I had a very good day at the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology conference yesterday. I met some interesting people and engaged in some insightful debate. I think my paper was well received and it generated some interesting questions and discussion. Many thanks to the BANEA organisers and in particular Ralph Häussler and Gian Franco Chiai for bringing together an interesting group of scholars and for hosting the Sacred Landscape sessions. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the BANEA committee for awarding me a bursary to enable my attendance at the conference.