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February 2004
vol. 49, no. 2

FEATURES

16 The Ice-Free Corridor Revisited

Geologists are exploring North America's glacial history to retrace the steps of the first Americans.
Lionel E. Jackson Jr. and Michael C. Wilson

20 Quest for the Lost Land
The search for early Americans is taking researchers to the coast of British Columbia, where a now-submerged landscape may hold clues to the first settlers' coastal migration.
Renée Hetherington et al.

24 Geoarchaeology: The Past Comes to Light
From soil in Kansas to sediments at the bottom of the Black Sea, geoarchaeologists are exploring the landscapes that have shaped civilization.
Geotimes staff



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Assessing Earth Science in Texas
In Texas, a group of geoscientists is fighting to restore earth science to the core curriculum of the state's high schools.
Edward C. Roy Jr.

6 NEWS NOTES
Pursuing plumes * Volcanic forcing of El Niño * Mars geologist in action * An African puzzle piece * Microplates under the Aegean * Fire cooks rock clocks * Mesopotomian climate change

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Grand Plan for Another World

NASA's new mission to the Moon and Mars could have significant implications for its mission here on Earth.
David Applegate

14 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Space-Based Teamplay

At learning centers across the country, students are zooming to Mars and beyond while keeping alive the memory of the Challenger and Columbia disasters.
Jan Childress

34 GEOPHENOMENA
Triggering tsunamis

36 PROFILES
Don Turcotte: From convection to chaos

38 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Coal and Cremation in Ancient Peru
Geochemical data are revealing a potential new role for coal in pre-Colombian Peru.
William E. Brooks

56 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Pitfalls of PowerFluff

PowerPoint can reduce good data to meaningless fluff.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

 2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
30 Where on Earth?

35 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
38 Geomedia
: Lost World: Rewriting Prehistory
42 GeoMarketplace
44 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
51 Contributors Page

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