I’m packing for a quick trip to Greece today, but I’m also counting down the days before I leave Cyprus from the great Northern Plains. I’m not sure what my internet connectivity will be while I stomp around in the Argolid, but if there is a connection (no matter how faint), I’ll at least post a few photos.
In the meantime, here are some quick hits and varia to tide you over.
- This looks like a cool way to document Linear B tablets.
- Along similar lines, the introduction to this special issue of the American Journal of Archaeology gives a nice overview of the current state of discussion regarding craft production in the Bronze Age. This is a more important issue than you might initially think and the introduction is really accessible (and the entire issue is open access!).
- Creepy little Egyptian statues that move on their own.
- Historic photographs of Byzantine Istanbul.
- Mandan and Arikara pottery. Notice the comb ware!
- Byzantine archaeology in northwest Ohio.
- Landscapes of war.
- The Art of Punk on the “gritty aesthetics” of the Dead Kennedys.
- On a similar note, Cuban DIY inventions during the “Special Period in the Time of Peace.”
- Rick Rubin.
- Rededicating the Grand Army of the Republic statue in Grand Forks.
- Historic aerial photographs of American cities.
- Some interesting debate on whether Pandora is good for bands or bad for bands.
- The decline of the English major or its continued relevance.
- What I’m reading: See bullet point #2.
- What I’m listening to: Nothing new