Amidst the most recent and on-going budget battle in Washington, DC, one US congressman highlighted what he considered to be "frivolous" archaeological research funded by the National Science Foundation. While it may not be readily apparent how a study of ancient Viking textiles in Iceland is relevant to today's society, these writers spell it out.
Amidst congressional criticism, archaeologists take aim at the world’s big questions
By William Taylor
April 13, 2017