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Heritage Chat Bots (To Bot or Not?) - ArchaeoTech 94

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Chat bots are taking over conversations with customer service and social media applications like Facebook Messenger. But, do they belong in heritage situations? Can chat bots help outreach and interact with the public or are they just one more distraction? We talk about chat bots in the context of a recent article from the Society for American Archaeology’s Advances in Archaeological Practice on this episode.

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  • “Can Heritage Bots Thrive? Toward Future Engagement in Cultural Heritage” - Angeliki Tzouganatou

    • DOI: 10.1017/aap.2018.32

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Seneca-Iroquois National Museum - HeVo 20

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On today’s podcast we speak with David L. George-Shongo, Jr., Acting Director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum just celebrated opening a brand new $18M facility, including a new museum/cultural center, archives, and decontamination area. Dave talks about the opening and the long process of developing the museum in the community (without bringing in any outside funding!). He also speaks about NAGPRA from the 1990s until now and working with other tribes to provide curation space if needed as well. He discusses the Men’s Cultural and Ritual Language Program and the importance of using Seneca words in explaining Seneca concepts in addition acting in a culturally appropriate manner while doing anthropology or heritage preservation. Mostly, he wants people to understand that the Seneca are people too and not only that they are still here even if they use modern tools, but that they will be here as Seneca into the future.

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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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Hawaiian Heritage - Heritage Voices 11

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On today’s episode, Regina Keʻalapuaonālaniwikimekeānuenue Hilo takes us from digging up treasure in her backyard to her current work as a Burial Sites Specialist for the State Historic Preservation Division. We discuss the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture and how she integrates her roles as an archaeologist, a student, and a state employee with her role as a Native Hawaiian. She discusses cultural protocols related to archaeology and burials, including larger cultural sensitivity and community collaboration. Finally Regina explains some of the differences between NAGPRA and the Hawaiian equivalent, as well as consultation with tribes vs. Native Hawaiian Organizations. Regina and I end out by briefly diving into the controversy with the proposed telescope on Mauna Kea.

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Leaving UNESCO and it's Effect on Archaeology - WIA 36

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Charlottesville and Heritage - CRMArch 117

On today's show, we talk about the horrors that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. The question on everyone's minds was what to do about statues and iconography related to hate, bigotry, and a significant and changing period in our nation's history. How do we, as archaeologists deal with it?

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Protecting Marshall Island's Heritage in the Face of Climate Change - Heritage Voices 4.1

This episode is a follow up to the previous episode (episode 4) with Tina Stege about climate change in the Marshall Islands. This episode features both Tina Stege, Marshallese Anthropologist, and Jenny Newell, Collection Co-Manager at the Australian Museum, Sydney. The two talk about how museums can bring collections to life for associated communities, their collaborative ethnographic project looking at adaptions to climate change in the Marshall Islands, international repatriation vs. NAGPRA, as well as what role museums play related to climate change. We discuss questions such as “How can museums help preserve culture and help people adapt as homelands sink underwater?” and “what happens to sovereign governments as they no longer have a place to govern over”?

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Jessica Yaquinto
Email: jessica@livingheritageanthropology.org 
Twitter (@livingheritageA)

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Diné Public, Fire, and Indigenous Archaeology - HeVo 3

In this episode, we talk to Diné (Navajo) archaeologist, Jason Nez. He talks about being Diné and an archaeologist, challenges he faces as a Native American archaeologist, and how the way archaeology is presented (aliens!) can either empower or belittle tribes. He talks about his work educating both Diné youth and the general public about archaeology and Native American perspectives and why that is important. Finally, he highlights his experiences across the country as a fire archaeologist, including what that looks like, looting concerns, and learning from other tribes about their different cultural resources.

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Jessica Yaquinto jessica@livingheritageanthropology.org; Twitter (@livingheritageA

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A Hopi perspective on Diversity in Anthropology and Grand Canyon- HV 2

This episode is part two of the Grand Canyon National Park miniseries. Today we interview Heritage Voices co-host Lyle Balenquah, Hopi archaeologist, ethnographer, educator, advocate, and river guide extraordinaire about his background, diversity in Anthropology, and Hopi connections to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon topics include the proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Monument, the Desert View Watchtower project, river running, and diversity in interpretation.

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Email: jessica@livingheritageanthropology.org
Twitter: @livingheritageA
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Email: Lyle.Balenquah@gmail.com
Twitter: @LyleBalenquah

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Archaeology with Oregon's Coquille Tribe - GDAH 19

Kassie Rippee, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) for the Coquille Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon joins the show to talk about the opportunities and challenges of tribal archaeology. The Coquille Tribe is a good case study in the difficulties faced by tribal members past and present, and highlights the need for building strong trust relationships.

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Grand Canyon Tribal Program - Janet Cohen - Heritage Voices 1

This is part one of a mini-series on Grand Canyon National Park. Today we have Grand Canyon National Park’s Tribal Program Manager Janet Cohen on the podcast. We talk about Grand Canyon’s Inter-tribal Coalition, the Desert View Watchtower project, interpretation, and working with Zuni to address concerns related to fish management. Outside of Grand Canyon, we also talk about developing the NAGPRA program on the Navajo Nation in the early 90s and working with Alaska tribes to look impacts from the Exxon-Valdez oil spill.

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Introducing Heritage Voices - Heritage Voices 0

This episode introduces the podcast, why it was created, and what you can expect. Co-host Lyle Balenquah, Hopi Archaeologist and educator, interviews host Jessica Yaquinto about her work as an ethnographer and in tribal consultation. Topics include mediating between tribes, community based participatory research, and tribes' perspectives of anthropology.

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Sally Rodgers - ArchandAle 15

Hello everyone and welcome to Archaeology and Ale Podcast. For those of you new to our podcast, Archaeology and Ale is a monthly talk held upstairs at the Red Deer Pub at Pitt Street in Sheffield. Provided by Archaeology in the City, an outreach program from the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology Department. 

This month we are presenting: ‘Community Heritage in Tinsley from 2013-2016’ with guest speaker, Sally Rodgers. 

Please view the show notes for more information about our podcast and the guest speaker 

Archaeology and Ale website: www.archinthecity.wordpress.com

For more information about Tinsley and the work being done, please visit: http://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 5 - AudioTrail

Welcome to the final Woodland Heritage Festival episode – this is a bit more experimental, an audiotrail around the festival. 

Background information on the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre is provided by volunteer Wes Hedge; there are snippets of some of the talks and activities going on around the site during the day. 

Listen out for the sounds of copper hammering, Q-pit fire management, post-medieval music, iron-blooming (mattocking clay to build the furnace), pottery decoration (surprisingly noisy!) and our PhD candidates speaking with members of the public, as well as the sounds of birds, dogs, children and other visitors during the day.

(Apologies for the spotty sound quality! I hope this gives you a feel of how busy and varied the Festival was.) 

To learn more about visiting, volunteering or training at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, visit the website: http://www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk/

After this we’ll be returning you to your regularly scheduling programming of the monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, recorded live upstairs at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield. 

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City. 

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 4 - Q-Pits and White Coal

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival. 

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. If you have any young archaeologists in your family this talk might be of interest to them as well.

Last week we looked at Zooarchaeology; this week, it’s all about White Coal, Q-Pits, and experimental archaeology. These terms may sound unfamiliar because Q-Pits are a type of archaeological feature very specific to Sheffield and its immediate surrounds, but keep listening to find out about this fascinating type of industrial technology.

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Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on the history of the J. G. Graves Woodland Heritage Centre – one of the Centre’s volunteers kindly answered a few questions about the history of the Centre and the life of its benefactor, J. G. Graves. After this we’ll be returning you to your regularly scheduling programming of the monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, recorded live upstairs at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield. 

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City. 

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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Woodland Heritage Festival - Issue 2 - Virtual Heritage

Welcome to a special edition of the Archaeology and Ale Podcast;

For the next few podcasts we’ll be taking you through the Woodland Heritage Festival. Last week we looked at Human Osteology: this week, for something completely different, we’re introducing the talk “What is Virtual Archaeology, and how can you get involved?”, which was a part of the Festival’s talks programme.

The Woodland Heritage Festival was a two-day free public event at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield, which had talks and hands-on displays on all kinds of archaeological topics.

The talks aimed to explain our archaeological interests in a family-friendly and accessible way, so all of the visitors to the Woodland Heritage Festival could come away with some new information about the past and how we study it. If you have any young archaeologists in your family this talk might be of interest to them as well.

This special edition introduces the topic of Virtual Archaeology, presented by Courtenay Crichton-Turner, a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield.

Courtenay shows some videos during her talk – I wasn’t able to get copies of those actual videos, but have tracked down some examples on Youtube, so you can see what she’s talking about!

Virtual Heritage: Augmented Reality – Directly augmented reality, where you can use your smartphone to view the reconstruction of an ancient site while standing in its present location https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4-TkpAAuPk

Virtual Heritage: Augmented Reality – Indirectly augmented reality, where you can use your smartphone to view additional content from a pre-prepared poster, map or display..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFwzFby2eNo

Apologies for the background noise – we were recording in the function room next to the cafeteria at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre and it was a very busy day!

Stay tuned for another special edition introducing some more activities at the Woodland Heritage Festival. Next time we’ll be presenting a talk on Zooarchaeology.

If you’d like to know more about the Archaeology in the City Programme or the regular monthly Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website; you can follow the link from the Archaeology Podcast Network page, or come and find us on facebook under Archaeology in the City.

Thanks again to the Archaeology Podcast Network for having us.

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