THE broad purpose of archaeology is to increase our view of history. The field archæologist works for the historian; together they try to extend our line of vision, to indicate fresh points of view and fields of inquiry, and to sketch in the background and elaborate the detail of the known historic scene.
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TUFNELL, O. The Wellcome–Marston Excavations at Lachish, Palestine*. Nature 153, 545–547 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153545a0