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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}

cultural units of pottery, and so on. So I spent that time with him and then the following summer worked with - on my own in Minnesota with a WPA crew. I was given ten men and a site in northern Minnesota which I spent the summer at.

This for the first time being the uh, the - the man in charge of a big dig. I think this field experience was extremely important to me.
[00:05:28] It wasn't as easy then to get experience in the field as it is now, except for the case of the Laboratory of Anthropology, that was an important thing which was very soon afterwards stopped for lack of money.
Apparently the Rockefeller Foundation started this and then did not continue it.

My work at Harvard was in general anthropology. Courses in the whole field, all except linguistics; at that time there were no, there was no linguist at Harvard so I never got a single, a single bit of any knowledge of linguistics.

{SPEAKER name="Shirley Gorenstein"}
Who was the archaeologist you were working with? Who was the particular--

{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
At Harvard, the-- taking courses from [[Tahzer?]], he gave courses in Mexico and in the Mayan area; Carlton Kuhn; Ward in the Asiatic field, Lauriston Ward.

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