American Veterans Archaeological Recovery Project - TAS 36

Beyond The History and Archaeology Headlines

The American Veterans Archaeological Recovery project, or, AVAR provides a great opportunity for veterans to gain experience in a new skill and work with a team again like they did in the military. It's therapeutic, instructional, and awesome for all involved and Stephen Humphreys joins us to tell us all about AVAR.

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Boy with the Bronze Axe - Prehistories 23

Literature Meets Real History and Archaeology

The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler is set in the Neolithic Orkney settlement of Skara Brae. Though written for children this book is also really interesting for adults thinking about how interpretations of Skara have changed over the years. Kim talks to Orkney resident and specialist Caroline Wickham-Jones about the archaeology behind the book when it was written in 1968 and how it could be updated for the 21st century

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Caroline Wickham-Jones https://www.mesolithic.co.uk/contact-me/

Host: Kim Biddulph @kimbiddulph

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Archaeologists preparing a raft to take cores in the loch of Skaill. This picture also illustrates how different Skara Brae is from the era depicted in The Boy With The Bronze Axe . The picture is taken by Sue Dawson and the work is funded by Historic Environment Scotland.

Archaeologists preparing a raft to take cores in the loch of Skaill. This picture also illustrates how different Skara Brae is from the era depicted in The Boy With The Bronze Axe . The picture is taken by Sue Dawson and the work is funded by Historic Environment Scotland.

 

 

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Using Video Games to Teach Archaeology - ArchaeoTech 73

Archaeology and Technology

It's a four-year-old article from SAA Advances but brings up some interesting thoughts about teaching archaeology - It's called Red Land / Black Land. The article is by Ethan Watrall and discusses an effort to create a "mod" for the Civilizations 5 gaming platform where you work through Egyptian history and learn along the way. They had some unexpected challenges and some unexpected outcomes.

We also have a great App of the Day segment with one newcomer on the block and an app to look out for and NOT download.

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Nation-Building After Federal Recognition - Heritage Voices 14

Trival Views of History, Anthropology and Archaeology

On today’s episode, Jessica speaks with Sandra Hernandez, Tribal Treasurer, and Colin Rambo, Cultural Resources Manager, of the Tejon Indian Tribe. We talk about their history, from having the first reservation in California to unknowingly losing all their land due to an unratified treaty to becoming the 566th federally recognized tribe through the reaffirmation process. They talk about what it’s like literally building a nation from scratch, in addition to revitalizing their language and culture. Finally they end out talking about their cultural preservation program and the curation facility that they built. This facility is now being used to fund their larger cultural goals. 
 

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Archaeology and Climate Change in Kiribati - WIA 44

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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.

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Going Paperless in a Place With No Power - CRMarch 130

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Today Bill, Sonia, and Doug tell us how they've managed tech in the field without power. It can be tricky, but, you can do it. In the end, whatever you have to do is better than wasting time on paper.

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Ise Shrine - Arch365 18042

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The Ise Grand Shrine, also called Ise Jingū, is a paris-sized Shinto shrine complex with 125 separate temples that was founded in the 7th century. The Ise complex located in the city of Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan

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The Archaeology of the Night - TAS 35

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Much of archaeological site interpretation is based on a bias of not only typical male and female responsibilities, but also, activities that take place during the daytime. Both of those are assumptions that need to change. Editors Nancy Gonlin and April Nowell produced a book called, "Archaeology of the Night" to get other archaeologists to consider their work from the perspective of the night. What are we missing by not considering special artifacts and features that may be designed for use at night? This is a fascinating episode that challenges our assumptions about site interpretation.

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Stonehenge - Arch365 18040

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Stonehenge is a British cultural icon that is also one of the best known archaeological sites in the world. It is set within one of the most extensive Neolithic and Bronze age landscapes in Britain.

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Historic Fish Wiers - Arch365 18039

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Of the many methods of exploiting fish, weirs are one of the most important to archaeologists as they leave the longest lasting evidence on the landscape.
 

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Tech on a budget - ArchaeoTech 72

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Want to get into the tech space and upgrade your office or fieldwork but either don't have the money or have a limited budget? This episode is for you. Tech doesn't have to be expensive and if you look around you can find high quality items for low prices.

There is also a bonus segment for members of the APN!

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Dunhuang - Arch365 18038

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The ancient Chinese city of Dunhuang, located at a strategic crossroads of the ancient southern silk road, is famed for its art and archaeology relating to historical Buddhist worship.
 

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Roskilde - Arch365 18037

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Roskilde a Danish city with a fascinating history in its own right and whose origins date back to the pre-christian Viking age is most well known for the Danish Viking Ship Museum.

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SHA Takeaways - WIA 43

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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.

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