What is Archaeology?

“You guys dig up dinosaurs, right?”  Upon hearing that dreaded phrase, most archaeologists wish they could throw up their hands and scream a resounding “no!” in that person’s face and walk away.  While that would be satisfying, it’s not exactly helpful in dispelling the numerous myths surrounding our field.  It’s hard to not have the... Continue Reading →

Gendered Artifacts – Repost

This episode originally aired on July 23, 2017.  The episode is with hosts Chelsi Slotten, Kirsten Lopez, and Emily Long, and guests Jessica Irwin and Deidra Black.  On this episode, we discuss why some artifacts are viewed as having some intrinsic gender.  For example, weapons tend to be associated with men/seen as male tools, while... Continue Reading →

The Best Archaeology Job Boards

Finding a job in archaeology can feel a little bit daunting at times. Where do you look? What kind of job do you want? Who is hiring? These are all questions that we ask ourselves when looking for jobs. While you can always check out sites like LinkedIn, Monster, or Indeed, there are better, industry... Continue Reading →

Engaged Scholarship with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum

On this episode, hosts Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez chat with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum about her upcoming book 'Engage in Public Scholarship: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication.' The book provides not only a call to action, but also real solutions and examples on how to conduct public scholarship through a variety of... Continue Reading →

The History and Archaeology of Thanksgiving

On this episode, Chelsi, Kirsten, and Emily chat about the history and archaeology of the Thanksgiving holiday. What was the original harvest celebration all about? Were the Pilgrims an absolute bummer? What are our misconceptions about this holiday? What can archaeology tell us about the relationship between the Pilgrims and indigenous communities? The hosts also... Continue Reading →

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 →

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