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Dr. Andrzej Weber featured in "Minds Without Borders" article in New Trail magazine

July 1, 2015

Dr. Andrzej Weber was recently featured in an article in New Trail magazine, published by the University of Alberta.

The article is written by Omar Mouallem and entitled "Minds Without Borders: Why ‘thought diversity' makes tapping into global experience more important than ever".

An excerpt from the article: Just ask Andrzej Weber about the benefits of diversity. The U of A anthropology professor and director of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project leads scholars from seven nations investigating ancient hunter-gatherer culture in two parts of the world: Siberia's Lake Baikal and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. He began studying the former on his own 25 years ago, but soon realized the potential of multidisciplinary research. "The fact that it was international was really a natural consequence of looking for the best experts out there in academia," he says. He quickly learned there are also unintended benefits. "People have different perspectives and knowledge about the local context, environmental context, archeological context, that otherwise would be impossible to acquire on your own."

Link to article here.

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