The rainy weekend has only added vibrancy to the fall colors. The beet trucks are on the roads. The mornings are cool, slightly damp, and dark. It’s fall in the Northern Plains.
This week will be a bit hectic with meetings, some grading, a conference, and a couple of slightly neglected deadlines, but I have time this weekend to get some reading done and watch some college football and maybe even get in a run or two. We’ll see.
In the meantime, here are some quick hits and varia:
- Rome’s economy through its lead pipes.
- More infrastructure: Eric Poehler’s The Traffic Systems of Pompeii. Oxford 2017. Out on October 10!
- Phil Saperstein’s critical review of A Mid-Republican House at Gabii and the challenges of publishing 3D data.
- A new journal for “creative engagement in history and archaeology” from the Electric Archaeologist.
- Turkey-Greece Byzantine Archaeology Workshop.
- Dumbarton Oaks acquires the Benton Gospels.
- Archaeological evidence for migrant workers.
- Lots of new stuff over at Archaeogaming.
- Breaking the power of monuments.
- The architecture of the Game of Thrones.
- What I’m reading: Rick Ruddell, Oil, Gas, and Crime: The Dark Side of the Boomtown. (2017)
- What I’m listening to: Isaac Hayes, The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976).