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 →

WHA– 5 Years Already?!

By Chelsi Slotten  I’ll be honest, I’m a little amazed that I'm writing about our 5 year anniversary.  How has it been 5 years?! When we started the podcast and blog back in 2016 there was no plan for how long it would continue.  We simply saw an issue with representation in archaeology podcasts and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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