A look back over the Great Basin Anthropological Conference of 2018 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Dive into a look at what is up and coming, including a number of our guests! Recorded in the conference hotel, sound quality is variable, please excuse any audio funk.
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Julie Wesp about methods and ideas in bioarchaeology. We focus on her recently published book, Exploring Gender in Bioarchaeology co-edited with Dr. Sabrina Agarwal and published by the University of New Mexico Press . Dive into the variation in gender roles across cultures, how these imprint on bodies,... Continue Reading →
Today's panel discusses the wild world of pseudo-archaeology. The regular panel is joined by Stephanie Halmhofer at Bones, Stones, and Books, and Sara Head from Archaeological Fantasies to discuss the nature of pseudo-archaeology, how to identify it, what to do when you see it, and how we as archaeologists can combat it. Pseudoarchaeology with Stephanie
By Kirsten Lopez Textile manufacture is a unique craft in that it involves fabrication, or the addition of materials as it is made, rather than the removal of materials, as when creating stone tools or pottery. The process of making the item is recorded in the movements and materials used (Camp 2016). Textiles here include... Continue Reading →
Written by: Dani Bradford, Steph Halmhofer, and Nikki Martensen *Authors and contributors listed in alphabetical order **Featured image from Steph Halmhofer ***Originally posted on Bones, Stones, and Books It all started with a suggestion on Twitter by @ArchyFantasies to start a “women of archaeology support group”. The support group began on Twitter and then... Continue Reading →
On this episodes, the hosts discuss why we view some artifacts as being intrinsically gendered. Specifically looking at why weapons are male and sewing implements are female and how our modern biases affect our views of the past. 'Gendered' Artifacts
On today's episode Chelsi Slotten is joined by bioarchaeologist Rebecca Gibson to discuss her work on the skeletal effects of corseting. Working primarily in London and Paris, Rebecca's work addresses some modern misconceptions about the use of corsets in the past, and their possible health ramifications. The Effects of Corseting on Skeletal Development
The Women of Archaeology went to the TAG conference in Toronto this year and had a great conversation about theory. Check it out! WIA at TAG