If one defines a bible as a book which enshrines traditional values and attempts to inject these traditions into contemporary life, regardless of their congruency with other contemporary practices, then the Green Bible fits this definition very well. It is a traditional culture history, with enshrined stages and types fossiles and arguments about "chronological boundaries", amplified by thirty years of additional data. The Green Bible may be less than perfect, but it's certainly the best overview of southwestern Ontario prehistory at present and it will continue to be used for many years.
The CD version of the text suffers from the usual problems of the book-as-image, but it is an excellent first step. I strongly recommend it to archaeologists in all parts of the world. One can learn from its mistakes as well as from its scholarship.
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