Ancient DNA with David Reich - TAS 42

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Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and genomics is emerging as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. In his new book Who We Are and How We Got Here (Pantheon), David Reich describes how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. Join Reich as he discusses how the genomic revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of our lineage as modern humans, and how DNA studies reveal a deep history of inequality—among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population. He examines how research contradicts the orthodoxy that there are no meaningful biological differences among human populations, at the same time using evidence provided by genomics and ancient DNA to show that the differences that do exist do not conform to familiar and often pernicious stereotypes. Reich, a pioneer in analyzing ancient human DNA, is a professor in the department of genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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2018 SAA Tech Interviews - ArchaeoTech 79

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In April 2018 Chris Webster attended the Society for American Archaeology Meetings in Washington, D.C. Today's episode contains segments recorded in the poster room and the exhibit hall.

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SAA2018 Wrap-Up - Heritage Voices 17

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Near the end of the 2018 Society for American Archaeology Conference held this year in Washington, D.C., host Jessica Yaquinto sat down with a few people in the APN mobile studio to talk about what they had presented, seen, and heard at the conference. 

Joining Jessica are, Kassie Rippee, Briece Edwards, Desiree Martinez, Wade Campbell, and Dorothy Lippert.

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Augmented Reality Games and Archaeology - 8BTP 9

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At the 2018 Society for American Archaeology meetings in Washington, D.C. in April, APN founder Chris Webster sat down with archaeogaming enthusiast Adam Spring to talk about Pokémon Go and whether it helped destroy historical and archaeological sites as was predicted in the summer of 2016 when it was released. They also talk about other augmented reality games and their potential impact on history and historical sites.

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Conferences 063 - CIFA2018 - Tariq Mian

Another interview with great insight into the archaeology sector in the UK. Towergate Insurance has been providing its services to archaeologists for over 20 years and they have gained a great understanding of archaeologists and the industry as a whole.

 

 

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Conferences 062 - CIFA2018 - Rob Lennox

Rob Lennox is the policy advisor to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and in this interview we discuss the challenges for archaeology as a profession and the ways in which conferences such as CIFA held in Brighton this year can bring people inside and outside the industry together to work together. 

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Adulting - CRMArch 136

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That's right - adulting (Stephen's favorite word!). On this show, we talk about setting up advance directives, disability insurance, life insurance, and some other things you really should be doing. We end the show with a few clips from the 2018 Society for American Archaeology conference in Washington, D.C.

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Conferences 061 - CIFA2018 - Dr. Andy Holland

This is a short interview conducted at the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists conference in Brighton. Dr. Andy Holland is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Bradford, specialising in Forensic Archaeology. We discuss how forensics archaeologists work with law enforcement, and how conferences bring both commercial and academic archaeologists together.


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The Ancient Celts with Barry Cunliffe - The Archaeology Show 41

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Sir Barry Cunliffe returns for the third time to The Archaeology Show! On today's show, we talk to him about the Ancient Celts and the second edition of the book with the same name. Archaeologists have learned a lot about the ancient Celts since the first edition of the book was released and we scrape the surface on this show.

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Digital and Virtual Ethics - ArchaeoTech 78

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Chris participated in a forum on virtual and digital ethics at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. On today's episode, Chris and Paul talk about the forum and what virtual and digital ethics actually mean for archaeologists.

We also include a few select recordings from the conference.

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Conferences 060 - CIFA2018 - Alistair Galt

At the CIFA2018 conference in Brighton, Tristan sits down with Alistair Galt to discuss the ins and outs of archaeology in the UK. Alistair is secretary of the New Generation Group of CIFA, dedicated to helping students and Early Career Professionals, mentoring and giving advice. We talk about the apparent shortage of archaeologists, the need to help yourself find the right job and what the reasons are to be optimistic in today's world of archaeology.

 

 

Contact details:groups@archaeologists.net.

Facebook: CIFA New generation special interest group.

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Conferences 059 - CIFA2018 - Dr. Chrys Harris

Dr. Chrys Harris talks to me about her company Magnitude Surveys, outlining the different techniques they provide to business. She explains Electromagnetic surveys as well as telling me about the archaeology in and around Bradford where Magnitude Surveys is based.

This was recorded at CIFA Brighton 2018 conference

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Archaeologists as Curators - CRMArch 135

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Chris and Bill attended the 2018 Northwest Anthropological Association conference in Boise, Idaho in March 2018. They talk about what they saw and what they learned. Also, Chris, Doug, and Bill talk about archaeologists as curators. What should we keep? What should we give to curation facilities? What should be digitally recorded and who should store it?

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Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia - TAS 40

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Historian Billy Griffiths has written a very interesting and unique book related to the historical and ancient past of Australia. Quite a few people came together to create the narrative of history that we know today and their stories are told in this book. Before they did their work the history of Australia was very misunderstood. Check out his podcast then go read the book and learn something new about an amazing place.

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Digital Extensions of Physical Collections - ArchaeoTech 77

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On today’s episode, Chris and Paul discuss an article (linked below) from the Society for American Archaeology’s Advances in Archaeological Practice regarding digital extensions to physical museum exhibitions. We get into the weeds on this and discuss the future possibilities of digital museums.

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Ethnography with African Descendent Communities - Heritage Voices 16

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Today’s podcast features Dr. Antoinette Jackson, Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. We talk about her work with the Gullah Geechee and the importance of representation in telling people’s stories. We contrast their experience with her work with the local communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the National Park Service. She talks about how to work with descendent communities with less formalized power structures, as well as how to work more ethically with descendant communities in general. Finally, we talk about the town of Archery, which provides an interesting juxtaposition of how stories are told, being both a predominately African-American community and the boyhood home of former President Jimmy Carter. Finally, she shares what it’s like interviewing a former President!  

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Supremacist Cheeseboard - Episode 48 - Anarchaeologist

Content Warning - Racism, Far Right Wing

Cheddar Man was only meant to be one data point within a wider data-set about prehistoric migrations into Britain. Instead the representation of Cheddar Man with dark skin sent the right wing blog-o-sphere into a media furore claiming conspiracy and bad science. And although its fun to laugh at white supremacists who make such a huge point of having direct lineage have to come to terms with a "black ancestor" - is this really the conversation we need to have? Surely there must be more to talk about when it comes to race, genetics and the representation of the past. 

 

Bibliography:

Richardson, L-J. (2014). Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context, Internet Archaeology 38.  

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/cheddar-man-mesolithic-britain-blue-eyed-boy.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161867-ancient-dark-skinned-briton-cheddar-man-find-may-not-be-true/

 

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Michael Rowlands - (Voice) Narrator 

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We're 2!!!! - WIA 48

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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.

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Roll The Dice on Archaeology - CRMArch 134

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Stephen Wagner guest hosts this week's show and is joined by Doug Rocks-Macqueen and special guest Bill Auchter. Bill rolls the dice on a DnD-style random encounters table that Stephen has matched to topics in archaeology. They roll the dice for each new topic and come up with a great show. Here's what's discussed:

 - Dragon's Hoard: Curation
 - Sunset: The end of the road for projects and documents
 - Sequestered Monks: Published Materials
 - Geomancer: Spatial Data
 - The Gorgon: Permanence and your archaeological career

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