URL: URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3692283/The-diary-pyramid-builder-Oldest-papyrus-existence-details-workers-shifted-stones-sheep-ate-reveal-secrets-inside-Great-Pyramid-Giza.html
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo started displaying the oldest papyrus in Egypt. It dates back 4500 years and shows off the daily schedule of pyramid of Giza builders .
A quote form the article reads, “The documents also list revenues transferred from various Egyptian provinces to feed pyramid builders and pay their wages”. It is interesting to think how different parts of Egypt were taxed to pay for all the skilled workers so long ago. It remind me of the lecture about how it is not right to assume that culture has always progressed positively over time. It is obvious that this was a very advanced culture a long time ago and other cultures have been much less advanced long after them.
The archaeologist in charge of the project seemed to be most interested in how the culture worked. They were very excited about the sheep rationing information that the papyrus held. I find that kind of practical things interesting.
Another group is also using a new advanced imaging techniques to get x-ray like scans of the pyramids in hopes of finding additional chambers. I think this approach to would most align with processual archaeology. It has a heavy focus on statistical usage and computers. It also is less about history issues and more about the process.