It’s a cloudy Friday morning in North Dakotaland and the sun seems to be struggling to make its way through my window and chase the morning darkness from my office.
So in the semi-darkness of my office-cave, I’ll offer a little gaggle of quick hits and varia.
- The new issue of Hesperia is out. While there’s nothing much in it for me to get excited about, I am sure that it’s very nice for those other kind of people.
- More on tsunami archaeology. Stories like this should make archaeology of the very recent past seem like a more plausible pursuit.
- Kostis Kourelis on the architecture of trailers.
- Cool gloves from Stanford. My wife recently ran a 10k and her legs really bothered her the next couple of days. So this article on cool gloves was particularly timely.
- Some brilliant thoughts on Digital Humanities with a Late Antique and Byzantine twist. Is Byzantine Studies on the verge of accepting digital methods?
- Hadrian’s Wall, landscape, and balloons.
- Have I mentioned how good (so far) The Verge’s Best Tech Writing of the Week feature.
- I don’t know why I haven’t linked to it already, but the ASOR blog is doing some great stuff.
- Some interesting thoughts on archaeology in Turkey with a particular eye toward the tension between foreign projects and the Turkish government. I’ve thought a bit (but just a tiny bit) about archaeology and the tragedy of the commons.
- Scripto seems really cool. I wonder if could be adapted to transcribing oral history recordings. Here are some other recent thoughts on crowd sourcing archival work.
- This video on the YouTubes of detonating World War Two era bomb is intense.
- An interesting gaggle of articles on MOOCs.
- What I’m reading (still): J. Bintliff, The Complete Archaeology of Greece: from hunter gatherers to the 20th century. Blackwell 2012.
- What I’m listening to: The XX, Coexist; Cat Power, Sun; Stan Getz, Jazz Samba.