Some of my regular readers noticed that I missed a blog post yesterday. I apologize for the missed day, but should also point out that I posted last Sunday, so I still got me 5 post in this week. Over the next week or so, I’ll be out of town a bit, but I’ll do all I can to keep up with my regular blog schedule.
As the halcyon days linger here in North Dakota land and I prepare for a mid-morning blast across the North Dakota prairie, I would be seriously remiss if I didn’t present a little gaggle of quick hits and varia.
- The Amphipolis tomb and Greek politics. As an important election looms, nothing is irrelevant.
- Papyrus, mummy masks, and cartonnage: a mummy, media, mystery! I think the idea of using cartonnage as a way to launder papyrus purchased on the open market is ingenious and disturbing.
- Some progress on decoding the Herculaneum Scrolls.
- For those of you who aren’t keep track. The St. Louis [soon to be formerly] AIA chapter did this, so the AIA did this. This is a classic, “oh no they didn’t, oh yes they did” situation.
- A nice summary of digital and cyber-archaeology (that is archaeology conducted by and for cyborgs) at the ASOR annual meeting.
- The University of Sydney’s Lego Pompeii does include Steve Ellis with an iPad.
- A fantastic blog post on Punk Archaeology by Paul Mullins, and Andrew Reinhard’s paper from the Punk Archaeology panel at SHAs.
- Because Eric Cline’s book is not getting enough publicity, people are now reviewing the reviews of the book.
- Early Europeans apparently ate dogs and [honey] badgers. Archaeological evidence also suggested that the honey badger don’t care.
- The Pantone color of the year is Marsala, and Andrew Reinhard is right in the thick of it.
- A history of the Roma.
- Some neat stuff from a year with the North Dakota State Historical Society.
- Jane Jacob’s writing in Fortune in 1958 about American urban revival.
- I have a blog post brewing about the reasons for grade inflation.
- Atari: Game Over will be available on DVD on February 2nd, in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day! Watch me say the word “Strohs.”
- Vintage McIntosh gear. So, so sweet.
- What I’m reading: S.A. Harvey and D. G. Hunter eds., The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies. Oxford 2008.
- What I’m listening to: William Onyeabor, Who Is William Onyeabor?; Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love (because if I didn’t, we’d get our Subaru card taken back.)
The Milo-Badger don’t care either.