UK Archaeology Has a Problem

By Chelsi Slotten As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, UK archaeology has a problem. Departments at Sheffield, and Chester are under threat of closing and the government wants less “red tape” around construction projects. This is code for removing archaeology requirements before digging. These are alarming trends. Furthermore, major projects are... Continue Reading →

Harriet Boyd Hawes: A Tale of Two Cities

By Kari Fossum The Homeric Question On the Mediterranean island of Crete, 1900 marked something more than just the start of a new century: it was also the year in which the crew employed by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans broke ground at Knossos. This site would, within a few months, yield the now-famous ‘Palace... Continue Reading →

Bars, Brothels, and Businesses: Archaeology in Commensal Politics with Dr. Megan Victor

Bars, brothels, and businesses, oh my! Dr. Megan Victor joins the hosts to discuss her fascinating work with commensal politics in archaeology, with her focus on the businesses at Smuttynose Island, brothels and bars at Highland City, and Molly Houses in the English Colonial World. Show Notes Dr. Megan Victor: https://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/anthro/Web_Pages/victor/Megan%20Victor%20QC%20Anthropology.html Under the Tavern Table:... Continue Reading →

Confronting Illegal Trafficking in Archaeology with Dr. Donna Yates – Repost

The illegal trafficking of artifacts is an ongoing problem in archaeology. Dr. Donna Yates joins the hosts to discuss her work in tracking trafficked antiquities and how this problem can be stopped. This episode originally aired on January 1, 2018. Show Notes • AnonymousSwissCollector.com• TraffickingCulture.org• StolenGods.org• CultureCrime.org• http://www.historytoday.com/donna-yates/trafficking-culture• http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/dynamic-content-single-view/news/save_culture_end_trafficking_of_stolen_antiquities/• http://www.newsweek.com/isis-makes-100-million-year-smuggling-ancient-artifacts-iraq-and-syria-647524• http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/illicit-trafficking-of-cultural-property/1995-unidroit-convention/

Decolonizing Archaeology with Dr. Paulette Steeves

Dr. Paulette Steeves joined the hosts to discuss her work in indigenous archaeology, decolonizing archaeology, and ongoing research to demonstrate the true depth of indigenous history in the Americas. Pre-order her book, 'The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere'! Show Notes Pre-order the book here! (University of Nebraska Press) Check out Dr. Steeves ongoing database!... Continue Reading →

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