BAR 34:03, May/June 2008
Archaeological Views: Archaeologists—A Community of Compassion
BAR columnists usually address some aspect of the archaeological enterprise—a discussion of field methods, current trends or a personal account of a life in archaeology. Often, a columnist will discuss whether there is such a discipline as Biblical archaeology and, if so, whether it is alive, dead or limping along. Articles in BAR sometimes give the impression that our field is polarized, with scholars constantly lining up in opposition to one another.
But I would like to present a personal view of archaeologists that is not often seen in the public forum—and to offer a public thanks to the archaeological community.