Do You Dig Archaeology?

By Keith Kloor | June 17, 2011 10:05 pm

You know I do. I’m also a fan of this blog, whose author is a young archaeologist committed to engaging with the public. Check out her latest project:

The Maeander River, now known as the Büyük Menderes, flows through southwestern Turkey, connecting the ancient cultures of Anatolia with the Aegean, its twists and turns documented by Strabo and Ovid.

This summer, a team of archaeologists, bloggers and photographers will explore this relatively under-researched region, providing a real-time, multimedia experience to connect the public to this ancient landscape. The project will highlight archaeology as an art and a science, conducted by individuals who seek to understand the past and present of an idyllic landscape.

Now please go read this and give it some thought. I’m going to lend my support.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Archaeology, archaeology bloggers
MORE ABOUT: Archaeology
  • Steve McIntyre

    I share your interest in archaeology. I made a contribution.

  • Keith Kloor

    Thanks, Steve.

    I just want to clarify to folks that I have no personal connection to the archaeologist–never met her, corresponded with her, etc. I just follow her blog.

  • Colleen Morgan

    Hello, thank you so much for the blog post and the support!


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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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