BAR 24:01, Jan/Feb 1998
A Guide to 98 Digs: The Volunteer's View
Maybe youve always dreamed of being an archaeologist. Ever since your first Indiana Jones movie youve longed for an archaeological adventure, imagined making a big find. Maybe youre eager to uncover the history of places you know from the Bible. Perhaps youre a student trying to make a career choice or to obtain some experience that will further you in your chosen field of ancient history, archaeology or theology. Or perhaps you just want to get away, do something different. Whoever you are, whatever your reasons, if you want to know what it takes to go on a dig, youve come to the right place.
Without volunteers many important sites would never be excavated. Others would never even be discovered. Every year we prepare a dig guide for volunteers, gathering information from archaeologists …