Why the Northern Plains Produces Archaeologists

I have often wondered why the Northern Plains produced so many elite archaeologists – Carl Blegen being the best known.

Perhaps it has something to do with our every day encounters with an excavated, stratified landscape.

The great trench, this morning:

GreatTrench.jpg

The scarps need work, but most people don’t excavate in the dark.

This is mostly tongue in cheek.

 

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