Jane Kramer

Archeology, as it is practiced today in nearly every country with an interest in shaping a historical identity, falls somewhere between a hard science – “facts” that can be ascertained by dating, testing, and inscription experts – and an interpretive social science whose “facts” have traditionally derived from ancient texts and their mapping and attribution clues.
‘The Petition’, The New Yorker, April 14, 2008, Vol. 84, Issue 9.

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