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 →

Should All History Be Saved? -Repost

Welcome to our flashback to late 2017. the Women in Archaeology speak with Cheryl Fogle-Hatch about one hot topic: What and who's history gets to be preserved, and how? How does preserved history get interpreted today and for the future? What lessons are we learning from monuments standing today? Listen to diverse opinions on the... 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: Archaeology and the Alt Right

Issues of Alt-Right and White Nationalist Groups Co-Opting History White supremacists and the alt-right often use of history and archaeology as a mechanism to 'legitimize' their claims. Join us as we discuss this trend from the misrepresentation of Norse history to the misbelief of a racially pure Greek and Roman world. These groups have twisted... Continue Reading →

2018 Tomb Raider Movie Review

SPOILER ALERT!! Serra, Emily, and Kirsten pick apart and discuss the finer points of the most recent Tomb Raider film. Derived from the 2010s video game reboot, the film sits in a strange point between the Tomb Raider character we know and love (or not) and her past. Join us to explore pop culture archaeology... 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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