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Paul Zimmerman from the ArchaeoTech podcast joins Chris and Rachel on their archaeological project in the high desert of Nevada. We talk about a dubious piece of Neanderthal art - I mean, art is art, right? We also look at a Nubian cathedral that was recently excavated. Finally, Paul helps us understand the Temple of the Winged Lions at Petra. He's…
 
Investors have pumped capital into emerging markets since the beginning of civilization. Egyptians explored basic mathematics and used their findings to build larger structures and even granaries to allow merchants to store food and serve larger and larger cities. Greek philosophers expanded on those learnings and applied math to learn the orbits o…
 
Alan brings on a guest to talk about a different sort of art today - objects that are commonly known as Venus Figurines. Were they early pronographic objects used to arouse men as the first archaeologists that discovered them thought or were they symbols of fertility and used as talismen to bring forth a good birth? Stephanie Haro has been studying…
 
We're talking field and mobile power on this week's episode. With Paul working on Chris' project and guest co-host Richie Cruz also present, we have a lot to talk about. We cover solar panels, batteries, and mobile vehicle power solutions. Links Jackery SolarSaga 60W Anker Powerhouse 200 Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 All-Terrain Family on YouTube Magn…
 
On today’s podcast we have Carlton Shield Chief Gover back on the show. In addition to being a host of the A Life in Ruins and Sites Bites podcasts on the Archaeology Podcast Network, Carlton is also a PhD student at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. We talk about the three podcasts he hosts and an u…
 
This episode turned out to be rather the diverse discussion, inspired by the 76th Anniversary of the WWII Potsdam Meeting, where the fate of Germany was decided by the Allied Powers and a whole country was physically divided. This includes everything from trying to define the differences between a border, boundary or frontier, to modern vs archaeol…
 
In this episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, The hosts have another off the rails discussion about domesticates. This time however, talking llamas, guinea pigs, camels, horses, goats, and dogs. You might notice that not all of them are Old World Domesticates. Honestly, you’ll just have to listen to the episode understand. It is actually a very thoug…
 
Anna and Amber are joined this week by Allyson Blanck, a Classical archaeologist and advocate for accessibility and inclusivity in the field. Learn about best practices for accommodating archaeologists with disabilities in the field, the changes that are already underway in the discipline, and how much farther we need to go. Plus, some excellent do…
 
We have three great news stories for you this week. First, we talk about an article from Smithsonian about ancient tombs in Egypt. Check out the documentary coming out in 2021! Next we look at an experimental archaeology article looking at three different cave lighting systems and their effectiveness. Finally, we look at the oldest tattooing tools …
 
Author Albert Cory joins the podcast in this episode to talk about his new book, Inventing the Future. Inventing the Future was a breath of fresh air from an inspirational time and person. Other books have told the story of how the big names in computing were able to commercialize many of the innovations that came out of Xerox PARC. But Inventing t…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. 0:00 Introduction 01:41 Umberto Albarella & Helen Thompson 18:24 Liam Hand 29:38 Some further thoughts Link …
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. 0:00 Introduction 01:41 Umberto Albarella & Helen Thompson 18:24 Liam Hand 29:38 Some further thoughts Link …
 
Sandy Rogers has master's degrees in both physics and archaeology. He's used this mix of talents in the development and use of obsidian dating techniques. Links California Rock Art Foundation Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Twitter: @archeowebby Dr. Alan Garfinkel avram1952@yahoo.com ArchPodNet APN Website: https://www.arc…
 
Roy Allen opened his first root beer stand in 1919, in Lodi, California. He’d bought a recipe for root beer and boy, it sure was a hit. He brought in people to help. One was Frank Wright, who would become a partner in the endeavor and they’d change the name to A&W Root Beer, for their names, and open a restaurant in 1923 in Sacramento, California. …
 
Archaeology & Ale is a monthly series of talks presented by Archaeology in the City, part of the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department’s outreach programme. It's our honour to welcome Professor John Barrett speaking on the 'The Importance and Future of Archaeology: a personal view.' This talk took place on June 16th in-person and online vi…
 
We provide some pretty great advice on today’s episode. We focus on the UK study “Profiling the Profession” from Landward and it translates well to other states. Links https://profilingtheprofession.org.uk/ Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarch; Bill A. @archaeothoughts; Chris W @Archeowebby,…
 
The Internet is not a simple story to tell. In fact, every sentence here is worthy of an episode if not a few. Many would claim the Internet began back in 1969 when the first node of the ARPAnet went online. That was the year we got the first color pictures of earthen from Apollo 10 and the year Nixon announced the US was leaving Vietnam. It was al…
 
In this episode, we delve back into the Paleoindian period. We interview Kelton Meyer, a graduate student in anthropology at Colorado State University about his research on game drives in the Rocky Mountains and the techniques he utilizes to analyze spatial relationships. The three hosts also chat with Kelton about his recent publications and resea…
 
How do we capture a sense of the experience of living in a landscape of the past? What did the past smell like? What did it feel like? How can we understand ancient people's mindsets, perceptions, intentions, and emotions? Will Anna end up deeply confused? Tune in to find out! Links A History of Archaeological Thought (via WorldCat) Maurice Merleau…
 
We’ve talked about Wildnote a lot on this podcast. We even had the founder on a while back. Well, now Wildnote is growing and moving a some awesome directions. We talk to Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Erramouspe, about what Wildnote is doing now and where it’s going in the future. Links Wildnote Website Lunch and Learn on July 13, 2021 Pushing the Pa…
 
This is episode part 2 of our ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, covering the zooarchaeology of Britain across time. The instalment covers what is known as the Later Prehistoric Period, which spans from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman conquest. This episode’s case studies are Flag Fen and Carn Euny. Links Must Farm Carn Euny Ancient Village Iron Age to Rom…
 
Nearly everything is fine in moderation. Plastics exploded as an industry in the post World War II boom of the 50s and on - but goes back far further. A plastic is a category of materials called a polymer. These are materials comprised of long chains of molecules that can be easily found in nature because cellulose, the cellular walls of plants, co…
 
For this episode of Just the Boyz, we kick off our series on animal domesticates, starting with the oldest known domesticated animal: the dog. We are fortunate to have David as a one of the hosts as he is one of the leading public scholars when it comes to the relationship between dogs and humans throughout human history. We chat about the earliest…
 
On this sponsored episode, Anna and Amber talk about the Nazca culture of coastal Peru. There's SO much more to talk about than the famous Nazca Lines. There's gorgeous ceramics, ingenious irrigation, trophy heads, cactus tripping, and much more! Links The Puquios of Nasca (Latin American Antiquity) Cahuachi: New Evidence for an Early Nasca Ceremon…
 
This week we discuss three recent news articles about archaeology. First, potential new additions to the hominin evolutionary tree. Then, a CRM firm in South Carolina opens a time capsule from the mid 1800s. And finally, a carved wood staff is found in Finland and it may have belonged to a Shaman. Links Mysterious skull fossils expand human family …
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. 0:00 Introduction 01:42 Statue Wars: One Summer in Britain 19:23 UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss 25:04 Ghost of Tsus…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. 0:00 Introduction 01:42 Statue Wars: One Summer in Britain 19:23 UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss 25:04 Ghost of Tsus…
 
In this episode, we talk about Egypt in Minecraft with a Minecraft connoisseur, Charley! Tune in as we talk about Egyptology, Minecraft, and even Avatar the Last Airbender. Links Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/egypt_in_minecraft/ Contact Show Twitter: @idigitpodcast Email: idigitpodcast@gmail.com Alyssa Instagram: aal.archaeology Twitter: Lys…
 
Ella al-Shamahi is a paleoanthropologist, National Geographic Explorer, evolutionary biologist, stand-up comic, and author of the new book The Handshake: A Gripping History. And NOW, she's a guest on The Dirt Podcast! We chat about how she came to anthropology, learn about the biological and cultural roots of the handshake, about science's Geograph…
 
In this episode, we are pleased to have Carson Black return to the show. Carson joined us way back on Episode 17 to talk about Primatology and the beginnings of her Master’s thesis research. We are excited to announce that Carson recently graduated with her Master’s degree and are happy to have her back on to talk about her thesis research. We disc…
 
There are a lot of interesting archaeology articles in the world this week. On today’s episode we cover just three. We start with an uncracked 1000 year old chicken egg. Then we talk about a unique child burial in Poland. Finally, we talk about fancy viking clothes and the cost to make them. Links Archaeologists Discover - and Crack - an Intact 1,0…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. #WatchingBrief #HistoryNews #ArchaeologyNews *** 0:00 Introduction 01:27 Sheffield University – What Next? 0…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. #WatchingBrief #HistoryNews #ArchaeologyNews *** 0:00 Introduction 01:27 Sheffield University – What Next? 0…
 
Dr. Richard Chacon, a professor at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has spent a lot of time living with and studying pre-contact societies. In this sense, pre-contact simply means they do not interact with modern societies on a regular basis. Dr. Chacon has some great stories and insights from his adventures. Links California Rock …
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. #SaveSheffieldArchaeology #WatchingBrief ##AldiAcademic *** 0:00 Introduction 02:16 Protest Footage 05:18 Sp…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. #SaveSheffieldArchaeology #WatchingBrief ##AldiAcademic *** 0:00 Introduction 02:16 Protest Footage 05:18 Sp…
 
The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is a repository for archaeological data of all types. Chris Nicholson is the director of the Center For Digital Antiquity and he comes on to talk to Paul about what it is and how it’s used. Links The Digital Archaeological Repository (tDARThe Digital Archaeological Repository (tDAR) Open Context Ariadne Plus…
 
People in the past looked up at the stars and planets, too. How did ancient cultures perceive the night sky? How did they explain the movement of celestial bodies? How did astronomy figure into ancient religion, calendars, city planning, and more? Was it aliens? Nope, but it was pretty much all math. Sorry. Links Decoding European Palaeolithic Art:…
 
In this episode, we continue talking about the Revolutionary War, aka the War for American Freedom, aka ‘Merica War’. We hope this one is more factual and just as hilarious as Episode 57. We recount the events following the Crossing of the Delaware River, highlight Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, the winter at Valley Forge, the alliance between F…
 
This episode turned out to be rather the diverse discussion, inspired by the 108th Anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, teacher and martyr in her last act of defiance. Everything from the lady herself to the wider suffragette movement, women's rights reception, our own personal heroes in the fields of history, archaeology…
 
All the history we read in the history books can begin to seem a little mundane, but history also has a Flipside. Each month we take an historical event anniversary and, admittedly sometimes tenuously, extract a discussion topic from it, then we ask guests from the history, archaeology and heritage spheres to sit down and have a chat with us about …
 
Dr. Garfinkel was invited by the History Channel to fly out to Skinwalker Ranch in northeastern Utah to talk about the features there. On this episode we get a behind-the-scenes look at filming a TV show and we learn something about the area. Links Skinwalker Ranch Episode: Carved in Stone California Rock Art Foundation Contact Chris Webster chris@…
 
In today's episode, we chat Liz Quinlan. Liz is currently a Marie Sklodowska Curie early stage researcher completing a Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of York. She is a zooarchaeologist who has worked with material from a wide variety of contexts and time periods. Tune in as we dive into her current work involving medieval fishing in the Nor…
 
After a great career in another field with a major corporation, including many years in upper management, Amy Fortney Wolpert switched careers, got un undergrad and master's degree, and started doing CRM archaeology in California. On today's show she tells her story. Amy is a driven person and her story and drive can be an inspiration for anyone in…
 
Today’s podcast features Dr. Neha Gupta, Assistant Professor in Anthropology at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan. We talk about how archaeology in both India and Canada is shaped by colonialism in different and similar ways. Dr. Gupta explains how she is perceived working in the two different settings as a South Asian woman and how she …
 
In this special episode, we discuss the potential closing of the Archaeology Department at Sheffield University with Dr. Umberto Albarella and Helen Thompson. Dr. Albarella is faculty in the Archaeology Department and Helen is a Ph.D. student in the program. They fill us in on what's going at the University of Sheffield, the events leading up to th…
 
This week, we talk about the first (known) human arrivals in this region, waaaay way down at the tip of South America, and the archaeological remains that tell us how they lived. We've got a cave of hands, commentary from Charles Darwin, old old feet, fish ears, and SO much more! Links Peopling time, spatial occupation and demography of Late Pleist…
 
The largest global power during the rise of intellectual property was England, so the world adopted her philosophies. The US had the same impact on software law. Most case law that shaped the software industry is based on copyright law. Our first real software laws appeared in the 1970s and now have 50 years of jurisprudence to help guide us. This …
 
A recent article discussing the discover of over 200 child burials in Canada has brought the Canadian Residential School system back into the light. The schools were for First Nations children to be indoctrinated into white society. They striped children of languangen and identity and forced them into gender-typical labor. it was a horrifying time …
 
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