Spring has almost sprung here in North Dakotaland. I walked home last night without alerting the National Guard that I was outside alone and in casual winter garb. More than that, there was standing water on sidewalks this afternoon and slippery ice last night (yes, I did fall). So we’re almost out of woods.
As we celebrate the annual rite of thaw and prepare for next week’s writers’ conference, peruse some quick hits and varia:
- Despite being an archaeologist, I am still fascinated by really old artifacts.
- A strange review of a strange movie.
- Qatar gives Sudan a bunch of money to preserve its archaeological heritage.
- Lessons from the Little Ice Age.
- This has to be the worst road plan (from an archaeological perspective) of all time.
- More security at Pompeii.
- Lawrence of Arabia’s camp in Jordan.
- Icons and Modern Art.
- Small museums.
- Abandoned border checkpoints.
- This story of archaeology and late capitalism never seems to end.
- This is odd and lovely.
- The rise of citation analysis (a pdf).
- I’m not sure whether this is a joke or Wu-Tang being Wu-Tang.
- Well, this is depressing for ole Wilmington, Delaware, but it would be safe from zombies.
- What I’m reading: P. Halstead, Two Oxen Ahead: Pre-Mechanized Farming in the Mediterranean. (2014).
- What I’m listening to: Lightnin’ Hopkins, The Herald Recordings.