Saturday, April 10, 2021

Archaeology in 2020 and 2021

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Digs 2021: Digging During a Pandemic. Dig Directors Dealing with the Uncertainty Caused by Covid (Megan Sauter). Despite the title, this essay is mostly about how the pandemic affected 2020 archaeological excavations in Israel. There is some attention to prospects for the 2021 season.
Several excavation teams are optimistically making plans for a dig season in 2021—with the understanding that these also might have to be canceled. Others, however, have already decided to suspend their field activities for this year.

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