The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. Dr. Michelle Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the DMNS and brings us a report on what they're doing these days and what you can see and participate in if you visit. We talk about one such project in detail: The Magic Mountain Community Archaeology Project.
New from Oxford University Press - On the Ocean by Sir Barry Cunliffe. On the Ocean talks about seafaring vessels and the people that used them from prehistoric times through 1500 AD. It's a fantastic read shows the ingenuity of people across many cultures.
Oxford University Press is offering a 30% discount on On the Ocean Pre-Orders and some of Barry's other books. Use the code at checkout: AAFLYG6
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.
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!