On today's show we talk to Dr. Geoff Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno about a paper he co-authored in a recent issue of American Antiquity. It's all about dating sandals from a famous cave in northern Nevada, Last Supper Cave, and what they can tell us about the last 11,000 years of history and occupation in that area.
I today's show we talk to Dr. Jonathan Marks about his latest publication, "Is Science Racist?". If science is racist, what can we do as citizens and scientists to combat that ideology? What can we do to rid science of it's racism? It's a complicated problem and we hope this starts some conversations.
On today's show April and Chris interview the author of a staple in many anthropology classes, "Life in the Pueblo" by Kathryn Kamp. This is a foundational book for many people and we talk about her motivation behind writing it and what's changed over the years. We also talk about children in the archaeological record and about how they aren't thought about enough when doing analysis.
Today's show is a joint episode from the Archaeology Show and the CRM Archaeology Podcast. We talk to Dr. Steven Holen, the primary author on a letter in Nature at the end of April, 2017 detailing a site from San Diego, CA with an apparent 130,000 year old archaeological site. It's a controversial find and we try to get into the science and figure out what's going on and where we go from here.
Please, leave your comments here or on Social Media but listen to the episode and read the paper. It'll really help inform you about the situation and the findings.
APN presents the live podcast forum from the 82nd Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology. The APN hosts in attendance for the discussion included Michael Ashley, Jeb Card, Ken Feder, Kirsten Lopez, Chris Sims, Stephen Wagner, and Chris Webster. The audience also joins the panel for this first-of-its-kind session at the SAA.
The forum covered the growth of the APN, the variety of programs on the network, and the education and outreach paradigms developed through the medium of podcasting. Use the APN website's search tool from the main page to find other shows from "SAA2017" - roughly a dozen hours of programming were recorded from the exhibition hall!