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Lynn Swartz Dodd

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Lynn Swartz Dodd was awarded a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA in 2002. She currently is a faculty member in Religion at the University of Southern California and directs the Archaeology Research Center. Her archaeological projects are located in the Middle East ( and in southern California's Native American cultural landscape. She researches the politics of the past in antiquity and in contemporary society; and ancient linkages between technical innovation and cultural change. Dodd is co-founder of the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Work Group and the Institute for Shared Heritage.

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