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courses also from Clyde Kluckhohn, not in archaeology but I think he was, his one course I took from him I thought was very important for me.
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{SPEAKER name="Shirley Gorenstein"}
Did you take work in physical anthropology?
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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Yes, I took work in physical anthropology with Hutin, his courses, and in the last year a course in field methods both in physical anthropology, in linguistics, or rather in archaeology and in social anthropology. As a matter of fact, at the time when I graduated in 1937, when I'd finished my graduate work in 1937, there was very little opportunity for positions available and Hutin was casting about for jobs for me and there were three possibilities.
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One, to do some excavations in Iceland, to get skeletons for physical anthropological work, or in other words to become a physical anthropologist; and there was also a possibility of my going to the Barbados to do a social anthropological study and I'm afraid that if any one of those jobs really came through I probably would have been in those fields rather than archaeology.
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I had become very interested in the Barbados through this field work course where we studied the Barbadian Negroes in Boston and Cambridge and I got to know many of them and got extremely interested in the whole subject of social anthropological studies.
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However my main interest was archaeology, although at that time I had no intention whatsoever of going to Mexico or the Maya area.
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I had worked in the southwest and in the north and I think my general preference was for work in southwestern archaeology.
{SPEAKER name="Shirley Gorenstein"}
Excuse me. You didn't tell what the third choice was.
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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Ah, let me see, um--
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