As a dedication, Zuckerman’s BAR articles have been opened to the public
On November 28, 2014, Dr. Sharon Zuckerman passed away at the age of 49. Zuckerman was co-director of the Tel Hazor excavations and senior lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Zuckerman wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor, the Yigael Yadin Professor in the Archaeology of Eretz Israel, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 2005 on, she co-directed the excavations at Hazor with Ben-Tor.
In the January/February 2008 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, she reflected on the discipline of archaeology:
Archaeology, as one recent textbook claims, is about excitement; it is about “intellectual curiosity and finding ways to turn that curiosity into knowledge about people in the past.” Archaeological endeavor can be compared to a journey to the past—a long voyage to Ithaca (to paraphrase the Greek poet Constantin Cavafy), full of adventure and discovery of harbors seen for the first time, Phoenician trading-stations and Egyptian cities. For me, the journey began at the acropolis of Hazor, amidst the layers of fallen mudbricks, burnt wooden beams and smashed pottery vessels scattered on the floors of the once-monumental Canaanite buildings.
As a dedication to Zuckerman, we have made her two BAR articles publicly available to read:
“Where Is the Hazor Archive Buried?” Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 2006.
“Archaeological Views: Giving Voice to the Silent Majority of Ancient Generations,” Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2008.
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