Nature. 440(7088):1106-1107, APRIL 27TH, 2006 PMID: 16641967 Issn Print: 0028-0836 Publication Date: April 27th, 2006 Print DIGITAL DIGS Michael Bawaya; + Author Information Michael Bawaya is a freelance writer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid Abstract Archaeologists are bringing past worlds vividly to life on the computer screen. But are the high-tech graphics helping science, or are they just pretty pictures? Michael Bawaya takes a look.