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Issues in Archaeology
56 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
We're 2!!!! - Episode 48
It's hard to believe that it has been two years since we started this podcast! We hope you enjoy our reminiscing over our favorite episodes and our hopes for the podcast in the future.
62 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
Pseudoarchaeology with Stephanie - Episode 47
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.
60 minutes | Mar 18, 2018
History of Badass Women in Archaeology Pt II - Episode 46
On this episode, the hosts return to one of their favorite topics - the amazing women who have helped make archaeology the field it is. We'll talk about some of our personal heroes, women who definitely don't get enough credit, and how archaeological drawing is super hard and becoming somewhat of a lost art.
54 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
Zooarchaeology with Alex Fitzpatrick - Episode 45
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 is zooarchaeology (in short animal bones), how it has been used to learn about humans and the world in the the past, and some of the projects she works on. We also discuss some of Alex's work on various science communication projects.
65 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
Archaeology and Climate Change in Kiribati - Episode 44
Climate change is impacting archaeological sites at an alarming rate, and more importantly, the lives of people around the globe. We're joined by Mike Roman to discuss how climate change is impacting Kiribati, the social impact of loosing heritage sites, and some suggestions for how people can get involved in combating climate change.
66 minutes | Feb 4, 2018
SHA Takeaways - Episode 43
Several of us recently attended the Society for Historical Archaeology 2018 meeting in New Orleans. In this episode we'll talk about some of the great sessions we attended, tips and tricks for successfully networking, and some suggestions for being better conference presenters and attendees.
69 minutes | Jan 21, 2018
Trafficking Archaeology - Episode 42
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we are joined by Dr. Donna Yates to discuss trafficking of archaeological materials. We talk about whose looting, whose brokering, whose buying, and what you can do to help stop looting and trafficking.
72 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
AAA Takeaways - Episode 41
On this episode the panel discusses the recent American Anthropological Association annual meeting in DC. We touch on important themes from the conference such as making anthropology more approachable, the need for truly inclusive archaeology, and teaching archaeology as social justice.
64 minutes | Dec 24, 2017
State of the Monuments - Episode 40
The Bears Ears and Escalante National Monuments were recently reduced in size by the present administration. Chelsi, Emily, Kirsten, and Jessica discuss the action and its impacts on local populations and archaeology.
61 minutes | Dec 10, 2017
The Period Episode - Episode 39
On this episode we discuss PERIODS!! A lot of us have them, they can be really inconvenient, and dealing with them in the field is often less straightforward than normal. We discuss pros and cons of the various products on the market, how to deal with that 'oops' moment, and suggestions for making your life easier when you're on your period.
67 minutes | Nov 26, 2017
Marketing Yourself - Episode 38
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we will be discussing how to market yourself. We will discuss internet presence, using in person networking to your best advantage, and the importance of showing up!
67 minutes | Nov 12, 2017
Sexual Harassment Follow Up - Episode 37
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we will be revisiting the topic of sexual harassment. We will discuss new developments in the past year, the SAA panel from the last meeting, and resources for survivors.
64 minutes | Oct 29, 2017
Leaving UNESCO and it's Effect on Archaeology - Episode 36
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we discuss the US's decision to leave UNESCO. We cover what this means for archaeology in the US and abroad, why the US made this decision, and potential political ramifications.
66 minutes | Oct 15, 2017
The Changing Roles of Museums and Museum Collections - Episode 35
On this episode of Women in Archaeology, we discussed the changing academic and social roles of museums in the United States. We also briefly talked about the origins of museums and how museum outreach and exhibitions can be improved.
68 minutes | Oct 1, 2017
The Impact of Tourism on Historic Sites - Episode 34
On today's episode, we will be discussing the impact tourism can have out sites including the good, the bad and the ugly. The discussion will include how tourism impacts sites, the surrounding areas, the broader public, and individuals.
60 minutes | Sep 17, 2017
Should All History be Saved? - Episode 33
On today's episode the hosts discuss the removal of statues from public space. They pay particular attention to the confederate monuments that are the subject of current public debate.
63 minutes | Sep 3, 2017
Utilizing Older Collections - Episode 32
The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today's episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older collections, the importance of reanalyzing collections, the ethical issues of having collections that aren't used, and our personal stories to laugh at and learn from.
66 minutes | Aug 20, 2017
Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig - Episode 31
On today's episode we talk about a new book from Nomad Press by Anita Yasuda called, "Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig". It's a book intended for children ages 9 through 12 and focuses on three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world.
69 minutes | Aug 6, 2017
Underwater Archaeology with Jessica Irwin - Episode 30
On this episode we are joined by underwater archaeologist Jessica Irwin. We will discuss what underwater archaeology is, how it differs from terrestrial archaeology, some of the unique challenges faced by underwater archaeologists, and some really cool underwater sites that have been excavated.
74 minutes | Jul 23, 2017
'Gender' Artifacts - Episode 29
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.
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