In 1974, a young American archaeologist, Linda Jacobs, was invited to participate in an important dig in Iran. While there, not only did Jacobs uncover ancient treasures, but she also penetrated cultural boundaries to discover the intimate everyday life of an Iranian village. Digging In is her emotional journey to understand a culture that felt both strange and yet somehow oddly familiar. Separated by class, culture, and language, the villagers and Jacobs formed a friendship that has withstood the tests of time, distance, and political revolution. "They changed the way I felt about my family, my heritage, and the world," she tells us. Join Jacobs in discovering an Iran that the West never hears about, as well as the story of her own self-discovery, which every reader can identify with.