We’re famous!

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Well, at least one of our artifacts is famous. I just got word that the latest edition of Archaeology magazine just came out and a cuneiform text discovered a few years ago and recently published by John was chosen as the featured Artifact for the September/October edition . You can see the write-up on the Archaeological Institute of America website. The tablet documents a previously unknown language in the form of a list of women’s names found by Dirk and his student, Dominique Wiebe, in the Bronze Palace.

Archaeology magazine is one of the most popular journals for general archaeology readers in the US with a large circulation and an excellent summary of the latest discoveries in archaeology across the globe. As an aside, we have a chapter of the AIA housed at the University of Akron and offer an free lecture series each year. This year, among other interesting speakers, we are pleased to have Dr. Brian Rose coming to Akron on March 14, 2013 to talk about the recent excavation of monumental tombs at Troy in western Turkey. You’re all invited to attend. If you join the Akron AIA chapter, you get a subscription to Archaeology magazine as part of your membership benefits.

By matney

Dr. Matney is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies at the University of Akron. He is the Director of the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition.

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