A few months back from the field, the first print news of our work at Ambroyi and Hin Bazarjugh appeared. We prepared a small, light piece for the circular News and Notes and the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. The piece is basically an introduction to the project and a small glimpse at our finds from the 2013 summer– old news if you’ve been following us here, but we’re still excited. More, detailed publications are in the works!
On a personal note, this edition of News and Notes also contains an In Memoriam for Barbara Mertz, who in her guise as Elizabeth Peters was hugely instrumental in planting the passion for archaeology in my young novel-reading brain. So I’m proud to be continuing her legacy of critical thinking, curiosity, and not-always-demure behavior in league with the OI.