It's hard to believe that it has been two years since we started this podcast! We hope you enjoy our reminiscing over our favorite episodes and our hopes for the podcast in the future.
Do they have squirrels in Scotland? Maybe you enjoy in depth discussions about ancient ceramics. In today's episode we discuss one of the myriad of sub-fields within archaeology, with zooarchaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick. We cover what is zooarchaeology (in short animal bones), how it has been used to learn about humans and the world in the the past, and some of the projects she works on. We also discuss some of Alex's work on various science communication projects.
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.
On today's episode we focus on the life, work and legacy of Gertrude Caton Thompson, an early female archaeologist. This episode is based on articles by Liesel Gentelli and Alison Atkin on the Trowelblazers website, links to these below.
- http://trowelblazers.com/gertrude-caton-thompson/ - Gertrude's work at Great Zimbabwe
- http://trowelblazers.com/gertrude-caton-thompson-society-girl-suffragist-and-scientific-archaeologist/ - Gertrude's early life
- http://trowelblazers.com/gertrude-caton-thompson-2/ - Troweltoon by Gabe Moshenska about Caton Thompson
- Kim Biddulph
On this episode the hosts discuss why all archaeological information isn’t publicly available. The hosts also discuss what information IS available to the public and about the benefits and drawbacks of heritage tourism.
- National Park Service Public Laws on Archaeology
- SAA Bulletin on Public Information
- Civic Tourism
- ACHP Site
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On this episode we discuss some of the difficulties in making friends with different crews during a field season and maintaining those relationships when you all go home. We also talk about the difficulties of maintaining relationships with close friends and significant others when you are traveling a large amount of the time, as well as our concerns for our pets while we are away.
On Today's episode, the hosts talk about the history of women in archaeology, influential figures, and their all-time favorite barrier breaking women of the field.
On this episode we're sharing the types of horror stories that can happen in the lab or field and how we survived each situation. We also share fun shark facts for no other reason than the fact that sharks are interesting.
On this episode, we discuss what field school is all about, why it is important, and advice on how to have the best experience as possible. We also discuss current field school offerings and scholarship opportunities.