According to The Armenia Weekly news site, Dr. Mitchell Rothman, a Widener professor and chair of the Anthropology Department, is playing a key role in an excavation of an historic site in Armenia. The site is known as the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve in Yerevan.
The news site reported that Rothman “is conducting excavations at Shengavit together with Armenian colleagues. He plans on writing a book on the history and archaeology of Shengavit. This was, he explained, an area of dynamic social development. Though there are many gaps in our understanding of the process, study of the Shengavit community will hopefully shed much light on the development of societies in the region.”
Rothman also was featured on Armenian TV, and you can view the clip here.