17 mai 2014

Life Lessons From Research Abroad

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Justin Dunnavant. Last month I came back from a two month research trip to Ethiopia. I conducted archaeological excavations, lab analysis, archival research, and an exploratory survey of potential archaeological sites for my dissertation. In addition to helping my advisor with the research and logistics associated with his project, I also supervised five undergraduate students– for whom it was their first time out of the country. It took a lot of effort to organize, but in the end everything turned out great. We learned new archaeological methodologies and got a behind-the-scenes look at some of Ethiopia’s most prized artifacts and heritage sites. Read more...
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