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 →

#DiggingWhileDepressed, Mental Health, and Archaeology, with Alex Fitzpatrick – The WIA Podcast

Today we're talking with Alex Fitzpatrick about her presentation, Digging While Depressed: A call for Mental Health Awareness in Archaeology. We also delve into mental health in the field, and discuss how we can support each other. Links: https://twitter.com/ArchaeologyFitz/status/1169603547392032768 The Mighty: https://themighty.com/ Doug's Archaeology: https://dougsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/mental-health-in-archaeology/ The four and a half-inch pointing trowel ... and the... 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 →

WIA Podcast: SAA Poster Session Interviews, Part 1

While at the 2019 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Conference in Albuquerque, NM, Chelsi and Emily recorded a few interviews during the poster sessions.  The poster sessions are a great way to meet a variety of archaeologists hoping share their research with the rest of the community.  Please excuse the poor sound quality; we were... Continue Reading →

The Tenacity of Zella Nuttall.

Something I find a little curious is the lack of actual quotes *from* early female archaeologists, but there's a plethora of quotes *about* them. I can imagine this is probably true about any early minority group in a field. I'll do more digging as the year goes on to find quotes by female archaeologists about... Continue Reading →

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