It’s the calm before storm as classes start on Tuesday and students show up on campus this weekend. Fortunately, there’s the final test of the Ashes, Formula 1 is at Spa, NASCAR is at Bristol, and NFL preseason has entered its very brief, interesting phase.
While I’m taking the weekend to gather my thoughts and energy before the semester begins, I’ll pass along some quick hits and varia for your enjoyment.
- Archaeology in the ancient city of Amorium.
- Andrew Reinhard’s Archaeogaming and the court of public opinion. Some interesting ideas about what archaeology is.
- Archaeology in the time of crisis in Greece. The problem of looting.
- The tragic death of Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra.
- This is a bit disappointing.
- Byzantium/Modernism. Here is the table of contents.
- An older post, but a good one: the Ottoman phase of the “Tower of the Winds” in Athens.
- Are modern apartment blocks modeled in Roman insulae?
- If you have a moment, go check out North Dakota Quarterly’s new website, and hit the “Want More?” button to add yourself to our email list. We won’t pummel you with email, but I promise it’ll be worth your while.
- An abandoned shopping mall is remarkably uninteresting.
- Palo Alto’s endangered trailer park and the last flophouse in the Bowery.
- More of Ryan Stander’s photographs of the Bakken.
- The podcast renaissance and Relay FM.
- A guide of open access monograph publishing.
- The end of a punk archaeology landmark in downtown Fargo.
- One square mile of the world.
- The odd but familiar economics of streaming audio.
- What I’m reading: B. Alberti, A. Meirion Jones, J. Pollard, Archaeology After Interpretation. Walnut Creek, CA 2013.
- What I’m listening to: David Cloud, Today is the Day that They Take Me Away; Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free.
The Mighty Milo is under the weather today,
but he promises to be back to his vigilant self as soon as possible.