Friday Varia and Quick Hits
September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Say what you will about the evils of climate change, but I will enjoy an early fall day when the temperature flirts with 80 on the Northern Plains. The last dance of summer provides a nice backdrop for a few quick hits and varia:
- Dimitri Nakassis pointed out that our site of Pyla-Koutsopetria appears on this digital atlas of Roman sites. Pretty cool. He’s also our 2012 Cyprus Research Fund Lecturer.
- This is a neat history of scroll bars (via Daring Fireball).
- Our man camp work got a little editorial press in the Minot Daily News.
- Endless conversations about a very small piece of papyrus.
- It seems that teachers who write are better at teaching writing. Of course, anyone at the university knows that the best teachers are usually the best and most active researchers in their fields. Doing usually precedes teaching.
- The contents of Chinese people’s houses.
- Kostis Kourelis thinks a bit about man camps and archaeology (and obliquely is getting to the archaeology of archaeology).
- Aaron Barth and Richard Rothaus have handwritten blog posts.
- Awesome preview of the Giro d’Italia (via James Wells).
- Some interesting chatter about changes in academic publishing and the consequences of the current model.
- I know it’s cliche, but the Super Eights in the World Twenty20 has become pretty exciting. Australia plays today at 9 am and you can watch it streaming in the internets in the U.S. of A.
- Why old books smell so good.
- Punk Domestics.
- What I’m listening to: Frightened Rabbit, The State Hospital.
- What I’m reading: Caroline S. Tauxe, Farms, Mines, and Main Streets: Uneven Development in a Dakota County. Temple University Press 1993.