Research in the desert

Carbon County Museum Director Steven Dinero poses with a camel during his travels to Negev Desert in Israel, in 2017. There, he conducted research for his newly published book, “Virtual Tribe: Indigenous Identity in Social Media.”

RAWLINS – Steven Dinero, executive director of Carbon County Museum, distinctly remembers when his time conducting research in the jungle of South Asia went a bit, well, south.

It was nearing fall 2019, the tropical monsoon season. Not fully acclimated to the landscape or the voluminous dialects of the highly fragmented region, he was mostly reliant on hired drivers or taxis to get him around, Dinero said on Thursday.

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