The countdown to fieldwork has begun in earnest, I’m trying my best to keep my priorities in order despite a trip to Boston (which will be fun), unseasonably warm weather (which has been great), and a few pressing deadlines (which I’m working through).
These pressures, however, come with the territory and won’t keep me from posting and you from enjoying a little list of quick hits and varia:
- A long article in Archaeology on the excavations at Gournia on Crete (my third favorite Mediterranean island).
- A New York Times article about an illegal excavation in Lecce, Italy has captured the world’s attention.
- Text, tattoos, and pilgrimage in the Early Christian World.
- An interview with Gavin Lucas and Victor Buchli on the origins of archaeology of the contemporary world.
- Some more on the B-movie pageantry of ISIS Iconoclasm.
- Byzantine inscriptions … for free.
- A Byzantine cemetery in Istanbul.
- Greek Easter Rocket War!
- Every ring-tab beer can might now be an antiquity (well, not really). I expect a vigorous and illegal trade in this artifacts to begin.
- The Museum of Modern Art’s digital vault.
- Nicholas Feltron on photography and data visualization.
- Another review of Atari: Game Over and an interview with Jim Heller, the mastermind of the Atari dump.
- If you don’t understand kerning, you can’t be President. Biden presents particular kerning issues, but easy to meme.
- Things out of place.
- DANGER ZONE.
- Modernist gas stations.
- What I’m reading: William L. Rathje, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Witmore, Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline. London: Routledge 2013.
- What I’m listening to: Some local music: Mandalynne Panic, I Sense Harm.