This episode originally aired on October 1st, 2017. The hosts are Dr. Chelsi Slotten, Emily Long, and Kirsten Lopez. Enjoy. On today's episode, we will be discussing the impact tourism can have on sites including the good, the bad and the ugly. From individuals, best practices, to legislation. The discussion will include how tourism impacts... Continue Reading →
This episode originally aired on March 4, 2018. The hosts were Chelsi Slotten and Emily Long with guest Alex Fitzpatrick. Do they have squirrels in Scotland? Maybe you enjoy in depth discussions about ancient ceramics. In today's episode we discuss one of the myriad of sub-fields within archaeology, with zooarchaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick. We cover what... Continue Reading →
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.
Cohosts of The Dirt Podcast, Anna and Amber join Women in Archaeology hosts Chelsi, Kirsten, and Emily, to discuss the creepy and creature-y field and lab stories! From bugs, parasites, large herbivores to omnivores and beyond, take a listen to the fun, dreadful, and heeby-jeebies we've had over the years. Plus, camel facts! Take a... Continue Reading →
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 →
Bars, brothels, and businesses, oh my! Dr. Megan Victor joins the hosts to discuss her fascinating work with commensal politics in archaeology, with her focus on the businesses at Smuttynose Island, brothels and bars at Highland City, and Molly Houses in the English Colonial World. Show Notes Dr. Megan Victor: https://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/anthro/Web_Pages/victor/Megan%20Victor%20QC%20Anthropology.html Under the Tavern Table:... Continue Reading →
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.newsweek.com/isis-makes-100-million-year-smuggling-ancient-artifacts-iraq-and-syria-647524• https://www.unidroit.org/instruments/cultural-property/1995-convention/
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 →
By Ludovica Girau My name is Ludovica Girau and I’m a 25-year-old student from Italy. I have a BA in Cultural Heritage from the University of Milan. I’m now attending a MA in Art History and Archaeology at the Catholic University of Milan. I have a strong interest in classical archaeology, social archaeology, women’s studies,... Continue Reading →
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.