[The copper scroll] It’s quite fabulous (Milik thinks literally so, but he’s a clot)

To have taken a big part in the publication of these exciting finds, however, will be worth half a dozen doctorates to me, and will be the big bump-up I need for a future chair

Any archaeologist or scholar who digs or finds a text but does not pass on what has been found deserves to be locked up as an enemy of science

Archaeology is particularly vulnerable to scholars who gain control of materials and then refuse to publish them

One small Antonine literary passage has so conditioned our understanding of republican Roman colonization that scholars now expect to find Gellius lurking under every bed

anthropology, sociology, and criminology, have evolved either as unhistorical disciplines, or with an inadequate historical component, or with an actively anti-historical bias

From time to time, weary company directors contact me to announce they are intending to become archaeologists

In my opinion archaeology is a technique not a discipline