This blog is the second volume of my relatively long-running blog “Archaeology of the Mediterranean World”.  This blog represents a kind of long form mindcasting.  When I have ideas, I write them down. Fortunately, I have lots of ideas (of varying quality, to be sure), and I find the writing them down, usually first thing in the morning, gives my day the best chance of being productive.

I am a professor of history at the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. I am a historian by training, but an archaeologist by vocation (necessity)?  My professional interests range from archaeological method to Late Roman and Byzantine history, ecclesiastical architecture, Hellenistic fortifications, and settlement archaeology in Greece and Cyprus.


  1. Calliope Papakonstantinou February 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hello from Greece
    I’m a Greek language and literature teacher.
    So many interesting things in your blog!!!


  2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118255179.notes/summary

    Dear Bill thanks very much for your kind and suitably critical comments on my Complete Archaeology of Greece volume. Wiley-Blackwell made a poor job of advertising the fact that there are 400 pages of free online notes to the book for students and other interested academics, the weblink is above.
    On the period cover, I did persuade the publishers to keep the paperback price low enough for anyone to buy it, and even if at first one looks for particular periods my aim in writing the book was to encourage everyone interested in Greece to take a longer view of its rich heritage

    Best wishes
    John Bintliff


  3. Hi – I just stumbled upon your blog and am enjoying it quite a bit. Lines


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