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Each issue of Archaeology offers the grit, and the magic, of archaeological discovery with an up-close view of sites around the world. Readers can look forward to the latest news, vivid storytelling, and compelling photography. Archaeology brings the human past to life.
“Searching for the Witches’ Tower” recounts the hunt for evidence of a notorious seventeenth-century witches’ coven. Archaeologists excavating at a site in rural Lancashire, England, have uncovered remnants of a dwelling that may once have been home to four people condemned during the 1612 Pendle witch trials. What they have found so far may help determine whether this family practiced malevolent magic, or were caught up in a moment of hysteria. Travel with us to the famous city of Petra in Jordan, explore the deep caves of the American South, and learn how to bake bread like an ancient Egyptian. In these stories—and so many more—this issue of Archaeology brings the past to life.