To Dig or Not to Dig?

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1200-1201
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1200

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KABUL-- After being denied access for 2 decades, archaeologists and cultural heritage experts are understandably excited about returning to Afghanistan. But many international experts worry that it is much too early to start excavating at important sites in a country that remains politically unstable, strewn with mines, and woefully lacking in storage facilities.