For this episode we are joined by Yvonne Kjorlien to talk about her research on the search and recovery of scattered human remains, helping families find closure, and the educational materials she has developed along the way. We also discuss her work with law enforcement agencies and transitioning out of archaeology . Yvonne would also... Continue Reading →
Ethics in Museum Collections with Chris Stantis
Because June is always a busy month for archaeologists, this month's new episode arrives at the end of the month. We are joined by Dr. Chris Stantis, Ph.D. to discuss the ethics of working with legacy collections in museums. Chris is a bioarchaeologist who works with stable isotope studies of human remains to learn about... Continue Reading →
Archaeological Skills and Community: Interview with Emily Taber
Whether you are an aspiring archaeologist, a veteran of the field, or someone interested in how archaeological skills can contribute to your community, you will find something inspiring in our discussion with Pacific Northwest archaeologist Emily Taber. Emily shares her experience in volunteering with local search and rescue teams, with an organization that helps fire... Continue Reading →
Corsets, Robot Sex, and Supernatural, Oh My!
Today Dr. Rebecca Gibson joins us to discuss her research in the bioarchaeology of corsets. Her upcoming book is about how women's bodies were shaped by the garment. We explore some of her past research including Robot sex, and gender & the supernatural. So many incredible topics! First, we tackle how corsets impacted women's skeletal... Continue Reading →
SAA 2019 Conference Recap
For the first time ever, all our hosts are in the same location for episode 65!! Come take a listen to all the amazing things that were presented at the conference. Revel in positivity as much as you can! The last segment of the episode we dive into the nitty gritty of SAA's inaction regarding... Continue Reading →
Introduction to Bioarchaeology with Dr. Kim Plomp
Ever wonder what information we can learn from bioarchaeology, and new directions of research? Kim Plomp shares with us her most recent work, what can it tell us about modern health? Find out, as we dive in to Dr. Plomp's expertise! A full transcript for this episode can be found below. All of our transcripts... Continue Reading →
GBAC 2018 Recap!
A look back over the Great Basin Anthropological Conference of 2018 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Dive into a look at what is up and coming, including a number of our guests! Recorded in the conference hotel, sound quality is variable, please excuse any audio funk. Support your independent podcast below by becoming a WIA... Continue Reading →
Bioarchaeology Interview with Julie Wesp
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Julie Wesp about methods and ideas in bioarchaeology. We discuss on her recently published book, Exploring Gender in Bioarchaeology. This volume, co-edited with Dr. Sabrina Agarwal and published by the University of New Mexico Press, focuses on taking a critical look at interpretations of gender roles and realities in... Continue Reading →