History and Archaeology sciences looked at #3 Nature of archaeological work #1

The archaeologist is first a descriptive worker doing the systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material, evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery, to prove or disprove upheld ideas and to provide a thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgement. […]

History and Archaeology sciences looked at #1 Encyclopedism and enlightenment

Archaeology, also spelled archeology, may be considered a very recent or relatively new sciences. We are confronted with the past and may have already the science or study of ‘history’. That study is already very old and aimed at providing an overall explanation of the process of history. In the philosophy of history one tries to […]

Old Arad and Widespread literacy in Judah in 600 BCE

Looking at the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures they demand a certain knowledge of reading capacity. We did not have to wait for the new Tel Aviv University study published on April the 12th in PNAS to know that widespread literacy was required for going through the books of Moses and the Prophets. With the new […]