The Archaeology Tools Guide

By Chelsi Slotten Archaeologists use a lot of different tools when excavating. These will differ depending on the geographical area you are working in, the site conditions, and the type of archaeology you are doing.  For example, a lot of bioarchaeologists (aka archaeologists who study bones) have dental picks in their toolkit, which other archaeologists... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Border Wall Crisis – Interview with Laiken Jordahl

On this episode, Emily Long and Chelsi Slotten host Laiken Jordahl from the Center for Biological Diversity. Laiken has been witness to much of the ongoing conflict and impacts created with the construction of Trump's promised Border Wall along the US-Mexico border. We discuss the ongoing destruction of important cultural and ecological sites along the border wall construction zone.

Fire Archaeology with Emily Long

The world seems to be on fire in multiple ways these days, both figuratively and literally. Join us for this episode as we chat with our own Emily Long about her experience with fire archaeology, and the efforts taken by wildfire fighters and archaeologists across the west this fire season. A full transcript for this... Continue Reading →

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