On today's episode Chris and April talk to Senior Staff Archaeologist at Jamestown Rediscovery, David Givens. David talks about the history of Jamestown, the archaeology, and where they're going from here.
Dr. Colleen Strawhacker, an archaeologist with the interdisciplinary research group, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, joins the podcast to talk about the archaeology of climate change. Strawhacker works closely with indigenous groups in the Arctic to study resilience and failure in the wake of drastic environmental change.
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.
- Analysis of low cost methods for assessing Signal Defensible Guardhouses in challenging environments across North West Ireland
- ArcGIS: The Napoleonic Signal Towers of Ireland
On today's show we try out a slightly different format. Dr. John Whittaker, professor and author of many books and papers on flintknapping and stone tool use, starts out the first segment with a lecture about the Atlatl - an ancient spear-throwing device. For the last two segments Chris and April ask Dr. Whittaker about the Atlatl, his experiences with the device, and the growing community of atlatl enthusiasts.
Enjoy this special show!