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Afghanistan: Big Gamble

Louis Dupree
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Professor Louis Dupree was an American anthropologist who specialized in Afghan studies and is author of many books on the subject, which have served as the primary source on the history and culture of the country.

Dupree's research interests were diverse, reflecting both his own predilections and the inclusive nature of his mandate as an associate of A.U.F.S. These interests comprised but were not limited to archeology, ethnology, folklore, history, economic development, and contemporary politics. His most original and significant work was probably in archeology related to early human habitation in Afghanistan during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic. Among his notable achievements in this area was the discovery of more than 20,000 flint tools from the Upper Paleolithic at several sites near the village of Aq Kupruk south of Balkh. From the same area and period came a small limestone pebble carved with the face of a man and reported to be the oldest piece of portable cave art found in Asia to date.

After the coup d'etat in Afghanistan in April, 1978, Dupree was briefly imprisoned before being deported from the country. From then on he lived principally in North Carolina but returned frequently to Peshawar, Pakistan, to monitor the progress of the Afghan war. On several occasions he joined Afghan guerrillas on sorties into Afghanistan. Dupree died only a month after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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