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Too Much Archaeology

“The Big Dig,” by Elif Batuman. The New Yorker, 8/31/2015. (This article is a prime example of an article I had initially passed over as lying outside of my sphere of interest, but one I later got drawn into during … Continue reading

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Too Much Archaeology

“The Big Dig,” by Elif Batuman. The New Yorker, 8/31/2015. (This is a typical example of an article I had initially passed over as lying outside of my sphere of interest, but one I later got drawn into in a … Continue reading

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The Megaliths of Gobekli Tepe

“The Sanctuary,” Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, Dec 19 & 26, 2011  (See previous posting.) Urfa (recently renamed Sanli-urfa) is a small town in southern Turkey, about thirty miles north of the Syrian border.  Muslims consider it to be the … Continue reading

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