I Took My Child to Work — digging up skeletons

For Take Your Child to Work Day, 2017, Cognoscenti published

I Took My 11-Year-Old Daughter To Work … In Sudan:


Last year, I took my daughter to one of my part-time jobs: to northern Sudan, where she accompanied me as I worked as an archaeologist.

No, I’m not crazy, and yes, her mother knew (and we are still married). Ironically, the first time I ever suggested going to Sudan by myself, it took weeks to convince my wife that I would be safe.

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