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Cartoon Caption Winners

May/June 2016

“I agree—It looked a lot more glamorous in the Dig issue!” Martin Bowers, Lexington, South Carolina

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our May/June 2016 cartoon (above), based on Ecclesiastes 10:8. We are pleased to congratulate Martin Bowers of Lexington, South Carolina, who wrote the winning caption.


“Yes, but did you find more scrolls?” David Burroughs, Chula Vista, California
“On the positive side, anything you find down there will be considered provenanced!” Larry Love, Vero Beach, Florida

Honorable Mention

“If you find a pomegranate down there, put it back. We can’t afford the legal fees.” Donnie Wiltshire, Cary, North Carolina
“Go on a dig with BAR,” they said. “You’ll learn so much,” they said… Beth Steiner, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
“This is not going to get you on the cover of BAR’s Dig Edition!” Alfred Willis, Burke, Virginia
“I seem to have made a mistake on the dig location.” Doug Rinkenberger, Washington, Illinois
“I don’t think this is what the dig leader meant when she said to dive right in!” Richard Carlton, Walla Walla, Washington
“I know you dig your work, honey, but this is the pits!” Lon Vining, Springdale, Arizona
“Let me guess, this is your first dig, huh?” Hilsa Ayonayon, Brisbane, California
“Dad, I’m guessing this isn’t the hole in one you were expecting.” Steve Shaffer, Tallahassee, Florida
“I don’t think you can get to China that way.” Abigail Hatley, Boca Raton, Florida
“Come on, Frank! Some Chinese restaurants still deliver!” Glenn Boyd, Doral, Florida
“I see you literally fell head over heels in love with archaeology!” James Hammond, Kenmore, Washington
One of the pitfalls of digging archaeology. Merilyn Copland, Lincoln, California