Archeology may shed light on the time of the torah, but religious science is not science. Science is neutral. Science is secular. "using ancient artifacts to shed light on religious texts - as long as they don't undermine the traditional reading of the texts" is NOT SCIENTIFIC enquiry, but religious justification. quite different.
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from the article: 'Torah archaeology' sheds light on ancient Talmudic dispute