On today’s podcast Jessica hosts Carlton Shield Chief Gover, a PhD student at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. We talked about the unique history of Oklahoma and particularly the Pawnee and Arikara Nations. We talk about the challenges of when oral history and archaeology don’t agree and what it’s like to work in academia, CRM, and in tribal settings. Finally we talk about where he would love to see the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma’s THPO and Museum go in the future, as well as where he would like the field of anthropology to go.
On today’s podcast Jessica hosts a panel on technology in the Heritage/Cultural Resource Management fields. Panelists include Aaron Brien (Apsáalooke), a member of the Night Hawk Dance Society and faculty in Salish Kootenai College’s Tribal Historic Preservation and Native American Studies programs, Emily Van Alst (Sihasapa Lakota descent), a PhD student at Indiana University, and Briece Edwards, Manager of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde. The panelists discuss how they use technology in their work, the positives and negatives of technology for tribes and heritage preservation, and tribes and Indigenous Archaeologist’s innovative adaptations of technology to serve their needs. They shared some especially exciting ways they are using technology to share information back to the communities they work with and as non-invasive or destructive alternatives.
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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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.
- Article: An Extension Without an Exhibition: Considering the Continued Life (and Usefulness) of a Digital Heritage Output - by Meghan Dennis
- Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2017.35
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
App of the Day
- Webby: Beware of the GPS signal quality in mobile GPS apps!
- Paul: Termux
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!
The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today's episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older collections, the importance of reanalyzing collections, the ethical issues of having collections that aren't used, and our personal stories to laugh at and learn from.
Today we talk with Dr. Donna Yates about the recent Hobby Lobby decision and the illegal antiquities trade. What was Hobby Lobby doing, how does this fit into looting and the antiquities trade, and what exactly is this new Museum of the Bible in DC thing?
- Trafficking Culture / Donna Yates
- Anonymous Swiss Collector
- Cambodia's looted treasures
- UNESCO Constitution
- Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggled Iraqi artifacts
- Spotlight on Hobby Lobby’s Biblical Collection After Smuggle Case
- Islam, ISIS, and Black Market Artifacts with Nathan French - Episode 76
- The Justice Department Announcement
- Hobby Lobby's Press Release
- Washington Post piece on the settlement
- NBC report on possibly more concerns about Hobby Lobby
- The Green collection and the Museum of the Bible: 443,000 square meters of mess.
- Buenavista del Cayo
- Patty Gerstenblith
- Cultural Property Advisory Committee
- E. A. Wallis Budge
- Subhash Kapoor Case
- The rogue’s gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India’s stolen artefacts
- DHS and DOJ return valuable, ancient artifacts to India
- Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation
- Temple Looting in Cambodia, by Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis
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How did the British Museum, which first opened to the public on 15th January 1759 and which now houses so many of the world's archaeological treasures, come into being? In this episode of Archaeology 365 Kim Biddulph delves into the life and circumstances of the owner of the museum's founding collection, Sir Hans Sloane.
- History of the British Museum
- History of the British Museum's collections
- Information about Sir Hans Sloane on the British Museum website
- History of the British Museum buildings
- Short article from History Today on the opening of the British Museum
- Sir Hans Sloane's last will and testament
- Natural History Museum information about Sloane
- Ordinary's Account of 24th May 1700 of the confessions of John Shirly, Philip Wake and James Walters
- Powerpoint on the BM's website about the Museum in the 18th century
- Link to download PDF of trail around Bloomsbury about Sir Hans Sloane developed by Camden schoolchildren
Today on the show, Russell speaks with Nicole Giglio, an Independent Contractor who specializes in Digital Content Development about her work managing social media channels for cultural heritage organizations and in designing a mobile app-assisted exhibit for the San Diego Museum of Man.
- Nicole's Thesis
- Canadian Location-based App Company
- Future of Museums Blog
- Museums and Web Conference
- American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
- California Association of Museums Conference
- DAMs digital asset management systems
- Oculus Rift
- Google Cardboard
- On Twitter: @nicolesuzanne