Benjamin Arbuckle

Benjamin S. Arbuckle is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 2008, I was sitting on a folding plastic chair in our makeshift archaeology lab situated on the grounds of a "sugar factory" in the provincial town of Niğde (pronounced NEE-deh), Turkey (about a four-hour drive south from Ankara, Turkey’s capital), when I made a discovery.