1974 Hershel Shanks founds the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS).
1975 First issue of BAR is published in 7-by-10-inch brown-and-cream format; BAS publishes first book.
1976 BAR includes first color photo.
1977 BAR offers first travel/study tour to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.
1978 BAR format is enlarged to standard magazine size.
1983 BAS buys first computer.
1984 BAS awards first Publication Awards; BAS moves business operation out of Publisher Susan Laden’s basement and editorial office out of Suzanne F. Singer’s basement to an office building across from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
1985 BAS launches second magazine, Bible Review.