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Lessons from One of the Oldest Board Games

Lessons from One of the Oldest Board Games

As an aspiring archaeologist, I delight in finding the connections between material culture and my everyday experiences. I do not intend to become the cinematic depictions of archeologists, although Harrison Ford is quite the looker. I also do not want to portray my knowledge (or lack thereof) in the same manner as the talking heads on many History Channel specials, such as the meme-worthy show, Ancient Aliens. Regardless, I want to shed some light on the subject of human history and the artistry, ideology, and history of board games.