The society encourages and endorses archaeological fieldwork, although it does not mount nor fund any expeditions. Opportunities for involvement in archaeological fieldwork are available to members of the NEAS by participation in an excavation project sponsored by various research entities within the society. Many members of NEAS are involved in archaeological research to provide an understanding of the Bible and the general history of the ancient Near East. Many of our members have published their work in books which have gained popular notice.