Monday, March 18, 2013


Too often, the media, having become the main purveyor of “archaeology” to the nonacademic community, trumpet our reasoned conclusions—guarded by caveats and hedging—beyond the halls of academia as “assured results.” Shorn of their academic context, archaeological data then become props in modern political and social debates remaking the past as it is wished to be, not as it was.—Archaeology, Bible, Politics, and the Media, page 189

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