Milestones

Milestones

Aug 11

Milestones: Joseph Aviram (1915–2022)

By: BAS Staff

Joseph Aviram, long-time Director and President of the Israel Exploration Society (IES) and a key figure in the development and popularization of the field of […]

Jun 30

Milestones: Emanuel Marx (1927–2022)

By: Thomas E. Levy

Emanuel Marx, pioneer Israeli anthropologist and expert on contemporary Bedouin societies of the Negev and Sinai deserts, passed away on February 13, 2022 while working […]

Jun 30

Milestones: Celebrating the Life of Emanuel Hausman, Founder of Carta Jerusalem

By: R. Steven Notley

Emanuel Hausman (z”l) passed away in Jerusalem on January 18, 2022, two weeks before his 99th birthday. Although many Biblical Archaeology Review readers may not […]

Martha Joukowsky

Mar 9

Milestones: Martha Sharp Joukowsky (1936–2022)

By: Barbara A. Porter

On January 7, 2022, Martha Joukowsky died at the age of 85 at her home in Providence, Rhode Island, near the Brown University campus where […]

Mar 9

Milestones: Ghazi Bisheh (1945–2022)

By: Catreena Hamarneh

On January 24, 2022, the archaeological community in Jordan lost Ghazi Bisheh, an ardent researcher who devoted almost half a century to archaeological research. He […]

Hershel Shanks and Suzanne Singer

Jan 19

Milestones: Suzanne Singer

By: Susan Laden and Rob Sugar

Even though it has been more than two decades since Suzanne Singer left her daily role as Managing Editor of BAR, her influence on the magazine […]

Tom Parker with Aphrodite at Petra

Oct 18

Milestones: S. Thomas Parker (1950–2021)

By: Megan Perry

Thomas (Tom) Parker, renowned archaeologist of Roman Jordan, passed away suddenly on September 12, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of 71. Tom had a long research career in Jordan, where he directed the Limes Arabicus and Roman Aqaba Projects and co-directed the Petra North Ridge Project.

Bert de Vries

Sep 22

Milestones: Bert de Vries (1939-2021)

By: Barbara A. Porter

On March 28, Bert de Vries, long time director of the Umm al Jimal excavations in Jordan and former director of the American Center of […]

George F. Bass

Sep 8

Milestones: George F. Bass (1932–2021)

By: Shelley Wachsmann

George F. Bass, who established the discipline of nautical archaeology, died on March 2, 2021, at the age of 88. During his first semester in […]

Dr. Eilat Mazar

May 26

Milestones: Remembering Eilat Mazar

By: Megan Sauter

Dr. Eilat Mazar (1956–2021), who passed away on May 25, 2021, was archaeology royalty. Her grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, directed excavations at Beth Shearim, Tell Qasile, […]