Exploring the Past in Panama

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This article for National Geographic describes the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition to Western Panama. It includes descriptions of archeological finds and the daily activities of the archaeologists and of the local population.


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National Geographic Vol. 95, No. 13 (Contained within)

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  • Archaeology
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Indians of Central America


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama

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pp. 373-399

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