In the chapter “The Tell,” what are the names of the four archaeologists leading the dig at Tell Makor, and what is the main job of each of these four people?

The names of the four archaeologists leading the dig at Tell Makor are Dr. John Cullinane, Dr. Jemail Tabari, Dr. Ilan Eliav, and Dr. Vered Bar-El. Cullinane is the head of the dig. Tabari is a scientific archaeologist. Eliav is the chief administrator. Bar-El is an expert in ceramics.

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The first on the list is Dr. John Cullinane. John is the head archaeologist on the dig, and he's also the one most likely to ask a deep philosophical question. It is his responsibility to explain the historical significance of the artifacts which are found in the tell. He is an Irish Catholic and a scholar, and he is keen to discover both the artifacts and the culture and history which made them.

Dr. Jemail Tabari is the man who initially shows Cullinane around the area and introduces him to Arab and Jewish cultures and traditions. He is an Arab man who was educated at Oxford. While he is strict in the sense of demanding that everyone give of their best, he is also compassionate and wants everyone working on...

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