Milestones

Milestones

Dec 5

Milestones: Jonathan N. Tubb (1951–2023)

By: Konstantinos Politis

  Jonathan Tubb, renowned archaeologist and long-time curator of Levantine antiquities at the British Museum, passed away on September 25, 2023 in London. He was […]

Sep 7

Milestones: Amnon Ben-Tor (1935–2023)

By: Igor Kreimerman

Amnon Ben-Tor, one of the giants of biblical archaeology and long-time excavator of the important biblical site of Hazor in northern Israel, passed away on […]

Sep 1

Milestones: Diane Harris Cline (1961–2023)

By: Alexandra Ratzlaff

On July 8, 2023, the archaeological community lost an enthusiastic scholar of the humanities with the passing of Diane Harris Cline. Associate Professor Emerita of […]

Jun 9

Milestones: Dennis E. Groh (1939–2023)

By: James Riley Strange

Dennis (Denny) Groh died on April 22, 2023, at age 83. He was a great scholar and a great friend, as illustrated by a memory […]

Jun 9

Milestones: Ilan Sharon
(1953–2023)

By: Jeffrey R. Zorn

Ilan Sharon, the former Nahman Avigad Chair of Biblical Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, passed away at his home in […]

Dec 13

Milestones: Michael Homan (1966–2022)

By: BAS Staff

  Michael Homan, Professor and Head of the Department of Theology at Xavier University of Louisiana, passed away on September 17, 2022. He was 56 […]

Dec 12

Milestones: Father Bill Broughton (1929–2022)

By: Robert A. Mullins

On September 22, 2022, biblical archaeology lost one of its greatest fans—the Reverend Canon Dr. William Broughton, affectionately known to many as “Father Bill.” He […]

Dec 11

Milestones: Burton MacDonald (1939–2022)

By: Douglas Clark, Larry Herr, and Larry Geraty

“Peace.” That was the trademark conversation sign off and genuine wish of well-known Canadian archaeologist Burton MacDonald, who passed away on October 20, 2022, at […]

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 […]