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An Invitation to LaughterA Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World$
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Fuad I. Khuri and Sonia Jalbout Khuri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226434766

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.001.0001

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Being Lebanese

Being Lebanese

A nationality or a profession?

(p.32) Three Being Lebanese
An Invitation to Laughter
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In this chapter, the author reflects on his experience as part of a research team in West Africa in 1962. He had the summer to learn some new techniques and perhaps even make some extra money. In July he joined an archaeological team excavating American Indian ruins at Klamath Falls in eastern Oregon. They were looking for obsidian chips, arrowheads, stone scrapers and knives, rotten wood, or charcoal. In about six weeks, they unearthed two sites, each containing a fireplace marked by a burned stone, a multitude of obsidian chips, chewed game bones, a few arrowheads, and burned poles. Toward the end of August, the team returned to Eugene carrying two skeletons and an enormous number of Indian artifacts. About two days later, the author was ready to leave for West Africa. No African or Lebanese immigrant would believe that he, a Lebanese, had come to Africa to do fieldwork in anthropology. He had never, ever felt as lonely as he did during his first two weeks in Magburaka.

Keywords:   research, West Africa, fieldwork, Magburaka, artifacts, anthropology, Oregon

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