One of the most important sites in New England, the Neville site has a rich history and a massive series of archaeological deposits that archaeologists have learned a lot from, and will continue learning from, in the future.
Ever wondered how those clothes in the past were created and worn? Well, Abby Cox of American Duchess and Royal Vintage Shoes did. She studied dress-making in the 18th century and has recreated those styles using the techniques of the period. This is a fascinating discussion about experimental historic archaeology. We even talk about hair care and how people kept clean in a time that seems so dirty when compared to modern times. The discussion might surprise you!
Located high in the Columbian Andes, El Abra was once a thriving collection of rock shelters that provided everything the earliest humans to the area needed.
Petroglyphs, rock shelters, caves, and F-18s can all be seen at Grimes Point. Located just outside Fallon Naval Air Station and Top Gun, Grimes Point contains some of the oldest rock art in the Great Basin.
That's right. It IS possible. But, you have to take all of your normal office work practices into account and prepare for the unexpected. If done correctly, remote working can turn OK employees into people that are actually happy to work! Let them work from home for part or all of the week and don't micromanage. Some of the tools and techniques in this episode will help you get on your way to operating a remote office. They've been tried and tested and DIGTECH is currently a remote working office!
Links and Services Mentioned
- Acuity Scheduling
- You Can Book Me
- Wire Cutter article on office robots
- Breather.com for office space and conference rooms
- XKCD comic
- 1 Password
On a grass plain near the confluence of two rivers, 1000 Lakota Sioux, Cheyanne, and Arapaho warriors defended their families agains the charging U.S. Army.
In today’s episode, Lyle Balenquah interviews Susan Sekaquaptewa and Marissa Nuvayestewa about their efforts to build a Hopi museum and learning center by Hopi, for Hopi. They and their team are in the thick of working on turning this idea into a reality and they break down that process in this episode. They talk about the original idea behind the Hopivewat museum and learning center and how they have been working with the community to continue to develop the idea. They particularly touch on the importance of building relationships and partnerships, selecting an organizational structure, finding resources and funding, and how to use cultural roles as a strength rather than seeing them as a challenge. This episode provides fantastic guidance for anyone looking to do community-based projects with tribes!
Some of the most spectacular rock art of the Great Basin and western Colorado Plateau was created by the Fremont prehistoric people, but who were the Fremont?
A suggestion for further reading: Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Introducing the Fremont (Fall 2015)
Today we talk with Ethnographer James Bielo about his work with the Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah's Ark and religious-themed experience in Kentucky. We talk about the validity of replicas, religious sightseeing, and 3D printing as a way to communicate with the public.
- Dr. James Bielo - Miami University
- James S. Bielo - Home
- James Bielo on the Ark Encounter - Miami University
- Ark Encounter: Life-size Noah's Ark
- Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park
- James S. Bielo
- Making a biblical theme park – The Immanent Frame
- Ark Park ready to set sail in culture war
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Famed for its over 800 stone sentinels called Moai, Easter Island was devastated by the local population but has come back to nearly half of its one-time high.
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.
One of the oldest confirmed pre-Clovis sites in the Americas, Monte Verde is located on the far southern tip of Chile and South America and caused researchers to challenge assumptions and come up with new ways people could have entered the Americas.
Named for a curious boy that didn't fair well, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an example of do what's working. For 5000 years the Blackfoot and their ancestors drove Buffalo off a cliff and they prospered for it.
Winter is coming, as it does every year, for archaeology and archaeologists. What can you do to plan for the winter? Not just work, but, NOT working. How do you plan your finances? Where can you work throughout the winter? What can YOU do to be proactive about your career?
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She broke assumptions about the earliest peopling of the Americas and probably died in a lake. Minnesota Woman gave up only some of her secrets and could have given up more had she been properly excavated.