It’s been a busy, if unproductive, week here at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World headquarters, but I am convinced that spring is just around the corner, my field work will start in just over a month, and next week is the annual Cyprus Research Fund lecture featuring Andrew Reinhard and Raiford Guins, plus an interactive display of vintage game consoles. What could be more cool?
Well, one thing could be more (if not more cool) is this little interview that Richard Rothaus and I produced for the American Schools of Oriental Research blog and podcast series:
So, the flurry of activity probably accounts for the dearth of quick hits and varia, but hopefully it will be enough to satisfy my loyal readers until Monday morning.
- A restored bath and hamam in Paphos, Cyprus.
- Using drones to document looting in Jordan.
- Oh look! More on ISIS destruction and the antiquities trade.
- A nice summary of significant issues related to the dating of Jesus’s crucifixion. (H/t to Sebastian Heath)
- Work by Dumbarton Oaks on the Holy Apostles.
- The sounds of the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
- A statistical critique of the “Little Ice Age.”
- Learning to see data.
- And related to above, architectural cocktails.
- Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion.
- Muppet mash-up of “The Humpty Dance.”
- Typographica’s favorite fonts on 2014.
- I’ve been studying videos like this to help with the presentation of our next PKAP methods paper.
- Fractured exhibit on the impact of the oil boom in Ellendale, ND.
- Fishing with Babies in the Bakken.
- A couple cool stories from Inside Energy:
- Material masculinity: “We started packing up. Bedding, clothes, protein powders, dumbbells, and whatever else we had accumulated. None of us are good at goodbyes, so when we were done we just drove off.”
- Anger over the persistence of high rents in the Bakken.
- What I’m reading: C.P. Jones, Between Pagan and Christian. Oxford 2014.
- What I’m listening to: Miles Davis, Original Mono Recordings.