Archaeologist donates Atari cartridge from dig to university

January 9, 2015 3:36 PM

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A University of North Dakota researcher who took part in a famous dig for discarded video games at a New Mexico landfill has donated one of the cartridges to the school to preserve a slice of late-20th century history.

Bill Caraher, an associate professor of history, bought the Atari 2600 Centipede game from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, for $60 via eBay.

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