The long, last legs of summer have finally run out, and today is genuinely a fall Friday with highs in the 50s and blue-grey skies. Weather like this will provide a nice evening for trick-or-treaters and make it just a bit easier to clean up the last of the fall leaves from the backyard this weekend.
If you’re one of those “varia and quick hit only” people (we call them viquickihos), you might want to roll back and see the interesting conversation and comments on the last two blog posts on writing for a non-academic audience.
If you’re only here for the archaeology, check out the nice work from the folks at Open Context who have a snazzy new front-end and (I’ve been told) a fancy new back-end (not that I’m looking). Here’s how our PKAP data now looks.
Hope everyone has a spooky and autumnal weekend!
- The news of the Mycenaean warrior’s grave from Pylos has taken the world by storm and gives us a feel for the sensation of Schliemann’s discoveries at Troy. Here’s the Cincinnati magazine story. Here it is in the old grey lady.
- There’s always someone around saying “me too!”.
- Minoan DNA.
- If you need more Mycenaeans and More Nakassis, check out his recent podcast appearances.
- Hobby Lobby purchased antiquities to support ISIS. (h/t to Morag Kersel)
- A new book series on Early Christianity from Penn State.
- Rowan Williams on the forgotten stories of Eastern Christianity.
- It’s never too late to stop worrying and learn to love archaeology!
- This could be the last thing you read on academia.edu.
- An anarchist plan to re-imagine the house museum.
- The University of California System really knows how to celebrate Open Access week.
- Lovecraft and Archaeology.
- Catalogue bot!
- An archive of cookbooks.
- One fewer excuse not to change the oil.
- Guns on campus at UT. In North Dakota, this movement lost momentum when we asked whether the legislature really wanted to encourage an army of armed liberals.
- Just add this to my Christmas list.
- I’m a pretty good Facebook troll, but not even in this guy’s league.
- What I’m reading: T. Gallant, The Edinburgh history of the Greeks, 1768 to 1913: the long nineteenth century. Edinburgh 2015.
- What I’m listening to: Built to Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong with Love; Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wave; Deerhunter, Fading Frontier.