Peter S. Williams, author of A Sceptic’s Guide to Atheism: God is Not Dead (Paternoster, 2009), has written a helpful introductory article at BeThinking.org on the discoveries in archaeology and the historical reliability of the New Testament.
He also lists several online articles and essays that serve as a good springboard into the topic.
Clyde E. Billington, ‘The Nazareth Inscription’ www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2009/07/22/The-Nazareth-Inscription-Proof-of-the-Resurrection-of-Christ.aspx
Kyle Butt, ‘Archaeology and the New Testament’, www.apologeticspress.org/articles/2591
John L. Brown, ‘Microscopial Investigation of Selected Raes Threads from the Shroud of Turin’, www.shroud.com/pdfs/brown1.pdf
Craig A. Evans, ‘Archaeology and the Historical Jesus: Recent Developments’, http://184.108.40.206/publications/article.aspx?articleId=335
Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus: A Response’, http://garyhabermas.com/articles/The_Lost_Tomb_of_Jesus/losttombofjesus_response.htm
Gary R. Habermas, ‘Historical Epistemology, Jesus’ Resurrection, and the Shroud of Turin’, Proceedings of the 1999 Shroud of Turin International Conference (1999), http://works.bepress.com/gary_habermas/40
Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Shroud of Turin and its Significance for Biblical Studies’, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 24:1 (1981), www.garyhabermas.com/articles/J_Evangelical_Theological_Soc/habermas_shroud_turin_significance_1981.htm
Gary R. Habermas, ‘The Shroud of Turin: A Rejoinder to Basinger and Basinger’ Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 25:2 (1982), www.garyhabermas.com/articles/J_Evangelical_Theological_Soc/habermas_JETS_Shroud_Rejoinder_Basinger.htm
Paul L. Maier, ‘The James Ossuary’, www.mtio.com/articles/bissar95.htm
John McRay, ‘Archaeology and the Bible’, www.4truth.net/site/c.hiKXLbPNLrF/b.2903877/k.7280/Archaeology_and_the_Bible.htm
John McRay, ‘Archaeology and the Book of Acts’, http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/Ted_Hildebrandt/NTeSources/NTArticles/CTR-NT/McRay-ArchaeologyActs-CTR.pdf
Hershel Shanks, ‘Supporters of James Ossuary Inscription’s Authenticity Vindicated’, www.bib-arch.org/news/forgery-trial-news.asp
Ben Witherington III, ‘Top Ten New Testament Archaeological Finds of the Past 150 Years’, www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/septemberweb-only/9-22-21.0.html