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New questions, new technologies, new specialties all leave their mark on the way archaeologists work.
Archaeological periods are not always easy to define; for example, we cannot gauge precisely when the Late Bronze Age turned into Iron Age I. Not so, however, with the Age of BAR. This...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2001
Will the Dead Sea Scrolls and the ruins of Qumran, adjacent to the caves where the scrolls were found, be given to the Palestinians? As the Israelis and Palestinians struggle slowly and painfully toward some kind of accommodation that...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2001
Archaeologists disagree over buildings at Jericho and Migdal
Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer claims he has found the oldest synagogue building in the Biblical Land of Israel, near Jericho. Not everyone agrees that it’s a synagogue, however. Meanwhile, Italian excavators Virgilio Corbo and Stanislao...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2001