Archaeology

Creating Archaeological TV That Doesn't Suck - TAS 56

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I met up with Dr. Monty Dobson, creator of the TV series, America From The Ground Up, now in its second season. We spoke at the Society for Historical Archaeology Meetings in St. Charles Missouri in January of 2019 about his production studio and what it takes to make good TV for archaeology.

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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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Signal Towers on the Irish Coast - TAS 9

Today we talk to Stuart Rathbone, archaeologist that's worked in the UK, the Irish Republic, and the United States. Stuart will talk about his work with the fascinating Irish Signal Towers that line the Irish Coast and date to the very early 1800s. We'll also talk to Stuart about the differences between CRM work in the UK and Ireland and the United States.

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ACRA - The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump Webinar - Discussion - CRMArch 98.1

The Center for Digital Archaeology held an office hours session following the video that ACRA posted regarding their position on environmental regulation in the Trump Administration. The office hours was open to anyone and was a great discussion. Below are a few links from the recording, including a Google Doc from the recording.

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Mandy Ranslow - Profiles Ep 42

Profiles in CRM features short interviews with CRM professionals from all experience levels and educational levels. I ask a standard list of questions and see how each person answers them based on their experience.

The Questions

  • What is your name and who do you work for? (this question is omitted for those that wish to be anonymous)
  • How long have you been working in CRM?
  • What is the position you usually have in CRM and what is the highest position you've attained?
  • Where have you worked?
  • What is the best thing that's happened to you that's related to being a CRM Archaeologist?
  • What is the biggest thing you would change that would make being a CRM professional better?
  • What is your career goal in CRM?
  • If you could give an undergrad thinking about CRM one piece of advice, what would it be?

STAY TO THE END TO HEAR ABOUT THE IPAD GIVEAWAY!

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SiteViewer - ArchaeoTech 14

Russell talks to Josh Harle, the creator of an app called Site Viewer. This app allows people to display and share photogrammetric and 3D images on smartphones and devices with little memory capacity. This is an interesting app and a great idea!

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Jason Colavito and Ancient Aliens - Episode 14

Sara and Ken Feder interview skeptical xenoarchaeologist, Jason Colavito. They talk to Jason about his work exploring the connections between science, pseudo-science, and speculative fiction. 

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Jeb Card and Pseudo-Archaeology Pt 2 - ArchyFantasies Ep12

Today we air Part 2 of 2 of an interview with Professor Jeb Card at Miami University. Jeb talks about pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history.

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The Archaeology of Alcohol: The Ancient Ales Edition! - Episode 21

Welcome to Episode 21 of The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty "The Archaeology of Alcohol: Ancient Ales Edition!"

I suggest you sit back, pop open a cold one, get a little toasty, and enjoy this generally informative fun-times podcast.

So, our ancestors have been making alcoholic concoctions for thousands of years, and thanks to science and archaeology we now have the ability to reconstruct the recipes to some of these awesome drinks. I thought it would be interesting to find out about how alcohol has evolved from its early days to what we are familiar with today, so that’s what today’s podcast is about!

I had a lot of fun recording this episode because it also gave me an excuse to drink some delicious beer, so thanks Beer Gods! In the podcast you’ll learn about:

  • How Dogfish Head collaborated with biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern, director of the archaeology project for cuisine, fermented beverages and health at the University of Pennsylvania museum, to create their line of ancient ales based on reconstructed recipes from archaeological discoveries around the world!
  • A background on the origins of drinking and producing alcohol, and how drinking helped civilizations develop around the world!
  • How some monks in the Middle Ages started changing the face of ale and created some of the first modern beers. Then, how Germany regulated the crap out of it!

Finally, on a non-alcohol related front, I decided to start a book club for people who enjoy books about history, like me! Our first read is a historical fiction novel called All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a WWII story about a young blind French girl and a German boy whose lives intersect in the midst of the devastation of war. Get your hands on the book and give it a read, then we’ll discuss it on the social medias and youtubes! For more books I’m thinking about reading for the club, check out my goodreads bookshelf called struggling arch book club. Feel free to send me suggestions too, I’d love to hear them!

So that’s it, enjoy the episode and enjoy some great beer while listening. Here are some links from this podcast that you may want to visit-

Dogfish Head Ancient Ales

Pat McGovern’s Website

History of Trappist Monks and Beer Here and Here

Beer and the History of Civilization 

The Archaeology of Alcohol Here and Here

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