It looks like you are an experienced web user, knowing all the tricks. I find it difficult sometimes to get the information I want, often because I get too many hits. So if I am in trouble, may I call upon you?
I like the net, but I love books. I have a number of books that are crap, others seem rather reliable. But like you I'm far from being an expert and often I just don't know who to trust. This is where I put questions on the board hoping if not for experts to help, then at least for people who know languages I don't have an idea of. And there are plenty of those!
I did study Latin, Greek and Hebrew, I know French and I can read Italian and a bit of Spanish, but that was it (except for German
which is my mother tongue). I'm writing weekly articles for a newspaper on given names, trying to tell a bit of the story behind the name. I've done about 130 of those, hoping to find someone to make a book from them. Andy
P.S.: Archaeologist sounds interesting. Do you actually go on diggings? Where?