Cover: Painting by Ardeth Anderson. The "Splatt" Theory: an artist's conception of how the archaeological site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, was formed.
Shells and Society at Tikal, Guatemala
Household Craft Specialization and Shell Ornament Manufacture in Ejutla, Mexico
Gary M. Feinman and Linda M. Nicholas
Routes Through the Eastern Desert of Egypt
Stephen E. Sidebotham and Ronald E. Zitterkopf
Musings and Visions from the Director's Desk