Time again to clear out some of those open tabs and pelt you with links!
Here's a comic explaining how the desperate situation in Syria developed.
PhD Scholar blogs about finding answers to questions she didn't have through research - oh, how I know that effect!
Viveka Hansen writes about Nordic Iron Age clothing and dyes on her blog TEXTILIS.
If you are interested in textile conservation, check out the online workbook "Clothes tell Stories", intended to make aware of conservation issues and help with choices in museums and collections where there's no access to a professional conservator to help.
Andrea Phillips has a lovely and thoughtful post about Equal-Opportunity Objectification.
And one last women-/gender-related link: Doug posts about a conference session regarding professional women in archaeology, with links. Highly recommended!