Community Connections LLC: Archaeology with a Purpose

In today's episode, we talk to Jessica and Jasmine of Community Connections, LLC, a non-profit archaeological and educational organization in Colorado. Both with previous careers in Cultural Resource Management, Jessica and Jasmine wanted to bring together the "resource" and the people that give archaeology its importance and meaning. Approaching this in various ways, they hope to create a more excited, involved, and informed public in their local area. Chelsi and Kirsten discuss their work, their vision, and the experiences they've had along the way.

Engaged Archaeology Book Review and Interview

Join Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez as we bring in two of the editors of "Engaged Archaeology in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico," Dr. Sara Herr and Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, to discuss their new book. We discuss how archaeologists can create an engaged archaeological practice. We explore what engaged archaeology is, what that means... Continue Reading →

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.

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