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.
War Crimes: Destruction of Archaeology as a War Crime
A re-release of episode 13 originally aired in 2016, we will revisit a topic that is ominously relevant early in January 2020 with Trump's threat to bomb Iranian sites, an act considered by the International Criminal Court as a war crime. While the steam cools following the announcement that the pentagon wouldn't follow through on... Continue Reading →
Join us as we take a closer look at what the shutdown means for archaeologists, public lands, and the consequences that will likely stretch into the rest of 2019. What became the longest government shutdown in US history is explored during the fact, recorded during January 2019. Revisit this and our other political posts periodically... Continue Reading →
Trump v. Cultural Heritage
In the spirit of the election day this Tuesday, come back with us in time to January 2017, when we speculate the challenges ahead with the Trump administration, archaeology, and public lands. Always a good episode to return to when reviewing candidates for the upcoming 2020 election to remind us of the issues we face... Continue Reading →