Genius Grant Awarded For Research Into Ancient Cities

Anthropological archaeologist Guillermo Algaze wins a MacArthur fellowship for understanding society in early cities.
October 7, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Algaze, 48, chair of the UCSD Department of Anthropology, is widely recognized for developing new approaches to understanding origins and society in early cities. His extensive work in southeastern Turkey and the Mesopotamian area of the Middle East has produced new data about economics, politics, culture and everyday life, including evidence of early urban planning and substantial trading activity from cities that existed nearly 5,000 years ago... The $500,000 'genius' grant was awarded with no strings attached."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 6, 2003 in Ascribe
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