It’s double digits this morning and it rained yesterday. Maybe winter is holding off for a few more days. (It is still getting dark before 5:30 pm though, so for people who the short, cold, melancholy days of Fall, the short part is still working fine).
Don’t worry. It is still Fall enough to enjoy a cup of hot coffee by the fire in Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters and to savor the sweet taste of quick hits and varia.
- The Sussex Centre for Byzantine Cultural History has a database of Byzantine Glass Mosaic Tesserae.
- The Houses of Leukaditi in Greece.
- Never on Sunday.
- Backup Minds and Dimitri Nakassis urge us to read James Scott’s review of the recent Jared Diamond book.
- Archaeological research on the Gallipoli battlefields.
- If you haven’t checked out Adam Rabinowitz’s epic post on 3D Thursday, you really should. You should also check out the Smithsonian’s recent 3D work. Here’s an NPR story on it and here’s the Smithsonian’s page.
- This looks good, but not 125£ good.
- I love maps and I love sound, so this is a good site for me. We need to record the sounds of the Bakken oil patch.
- I know this is a week late, but it’s worth commemorating: 100 Year Anniversary of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913. The list of shipwrecks is sobering.
- Sachin Tendulkar out for 74.
- Everyday life.
- I’m pretty sure that this is what the internet is for.
- Organizing America’s Bourbon.
- My university has been obsessed with branding and identity for years; now I know where this comes from.
- What I’m reading: M. Thompson, Rubbish Theory. (1979)
- What I’m listening to: …