I am under brutal, continuous assault by allergies this month so I had a slow, headachy, mucus-filled morning at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters.
But, the blog must go on and my readers deserve their quick hits and varia on this springlike Easter weekend.
- Social practice and archaeology in the Naples catacombs.
- Some cool archaeology at Late Roman Ostia.
- The ancient theater at Florence.
- Drones and archaeology in Jordan.
- This is mildly disturbing (that someone could express this in public).
- Curious consequences of British Open Access rules.
- Chris Ware on numismatics.
- Mass in Famagusta.
- Reopening of the Iraq Museum.
- An American listening map.
- A film on Gertrude Bell.
- A 13-year old girl in Mongolia hunts with a golden eagle.
- RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
- The commercial value of the 1980s (and some notes on the Atari dig). FiveThirtyEight chimes on the relative crappyness of E.T.
- Clearly there is a lot of misinformation about the power of beards in the scientific community.
- Little boy with a big trashcan.
- Some will be more upset about the risk to quinoa than others.
- This will be my tour vehicle.
- What I’m reading: W. Rathje and C. Murphy, Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage. (1992).
- What I’m listening to: EMA, The Future’s Void.