Chelsi Slotten is a bioarchaeologist and museum professional.  She specializes in identity formation, lived experiences in the past, and public engagement in the present. She is passionate about linking audiences with meaningful experience and improving accessibility in the field.

You can learn more about her work on her website and find her on Twitter (@DrChelsi). 

Emily Long has over 10 years of field experience as a Federal and CRM archaeologist in the intermountain region of the United States. Having done everything from Section 106 compliance to working on fire lines, she’s got some great stories to tell.  

You can catch up with her on Twitter (@TrowelTales) or on her website

Kirsten Lopez is an archaeologist in the Pacific Northwest.  She specializes in geochemistry and perishable artifacts like textiles, within the context of landscape use. As a mother of two, she has worked in compliance archaeology, museum curation and education, teaching, and has been active in local and national archaeological conferences and politics.

She can be found on Twitter (@ArchyFem) and you may catch her at Burning Man. 


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We love collaborative works! In fact, depending on how you cut it, most of our work might fall in to that realm if you count our professional guests, co-hosts, and guest blog posts. However, this section is dedicated to collaborative work the podcast has done in other people’s arenas. Where we’ve been guests, other work our co-hosts do, and some thoughts and ideas on what kind of things we would like to be a part of in the future.

If you would like to contact us about a collaborative concept or idea, please contact us!

Guest Appearances

In June of 2018, Kirsten Lopez and Emily Long made a guest appearance on the Seven Ages Audio Journal to discuss women in the field of archaeology and the importance of femenine voices in the media.

Other Projects

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Sara Head is a well-known co-host on a long-running blog and podcast, Archaeological Fantasies. You can find new and archived episodes, blog entries, and fun discussions exploring pseudoscience and her new podcast on paranormal archaeology.

Go Dig a Hole is a podcast out of Portland, Oregon that was first started at the Archaeology Podcast Network alongside Women in Archaeology. The founder Chris Sims had roped Kirsten Lopez into recording a couple sessions in person, and she was hooked! Operating out of a small independent recording studio in Portland, they host local archaeologists, artists, and fellow podcasters into fun conversations, political diatribes, and ethical quandaries.

Smithsonian Institute Arctic Studies

Chelsi Slotten worked with the Smithsonian Institute of Arctic Studies during her PhD program with American University in Washington D.C. in the early days of the podcast. Her work there included a number of blog posts for their blog, Magnetic North:

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

Welcome to Circumpolar Ethnology Imaging Project

An Archaeological Discovery in Cake and Chocolate

Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live)

ICASS IX – Umea, Sweden

2017 – A Year in Review

2016 – A Year in Review

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