Speaking of moving on, I am still going through all the old news so bear with me as some of these are a bit dated now (2-3 weeks):
-The most exciting thing is this report from the BBC News discussing a new way of dating archaeological objects: with ceramics. Unfortunately they don't mention how much this technique--rehydroxylation--would cost researchers. Also, if used on mud bricks for example, the bricks will have had to be fired or from a destruction episode, which would only give us the date at which the building burnt down (note: this is not necessarily directly after the building was abandoned/went out of use!).
-This underwater archaeological project just off the coast of Greence sounds like a perfect next project to me!
-Think your life is bad? Archaeologists show us worse, or at least, remind us that we Americans are extremely lucky to be living in this day and age with all our opportunities and blessings. So quite 'yer bitchin'!
-New temples and fotresses found in eastern Egypt would have been one of the major stopping stops for ancient travelers coming from Canaan during the second half of the second millennium BCE. This carving of Ramses II is one of the many finds (photo from National Geographic).
-Something to ponder: is UNESCO damaging the world's treasures instead of protecting them?
And finally, does Indiana Jones have a "positive effect" on archaeology? Harrison Ford thinks so: