It's a solo show today! I talk about the upcoming Arch365 season, other shows on the APN, and our membership system. I also talk about public archaeology and podcasts as digital preservation. This is the topic of my, Chris Webster's, paper at the 2017 AAA conference in Washington D.C.
Archaeologist and author Dr. Paul Bahn joins us on this episode to talk about the latest edition of his book, "Images of the Ice Age" from Oxford University Press. The book covers the history of rock art and rock art discovery mostly in Western Europe. This fascinating discussion will leave you thirsting for more rock art, and, wondering about the controversies mentioned at the end of the show!
Writing about archaeology shares similarities with other scientific writing but it also can show it's own style. Archaeologists have to be able to not only tell other scientists about their research, but, have to be able to convey that to the public in a number of ways. On this episode we talk about the different places you'll find archaeological writing, what it takes to create it, and how to find the original sources of articles you're reading.
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!
Today we talk to Sir Barry Cunliffe, a British archaeologist and Oxford University professor. Sir Barry has worked all over the UK and Europe, written many books, and influenced British archaeology. This is an awesome chat about his career and directions in British archaeology.
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