It’s a fall Friday and homecoming week here in North Dakotaland and the leaves are changing and the air is cool and crisp. We turned on our little gas fireplace yesterday night here at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World headquarters.
Nothing is better than sitting in a cosy office on a fall Friday and avoiding work by reading some varia and quick hits. (If you get through these quick hits too quickly, be sure to check out the newly released North Dakota Quarterly archive or listen to our Caraheard podcast or check out the latest interview on Prairie Public with the translators of K. J. Skarstein’s War with the Sioux!)
- Some people have asked for more Eric Cline on this blog. So here’s an hour long interview with the author of the award-winning, best selling book 1177 BC.
- Here’s an interview with MacArthur Fellow Dimitri Nakassis who refers to Eric Cline.
- Byzantine Crete.
- Early Christian church near Larnaka on Cyprus. This is useful and interesting because the Early Christian landscape of Larnaka bay is oddly under documented.
- Electric Archaeology has enjoyed a bit of a redesign. In a recent post he talked about an elegant solution to digital open research notebooks. My father worked on a related (but not really open) problem and got a patent for it back in the day.
- A cute animule from Ur.
- Other people have asked why we don’t post more about Archaeogaming. So here’s an interview with Andrew Reinhard who heroically announced his retirement from Facebook this week.
- Scale model of CBGBs.
- The achievement beard is much like the post-sabbatical beard.
- Photogrammar from Yale is a pretty cool way to explore the content of the Library of Congress archive. I want to do something similar for North Dakota Quarterly.
- Fear of diversity and fear of freedom go hand-in-hand.
- What I’m reading: George Kuh, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. 2015.
- What I’m listening to: Christian Scott, Anthem; Christian Scott, Stretch Music.
It’s fall, and the flokati beckons with the scent of a thousand goats.