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Digging beyond the Tigris


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Éditeur : Abelard-Schuman Date & Lieu : 1959, London & New York
Préface : Pages : 342
Traduction : ISBN :
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 150x215mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Bra. Dig. N° 4324Thème : Général

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Digging beyond the Tigris

Digging beyond the Tigris

Linda Braidwood

Abelard-Schuman

Linda Braidwood tells the story of an archaeological expedition from its original planning stage in the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute to the actual field work in the Kurdish hills of Iraq, 200 miles north of Baghdad.
Mrs Braidwood, archaeologist wife of the expedition’s director and mother of two children, who accompanied them, tells us how an expedition is planned and financed; how the staff is chosen, and supplies and equipment assembled, how the workmen who do the actual labour are hired and how the daily routine of living and working on the ‘dig’ is organized.
The object of the expedition was to seek evidence of the great change in man’s history from cave-dwelling savagery to the establishment of settled villages of farmers and herdsmen.
Mrs Braidwood, however, is as interested in the present as in the past, and her story of life in modern Kurdish villages is as readable as her account of the ‘dig’.

Linda Braidwood was educated at Wellesley and the Universities of Munich, Michigan, and Chicago. She is married to the archaeologist Robert J. Braidwood.
She herself is a staff member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. In 1937-38,1947-48, and 1950-51 she was a member of its expeditions to Syria and Iraq. Between digging seasons she works on the Institute’s publications, and she is also an editorial advisor for Archaeology.


Table des Matières


Contents

Introduction / ix

1. How we came to dig Jarmo / 3
2. Getting ready to go / 9
3. From Beirut to Damascus / 23
4. Baghdad / 30
5. Up to Jarmo / 42

6. Getting settled—Jarmo style / 57
7. We begin to dig / 69
8. An interlude of dancing / 81
9. Getting into harness / 85
10. To market, to market / 100

11. A Kurdish market place no / 110
12. Up from hard-boiled egg pie? / 120
13. Luncheon for the governor / 134
14. Not so light housekeeping / 139
15. Ailments: automotive and human / 155

16. Junior camp members / 170
17. Animal problems / 182
18. The gathering of the staff / 193
19. Gran’ma becomes an archeologist / 203
20. Spring digging / 210

21. Holidays / 229
22. A (pleasant) state of siege / 244
23. A Kurdish wedding and a cherry spree / 251
24. A busman’s holiday / 261
25. Digging ended / 269

26. The division / 282
27. Farewell to Jarmo / 286




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