No College Grad
I was not fortunate enough to attend college, as some of your editorial writers were. But I have learned a lot about history and archaeology from you. You are the best publication around.
BAR on a Tabloid Kick
The BAR 20:02 is the poorest I have ever seen in terms of archaeological content: an article on a bureaucracy (the Israel Antiquities Authority), a convention of archaeol-ogists, a Harvard Museum controversy and a heavily padded rehash of Dead Sea Scrolls politics.
I think you have lost your rudder. Please go back to the subject in your journal’s title and get off this tabloid kick. I am interested in a journal on archaeology, not on tidbits of gossip and the posturing and politics of the luminaries in the field.
In the Beginning
As a reader of BAR from the very beginning in March 1975, I have always been amused by the letters to the editor saying “cancel my subscription.” During a snowbound weekend I thought it would be interesting to find the first such letter.