The sleek tarada provided Wilfred Thesiger the fastest-available transport between villages of the Awhar. He photographed these in Qabab, east of Kut and west of Ali-Al-Garbi. Those lands are now long-dried. We hope to create new salt marshes, far to the south, where one day the graceful tarada may dock. #cmarsh
Location: West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
I am an anthropologist, archaeologist, and geographer, engaged in re-building university programs in Iraq. I tend to think about life as lived over the past several thousand years, as well as over the past several hundred hours. I was not embedded in "hot" zones. I was just going about a very odd little bit of ordinary life, in extraordinary circumstances.