Archaeology with Oregon's Coquille Tribe

Dai s'la - "welcome, friend"

Kassie Rippee, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) for the Coquille Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon joins the show to talk about the opportunities and challenges of tribal archaeology. The Coquille Tribe is a good case study in the difficulties faced by tribal members past and present, and highlights the need for building strong trust relationships.

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Be the Best You - Episode 18

We plopped a mic down at the dinner table with the Desert West Environmental crew at the end of a long day in the field on a project in Arkansas. We discuss the theme of professionalism, among other things like "field mouth" and safe spaces. In the end, we hope this episode helps you level up your career in archaeology with some reassurance and encouragement from this team.

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Guests:

  • Robert Baker
  • Sonia Hutmacher-Cunningham
  • Chris Matthews
  • Karen Mayo
  • Alexandra Younger

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Society of Black Archaeologists - Episode 17

Bill White, Alexandra Jones, and Jordan Reese join the show to talk about the Society of Black Archaeologists, public archaeology, racism, and overcoming adversity. Dr. Jones has some stellar advice for anyone trying to make it in archaeology.

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Queer Archaeology - Episode 16

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"Recession-Proof" - Episode 15

Emily Long, of the Women in Archaeology and Trowel Tales podcasts, and Chris Webster, founder of Archaeology Podcast Network and co-host on The Archaeology Show, CRM Archaeology, and ArchaeoTech podcasts, join this episode to talk about how to weather a potential recession in archaeology.

We briefly touch on why CRM and academic archaeologists are worried about the future of the field, and talk about ways to weather a Trump-induced meltdown of federal infrastructure spending and all the support industries (like archaeology and environmental assessment).

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Native American Tribal Consultation - Episode 14

Jessica Yaquinto joins host, Christopher Sims, in this episode to chat about working with tribes. Her work through her company, Living Heritage, and affiliation with other organizations lets her use the full range of skills available to anthropological archaeology. She guides listeners through key concepts in working with Native American communities from the very beginning, and explores what it would take to build a more inclusive archaeology - one that includes Native voices.

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"Literacy" in Archaeology - Episode 13

Jordan Reese, a student at University of Central Florida and longtime veteran of the AFAR field school in Belize, posed some interesting questions to host Christopher Sims. He brought in fellow AFAR staff, Drs. Stan Guenter and Marc Zender to answer these questions and talk about the importance of literacy and good note-taking in archaeology. This is a must-listen episode if you've ever thought, "who even reads this anyway?" when taking notes in the field.

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Matt Tuttle and Anthroprobably - Episode 12

Matt Tuttle joins the show to talk about his blog, Anthroprobably, the work he's been doing at Colonial Jamestown, grad school, mentors, and lessons he's picked up along the way.

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Decoding Wages & Per Diem - Episode 11

Sonia Hutmacher and Bill White help demystify wages, per diem, and lodging in CRM archaeology. Understanding these numbers (and why they might be lower than you’d hoped) can go a long way to easing tensions and building your longevity in the field.

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Going AFAR in Belize - AFAR Miniseries Ep 1

Recorded from the AFAR Program's 2016 Belize Field School, host Christopher Sims speaks with AFAR's director, Mat Saunders, about this unique organization.

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Hiatus - Episode 9

Your host, Chris Sims, brings some updates on Go Dig a Hole from New Zealand.

The show is taking a hiatus while the hosts, Andee and Chris, tackle other projects, but hope to revive the podcast soon.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

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Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
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Opportunities to Succeed - Episode 8

How do you make yourself stand out as an undergrad? What does a good job applicant look like? Where do you start when you're building your professional network from scratch? These are the big questions we struggle with early on in our careers as archaeologists, but there's something on your side if you're still in undergrad - opportunity.

Guests, David Field and Stephen Wagner, have a guide to your opportunities to succeed early on.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

CONTACT THE HOSTS:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
Twitter - @andeezee

Christopher Sims
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Go AFAR! - Episode 7

Andee and Christopher are joined by Mat Saunders, director of American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR), and four veteran students of the program's field school in Belize. These students - Alex Jameson, Austin Noe, Jordan Reese, and Jack Strachan - are graduating high school seniors with their pick of any college they apply to. What's their competitive advantage? They've gotten the most of their field school experience, and taken their research to professional conferences all over the world. These young stars have some great messages for scholars at any experience level, so hear it in their own words.

Guests:

  • Mat Saunders, director AFAR
  • Alex Jameson, Davidson Day School
  • Austin Noe, Davidson Day School
  • Jordan Reese, Davidson Day School
  • Jack Strachan, Davidson Day School

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This new podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

CONTACT THE HOSTS:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
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Christopher Sims
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Winter is Coming - Episode 6

This episode features a roundtable discussion with the crew from Digtech, a CRM firm based in Nevada that’s owned by Archaeology Podcast Network founder, Chris Webster. This discussion focuses on strategies to survive the winter as a shovelbum. Some of the highlights include:

  • Financial planning.
  • Filing for unemployment.
  • Making the most of your downtime.
  • Keeping your networks warm.

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Guests: Deanna Dytchkowskyj, Andrew Erickson, David Field, Jesse Shelmire, Meatfist Thunderpunch, Chris Webster

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This new podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

CONTACT THE HOSTS:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
Twitter - @andeezee

Christopher Sims
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Episode 5: Public Sector Archaeology

Heath Bailey of the National Park Service joins hosts, Andee Zorn and Christopher Sims. Bailey is a supervising archaeologist at Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina. Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • The difference between archaeology in CRM and Parks Service.
  • How to write a great CV for public sector archaeology.
  • How to build a strong network of professional archaeologists.
  • Skills to develop early on.

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Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This new podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

CONTACT THE HOSTS:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
Twitter - @andeezee

Christopher Sims
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Episode 4: Is archaeology the right field for you?

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Hosts Christopher and Andee sit down with Dr. Tim Sullivan and CRM firm owner Chris Webster in separate interviews to talk about the field of archaeology and a question that's on all of our minds - "is archaeology the right field for you?" It's normal to have doubts, especially early on, so this episode brings you some advice from two archaeologists with very diverse backgrounds. This episode is a companion to this blog post on the same topic.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page to get even more updates!

This new podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

Contact the Hosts:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
Twitter - @andeezee

Christopher Sims
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Twitter - @godigahole

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Episode 3: Dr. Stan Guenter

On this episode, we talk with Dr. Stan Guenter about unconventional career paths, and skills to give you a competitive advantage in the early stages of your career. We also answer some questions from readers on the Go Dig a Hole blog:

  • How can you travel for archaeology?
  • Which language, or language skills, are most useful to pick up early-on if you're considering a doctoral program?

In addition to Dr. Guenter's other projects, he also works with Andee and Chris in Belize every summer with the AFAR field school, studying the Maya.

This new podcast series is a dynamic companion to the Go Dig a Hole blog, particularly the Undergrad Guides series.

Contact the Hosts:

Andee Zorn
andee@godigahole.com
Twitter - @andeezee

Christopher Sims
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