Anthropology, Department of



Ann Putz

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Published in Nebraska Anthropologist Vol. 17 (2001-2002). Copyright © AnnPutz; published by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln AnthroGroup.


Research at Qumran has lead many archaeologists, religious figures, and other academics into disagreements about what the site really was during the time of the Romans in the Holy Land. Qumran was first excavated in the 1950 's after scrolls were found in the caves surrounding the site. The site has some very unique features not found anywhere else in Israel or Jordan, leaving the researchers somewhat confused. Qumran has had several occupations and has also been rebuilt many times due to earthquakes. This only adds to the confusing in determining what the site of Qumran really was.

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