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Guide to the Ralph S. Solecki archaeological surveys ARC.092

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Biographical Note

Ralph S. Solecki, Ph.D. (b. 1917) is an archaeologist and professor emeritus at Columbia University. He has conducted excavations in the United States, the Middle East, and eastern Europe. He is most well-known for his excavations at Shanidar Cave in the Zagros Mountains of Iraq during the 1950s, which were integral to the study of Neanderthals. In 1977, Solecki conducted an archeaological survey of several areas of Brooklyn for the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Project, which was initiated by the New York City Department of Water Resources to assess the impact of sewer construction in Brooklyn.


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