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Katie Paul
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Research Analyst/Anthropologist focusing on MENA region heritage looting, culture, politics, & society - w/ a penchant for social media & globalization.
Research Analyst/Anthropologist focusing on MENA region heritage looting, culture, politics, & society - w/ a penchant for social media & globalization.

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Social Media - Beyond the selfies
Several times before I've discussed the topic of social media and how it can be used for the positive and the negative. The positive is found in the ability to give voice to the often voiceless especially in countries where medias stay controlled. In other ...
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Breaking Gender Boundaries in the Middle East: It take balls, brains, and bravery
The past month in the US has proven big in gender and LGBT
issues – Bruce Jenner’s transgender interview changed the way America sees
trans individuals, the supreme court makes a decision on proposition 8
regarding same sex marriage, and the nation faces th...
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Time to Change the Digital Dialogue on Religion and Violence
In preparation for writing this blog I scanned the Internet
looking for images – and came across the horrific news of the Ethiopian
Christians killed by ISIS in a newly released video. Photo Source: Minhaj.org Throughout history we have seen the repeated lo...
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Why we developed the ArchaeoVenturers Project
THE DIGGER Photo Credit: Eric H. Cline and Biblical Archaeology Review For years my family silently suffered behind their smiles and nods as I would go on – and on – and on about archaeology, anthropology, the Middle East, or whatever it was that I was work...
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Monumental Destruction: To condemn or not condemn?
Monuments are a curious concept in modern society – just as
the victors often write history, those in power are also responsible for
determining what is valuable – what is worth memorializing and what should be
forgotten.   What defines “good”
destruction f...
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Archaeology in Pop Culture: Helping or Hindering the Discipline?
When most people hear “archaeology” one of the first things that comes to mind is Indiana Jones.  How is it that a pop culture icon became the mascot of a scientific discipline? Archaeology – and all of the romanticized tales of ancient mummies and temples ...
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The Greek Genocide 100 years later - Is history repeating itself?
Greeks of Pontus:
Maintaining Identity Growing up in America with any ethnic background allows many
of us to relate across cultures – simply by the similar ways in which our
families share and preserve the keynotes of each of our cultures.   For ethnicities...
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Kurdish Female Fighters: Symbols of strength in women’s rights and the war on ISIS
Who are the Kurds? Map of Kurdistan region and intersecting nations. Source: Wars in the World Kurdistan is a
territory in the south of the Caucuses in the mountainous regions that
primarily intersect Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.   The Kurdish people have ...
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Happy Holidays from the ArchaeoVenturers
Greetings from the ArchaeoVenturers team! This holiday season, we wanted to share our own special holiday traditions from each of our families with you all! These past 3 months since launching #AVProject, we have gotten so much support and received all kind...
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Free Speech Movement 50 years later: The NexGen Freedom Fighters
History repeats itself. We’ve all heard it – and everyone has that point in history where they believed they have witnessed this recycling of events. But much like us, chronicles of the past evolve. Sometimes the evolution isn’t evident until we recognize i...
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