Despite Early Mornings Platt Fellow Happy to be Excavating

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By: Ted Gold, University of Chicago, 2012 Platt Fellow

To begin with, a little background on what the Platt Fellowship meant to me: I’d been doing some work for Professor Yorke M. Rowan over the course of the winter and spring quarters of my third year at college, and he was kind enough to inform me that he was running a dig at the (more…)

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1 Comments for : Despite Early Mornings Platt Fellow Happy to be Excavating
    • H. Katharine Sheeler
    • August 22, 2012

    Dear Ted,

    I, too, spent the summer on a dig in Israel — my site, Khirbet Summeily, is a great little Iron Age settlement with an awesome view. Your description of early(!) mornings, the joys of digging mudbrick, the adventures of flotation, and your obvious passion for dirt could easily be mine. Thanks for sharing your well-written (I'm a highschool teacher), thoughtful, and absolutely eloquent blog. I am proud to be a member of an organization that works hard to get students like you into the field. Congratulations on your Platt Fellowship — I hope you attend the Annual Meeting in the fall, I'll be checking name badges, looking for you.

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