A Word From the WIA on the Capitol Attack

Living through historical moments is not always an enviable position to be in.  We have seen dramatic and chilling events take place throughout 2020 that will have lasting effects on the American people and culture.  The seditious behavior perpetrated by Trump supporters on Wednesday, January 6th, is no exception.  The Women of Archaeology are appalled... 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 →

WIA Podcast: SAA Poster Session Interviews, Part 1

While at the 2019 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Conference in Albuquerque, NM, Chelsi and Emily recorded a few interviews during the poster sessions.  The poster sessions are a great way to meet a variety of archaeologists hoping share their research with the rest of the community.  Please excuse the poor sound quality; we were... Continue Reading →

The Tenacity of Zella Nuttall.

Something I find a little curious is the lack of actual quotes *from* early female archaeologists, but there's a plethora of quotes *about* them. I can imagine this is probably true about any early minority group in a field. I'll do more digging as the year goes on to find quotes by female archaeologists about... Continue Reading →

Ethics Cases and the Real World

I think every student should have a good grasp of cultural resource management (CRM) legislation, from the Antiquities Act of 1906 to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA).  It’s important to know how and why we practice archaeology in the United States, to show the effort necessary to protect the... Continue Reading →

Archaeology Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again!  When you start racking your brain for holiday gift ideas for the archaeologically inclined in your life.  This year we’ve simplified your life by compiling a list of some of our favourite archaeological items for both field and home. In the Field Marshalltown Trowel An absolute must have... Continue Reading →

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