I missed last Friday because I was on the road, so I feel lots of added pressure to come through with a genius edition of quick hits and varia this week. Maybe too much pressure.
Before we do that, however, I want to follow up on a little side project yesterday’s post. After reading this epic blog post comparing the Archaeological Institute of American to ISIS by a coin collector and lobbyist against import restriction on ancient artifacts called Wayne Sayles, Andrew Reinhard, Punk Archaeologist without Borders, and myself collaborated in a little punkish hardcore ditty that put together our reading of Sayles blog post to music. Reinhard, obviously, provided the music. It is awesome.
Now on to the varia and quick hits:
- This is a nice overview of the dust up between the Archaeological Institute of America and the St. Louis Society of the AIA.
- This is an interesting find around the church of Ayia Thekla in southeastern Cyprus not far from Pyla-Koutsopetria.
- A little more on Lego Pompeii.
- If you haven’t already, please go and listen the podcast that Richard Rothaus and I produced.
- More efforts to save Iraq’s Christian heritage.
- Some more on the fragments of Sappho and their strange and unfortunate history.
- This is a nice piece on the complex relationships between diplomacy and antiquities.
- Antarctic archaeology.
- This is a nice piece on archaeology and DNA.
- Why I’m not a maker.
- Bad luck rocks.
- Google Earth Pro is now free.
- Apparently people don’t believe in science.
- Here’s a little follow up to my review piece of the Bakken Boom! exhibit in Fargo.
- Some good stuff here by W. Scott Olsen.
- Drones on Afghan rugs.
- Storage of massive drilling rigs in Dickinson.
- Andrew Sullivan leaves blogging.
- This comparison of Neil Young’s Pono and the iPhone is the worst.
- This is a nice article reminding us that sport should be fun.
- Sweet vintage logos on Flickr.
- Jay-Z drops some cheddar on TIDAL.
- What I’m reading: Cătălin Pavel, Describing and Interpreting the Past: European and American approaches to the written record of the excavation. Bucureşti : Editura Universitǎţii din Bucureşti, 2010.
- What I’m listening to: Half Japanese, Volume 2: 1987-1989 (Music to Strip by, Charmed Life, The Band That Would Be King); Natalie Prass, Natalie Prass; The JB’s, We are the J.B.’s.
Where did I leave that?