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Re: Yuri's Reluctance
Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> OTOH, if those invitations were made only to point out to me that I'm
> lacking in first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork, I had no
> reason to reply to them.
Why would you even think that? You offered several comments
suggesting a severe lack of knowledge about field methodology.
People quite generously offered to allow you to learn about field
methods, first hand.
> I never claimed to be a professional
> archaeologist. My main fields of study are ancient history, the history of
> religions and cultures, and historical anthropology, among some others.
The last time I took course work in archaeology, it was
part of the Anthropology department. Cultural anthropology,
historical anthropology, and comparative religions were required
courses for a degree. It would appear that many archaeologists
have been schooled in and are knowledgeable about these subjects,
among some others.
> If some of our archaeologists don't need any insights that can be gained
> from the study of these disciplines, this will only point to their