Israel Finkelstein, one of the preeminent current Israeli archeologists, believes that there is a way in which he can use the various strata of Meggido to date the stories of the Bible as well as provide dating for other historical events around the Mediterranean. I like the ambition of this project but I hope that it doesn’t further complicate the already difficult idea of whether the bible is historically accurate (at least at some point in history). I look forward to seeing what will ultimately come from this project. See this piece on Finkelstein’s dating methods.
This caught my eyes. I am not saying I believe it, but still, the sounds interesting. The methodology does sound a bit weak, considering the earliest evidence is from about 1000 years ago.