Friday Varia and Quick Hits

There are few things better to do on a snow North Dakotaland morning than to prepare a series of quick hits and varia. It is even better when I’m by the fire in the New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters with a nice cuppa coffee.

ApartmentBlockOne of my favorite apartment blocks in Grand Forks

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  1. That book on the later Roman Empire sounds really interesting! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  2. Turkey’s changing policy is a good example of how our “Western” assumptions about cultural heritage are becoming increasingly problematic. And yet, some of the current developments can be traced to their roots in the Ottoman Empire. There’s a recent book exploring the topic: http://www.worldcat.org/title/scramble-for-the-past-a-story-of-archaeology-in-the-ottoman-empire-1753-1914/oclc/769143696

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    1. Stephano,

      Absolutely to your comment. The intersection of postcolonialism, nationalism, and cultural property in Turkey is significant for all conversations about archaeological ownership and should undermine simplistic Western attitudes. Thanks for the reference as well.

      Bill

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