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Archaeological Digs

Many people have told us that it has been their lifetime dream to work on an excavation. With numerous digs being conducted every year, you can make that dream come true—but not before you read the articles below, which we’ve selected to help you select a dig and to let you know what you can expect when you participate in one.

The articles below were hand-selected by the Biblical Archaeology Review editors especially for members of the BAS Library.


How to Pick a Dig

BAR 5:02, Mar/Apr 1979
By Dan P. Cole

Eight Not-So-Obvious Questions to Ask Before Joining Your First Dig

BAR 20:01, Jan/Feb 1994
By Jo David

Diggers—From Paid Peasants to Eager Volunteers

BAR 20:01, Jan/Feb 1994
By Kenneth Atkinson

The Volunteer’s Contribution to Archaeology and Vice Versa

BAR 8:01, Jan/Feb 1982
By Ellsworth E. Rosen

Volunteer for Life: “Termite” Catches the Bug

BAR 18:01, Jan/Feb 1992
By Theresa Wigginton

A Day on the Dig

BAR 24:01, Jan/Feb 1998
By Gregory S. Hobson