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- Archaeologist loses important artifact
The Daily Northwestern [USA], 10/5/07
The story sounds like the foreword to a Dan Brown novel or the
introduction to an Indiana Jones film: An archaeologist searches
valiantly for a lost Bronze Age artifact. It's a small piece of a vast
puzzle that, if solved, could bring to light a civilization obscured
from history. But the premise is far from fiction. On the morning of
Sept. 20, archaeologist David Peterson misplaced a carved stone artifact
in the vicinity of the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center parking lot.
Peterson, who is conducting research at the University of Chicago, was
working with colleagues at Northwestern's Department of Materials
Science and Engineering in Cook Hall before he lost the relic. The
artifact is a carved rectangular stone marked with horizontal dashes and
circular designs; it is less than four inches long and about half an
inch thick. The artifact was recovered from the Eurasian steppes and is
an important piece of Peterson's research. The archaeologist has posted
signs near SPAC and surrounding buildings but without success. Although
the relic has no monetary value, it has great research value to
archaeologists studying ancient Eurasian metalworking, Peterson said.
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