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A Day in the Life of Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth (Continued)

By: Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth

Wednesday afternoon Every Wednesday at noon, I attend the Introduction to Archaeological Ceramics II class in the Museum’s new ceramics lab, taught by Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau. I listen and try to understand the very technical lectures about things like petrographic thin section analysis, which is how to explain what kind of mineral we saw in […]

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A Day in the Life of Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth

By: Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth

Wednesday morning I start my day early at the West Philadelphia home-stay of Anne and Seth. My room is on the third floor rear part of the house where I can see the Vientiane Café and community gardens from my window. Anne and Seth have 5 children as well as three home-stay visitors, two men […]

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