A Word from the WIA #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #CiteBlackWomen

The recent acts of racism in the US cannot be condemned in strong enough terms. These acts are part of a larger system of racial inequality in the US that has persisted for centuries. Early anthropologists were complicit in the creation of these systems of racial inequality and so we must be responsible for combating... Continue Reading →

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WIA Statement Regarding Ethical Journalism and the #MeToo Movement

The Women in Archaeology unequivocally support the survivors of harassment and assault within the archaeology community and the community at large.  We denounce the ongoing inappropriate actions of Michael Balter towards survivors and those who would criticize his methods.  He notes in his blog that his methods are aggressive when it comes to being an... Continue Reading →

Endling Crossover Episode with Alexandra Kosmides

A fascinating new podcast covering extinct species since the Pleistocene, Endling explores each species in depth. Today, Kirsten Lopez of the Women in Archaeology and Alexandra Kosmides of Endling discuss three notable North American species important to native peoples of the US and Canada, and the impact of their near or complete extinction. These species... Continue Reading →

Interview with Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Kassie Rippie

To start off July right, we discuss cultural resources with Kassie Rippee. The Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and archaeologist for the Coquille Indian Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon, Kassie wears many hats most days, but more during our great year 2020. We talk about what a THPO does, COVID, race, and changing archaeological perspectives. Join... Continue Reading →

Should All History Be Saved? -Repost

Welcome to our flashback to late 2017. the Women in Archaeology speak with Cheryl Fogle-Hatch about one hot topic: What and who's history gets to be preserved, and how? How does preserved history get interpreted today and for the future? What lessons are we learning from monuments standing today? Listen to diverse opinions on the... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Teaching Transitions

Today, in episode 73, we’re joined by Dr. Laura Murphy to discuss the teaching challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. From moving classes online to the experience from a learning or teaching angle, we provide some resources for students and professors (links in the show notes below). Also, we touch on how this will impact... Continue Reading →

Slavery and Archaeology: A Look at the Archaeology of Slavery in America with Holly Norton

Just as we leave behind Black History Month, we cannot relegate #BlackHistory and #BlackFutures solely to the month of February. In this episode we honor a small bite of black history through a closer look at the archaeology of slavery with archaeologist Holly Norton. We take a lens to Colonoware pottery of the South and... Continue Reading →

Ai Weiwei and Heritage Destruction

Revisiting an old conversation: Ai Weiwei's Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Art, and Historic Preservation "The action imposed upon the Antique Han pot represents the destruction of conventional or established values, creating a work that is in turn both iconoclastic and regenerative, wile also recognizing that the significance of a cultural object is always subject... Continue Reading →

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