A leader in the field

Volkmar Fritz (1938-2007) was the director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem between 1994 and 1999. He was a leader in the field, a generous scholar, and an encourager of prompt publication. Here, he discusses the finer points of a site on a fieldtrip with Albright fellows Justin, Mark, and Ann.

For those interested in biblical archaeology, his The City in Ancient Israel (1995) is a must read.