Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1323 & 1324 – The Fraudulent Antiquities Trial Report III & IV with Andrew Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn

Andrew Vaughn, executive director of the American Schools of Oriental Research, talks about the trend of holiday-oriented news conferences of archaeological discoveries aimed at avoiding scholarly scrutiny, and the results of the Antiquities Trial in Jerusalem.

On the second program, we discuss the James Ossuary and also the recent announcement of the exploration of a first century tomb in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem, sometimes called the Patio Tomb.


One response

  1. I’m disappointed that Dr. Vaughn is still referencing the bogus statistical analysis he published “7 years ago” that I debunked online last year. It’s horrendously fallacious to argue on one hand that unprovenanced artifacts are fake because they don’t resemble provenanced ones enough, while on the other hand arguing that they’re fake because they resemble provenanced ones too well. Vaughn never replied to my article, nor to BAR editor Hershel Shanks who challenged him to defend his logic with an objective method of determining forgeries, rather than this statistical handwaving nonsense.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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