At the end of a hectic week in North Dakotaland, I’ve traveled west to the might “Capital of the Northern Prairie,” Bismarck, ND for a meeting. The temperature is set to top 95 degrees reminding us that summer has a little more to offer before succumbing to golden light of fall.
Fortunately, I have a nice swarm of Quick Hits and Varia to help you beat the heat this weekend.
- The New Yorker on Istanbul’s big dig.
- Hellenistic wall painting at Petra.
- Using data from the ADS to study Roman settlement in Britain.
- NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World helps out the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani.
- Archaeological site replaced by a very nice concrete picnic table.
- We should add that table to this list of places where we don’t want to sit.
- Mike Wesch newest project: My Teaching Notebook.
- One-star Yelp! reviews of national parks. We need to do this for Greek archaeological sites, except that I want to write the reviews!
- This is what happens when you give someone something for nothing.
- The Archaeology of the Internets: Space Jam Forever!
- Shipping containers as high rise.
- Probably the most important immigrant from the Planet Lovetron. RIP Daryl Dawkins. This is the best, and maybe only way to celebrate his NBA career. Cheeks to Jones to Dawkins!
- What I’m reading: B. Alberti, A. Meirion Jones, J. Pollard, Archaeology After Interpretation. Walnut Creek, CA 2013. (Cut me some slack, it was the first week back teaching!)
- What I’m listening to: Neil Young, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere; Neil Young, After the Gold Rush; Neil Young, On the Beach.
Milo is recovering from his cough and ear infections, but he wanted to make sure everyone knew that being a sick, 2-year-old, yellow dog is not easy.