Sunday, May 08, 2022

More on unsung local archaeological laborers

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Archaeological Laborers in the Middle East. Examining the critical role of local workers in archaeology (Marek Dospěl).
Writing for the Spring 2022 issue of Biblical Archeology Review, Allison Mickel addresses this complex issue in her article “Silent Labor: Dig Workers in the Middle East.” An assistant professor of Anthropology at Lehigh University, Mickel spent five years interviewing local archaeological laborers who helped excavate two major sites in the eastern Mediterranean: Petra in Jordan and Çatalhöyük in Turkey. ...
The article is behind a subscription wall, but this BHD essay gives you a taste of it.

For more on the Unsilencing the Archives exhibition, see here.

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