I’m still hanging out at the American School of Oriental Research annual meeting in sunny and warm San Diego. Unlike some years, I’ve been able to enjoy a full slate of panels. Yesterday the panel on Maritime Archaeology and Object Biography were particularly thought provoking, and today it looks like I could spend about 6 or 7 hours in panels devoted to the archaeology of Cyprus.
So with the travel and conferencing by quick hits and varia will look a bit thin, but I figure I do owe my readers something!
- Cypro-Minoan tablets from Pyla-Kokkinokremos.
- Assyrian reliefs and 3D imaging.
- Fancy Roman mosaic in Zeugma, Turkey.
- Deserted Greek villages from Kostis Kourelis.
- The quirky and progressive mayor of Thessaloniki.
- Richard Rothaus says go see the Overnighters, a documentary film on Williston, ND and the oil boom.
- You can now read a complete draft of my Tourist Guide online.
- Andrew Reinhard says go and check out Atari: Game Over, a documentary film on digging up Atari games in the Alamogordo desert.
- Forever professors and ageism in academia.
- Think about this next time you use Facebook. For my part, I’ve switched to Ello.
- Creator of Choose Your Own Adventure dies.
- Thurston Moore’s poetry class at Naropa.
- A long review of Neil Young’s Pono.
- What I’m reading: Zack Furness, Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower. (2012).
- What I’m listening to: Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street.