archaeology

LIDAR in Cambodia with Dr. Sarah Klassen - ArchaeoTech 111

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It’s all LIDAR today! Paul and Chris interview Dr. Sarah Klassen, an archaeologist that has done extensive work in southeast Asia, specifically Cambodia. She’s got some fascinating things to say about what the LIDAR data told them about the past at Ankor Wat and other temples, and, about new questions the data presented.

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CRM with a side of BREXIT - CRMArch 170

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On today’s show we start with a listener comment about hotel room points. We continue with a discussion of BREXIT and what it will mean for archaeology in the UK. Finally, we talk about taking this podcast to other countries. If you’re interested in starting a version of this show in your country, let us know!

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Anthropology of the US-Mexico Border - HeVo 32

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On today’s episode Jessica hosts Dr. Jason De León, professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. De León talks about how he found himself at a cross roads with traditional archaeology and completely changed his career to better match his values. We discuss his work with the Undocumented Migration Project, conducting archaeological, ethnographic, and forensic anthropology methods to better understand the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as his Hostile Terrain exhibition. We talk about the complicated ethics involved, civil disobedience in the face of injustice, representation, and what we can all do in the face of this structural violence. A fascinating look into how to use anthropology to address current issues in a new way.

Cache of the Day - Dirt Pod 57

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This week, Anna and Amber take their inspiration from an archaeological news story and dive into some hidden treasures!

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The One Where Ross Isn’t The Only Paleontologist: A Deep Discussion with Amy Atwater - Ruins 5

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Episode 5’s guest, Amy Atwater, is the Paleontology Collections Manager/Registrar at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. She is also just an all-around bad-ass. She is an avid science communicator, and does so through presentations, videos, and her massively popular instagram account @Mary_annings_revenge. Amy was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and has a slew of peer-reviewed publications. She also has published work in The Huffington Post and has even appeared on PBS EONS.

We talk with her about how she got into paleontology, how she escaped the field of anthropology and how David and Connor are recovering paleontologists. We define the difference between archaeology and paleontology (Archaeologists Don’t Dig Dinosaurs!) while discussing deep time and stratigraphy. David and Amy discuss curation life and security and Amy explains who Mary Anning is and why she is so vengeful. We finish with a discussion about mental health in Academia. And, big surprise, Connor makes another crappy dad joke. Make sure and get your T-Rex arms clapping and waving as you begin listening to Episode 5 of A Life in Ruins Podcast.

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    • Instagram: @Mary_annings_revenge

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      • https://youtu.be/cf95lU-YbXw

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Plants, Architecture, and Old Guns - TAS 70

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Today’s show was recorded at KNVC.org in Carson City Nevada. Chris is joined by his co-host for this episode, Brian Woods. We talk about about plants, architecture, and guns.

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Boats, Phones, and Drones...Oh my! - Ep 110

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Today Paul and Chris talk about new boats, drones (of course), issues with the iPhone X in the field, and other random tech topics. It’s a catch-all episode today and we hope you enjoy it!

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The Weird and the Wonderful: Imagined Zooarchaeologies of Video Games - Animals 13

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Simona and Alex finally get to be experts in this fun episode imagining the zooarchaeologies of video games! Using the hundreds (and, if you're Alex, THOUSANDS) of hours of gaming experience, Simona and Alex go through popular video game series (The Witcher, Fallout, Dragon Age, and Skyrim) and try to reconstruct and compare some of the weirder creatures you encounter.

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Them There Hills: Mounds and the Myth of the Moundbuilders - The Dirt 56

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It’s all about mounds and moundbuilders on this week’s episode with Anna and Amber.

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Interview with a Senior Archaeologist and Uber Driver - CRMArch 169

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We talk a lot about the need for a side hustle in CRM Archaeology. On today's episode we talk to an archaeologist from Australia that now lives and works in the U.S. and is also a driver for Uber. He's a senior archaeologist and is making it work.

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Troy Story: Heinrich Schliemann and the Power of Lying - Dirt 55

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This week, we play some of the Classics: a look at Troy, the Trojan War, and its discovery. Enter Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist (nope) who excavated the site of Hisarlik, in present-day Turkey, found evidence of the end of the Iliad (nope), went on to excavate other Homeric heroes (again, nope), and completely changed the game for public interest in archaeological research and the possibility that Homer was based on historical events (actually, this one is true). Come for Amber attempting to recite the Aeneid, stay for Anna throwing books in disgust.

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Tephrochronology with Dr. Jamie Anderson - ArchaeoTech 109

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New APN Volunteer producer, Dr. Jamie Anderson, joins Paul and Chris today to talk about her masters and PhD research that used some interesting dating methods. One of those was Tephrocronology, or, dating using ash layers. Combined with other methods, Tephrocronology is a powerful tool. We talk about that and other dating methods.

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An Arctic Expedition - Dirt 54

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Amber's too cold, Anna's too hot, and we've both lost our dang minds! In an effort to think about something other than the summer heat, this week we're offering you a sampler platter of some of the amazing archaeology from the Arctic regions up north! Learn how people got to the Arctic, what some of them did when they got there, and what's happening to Arctic sites now in light of global warming. Also hyenas. Refreshing!

Alternative Lodging - CRMArch 168

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From tents to hotel rooms CRM Archaeologists have seen it all when it comes to lodging. We sleep in our cars, double up in rented houses, and try to rack up those hotel points when we can. For the last few years, though, a new player had been shaking things up. With AirBnB anyone can rent out some or all of their residence and for archaeologists working on small town with few lodging options, this can be a real game changer for quality of life. On today's show we talk about the AirBnB trend and what it means for archaeology.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Histories and the Indigenous Paleolithic - HeVo 31

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On today’s episode Jessica hosts Dr. Paulette Steeves (Cree-Metis), Associate Professor at Algoma University. We especially focus on the Indigenous paleolithic and how Dr. Steeves is showing that it was very different than how it is presented by the field of archaeology. We also talk about the Bering Strait theory and why the academy is so resistant to that narrative being challenged. In the beginning of the episode Dr. Steeves walks us through her career, including some incidents that were not so flattering for the field, and finish our by talking about what it would take to decolonize the academy and anthropology.

"In early February 1999 I was standing on the corner outside of an old brick building which housed my favorite used bookstore in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The store, which was situated on the edge campus and the entrance to Main Street was a magical place of dreams and respite, where I went for brief sojourns from the real world. The store also contained glassed in shelves with a wonderful collection of nickel candies, from which I created magical brown paper sacks of joy and happiness for my three children. As I exited the book store my oldest son Jesse who was 21, ran up to me, and smiled an accepted his bag of candy. He looked me in the eyes and thanked me and hugged me then just out of the blue he said; “no matter what ever happens to me, don’t you ever give up on your education, promise me you will never give, you will keep going and finish you bachelors and go on to a higher degree, be a doctor, be a lawyer, keep going, promise me you will never give up”, so that day in early February I promised him, I would never give up. Just a week later he was gone, crossed over from this world, and my promise to my son to never give up was the last conversation we had. This story is dedicated to my oldest son Jesse Blue Steeves Dec1, 1977-Feb 18, 1999, I can tell him now that thanks to his love and foresight, I never gave up."

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Michele Koons - TAS 71

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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.

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Ancient Ink with Aaron Deter-Wolf - Ruins 4

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If you’ve been following us for a bit, you might notice that archaeology isn’t just pyramids or that ancient aliens bullshit...it’s the study of human behavior. And one world-wide human behavior that you’ve probably all observed, is the practice of tattooing and body modification. Well, that’s not really our niche, but lucky for you, we’re bought one of the world’s leading experts on the archaeology of tattooing to talk with us today. In fact, he co-wrote the book on it!

Tonight’s guest, Aaron Deter-Wolf, is currently the Prehistoric Archaeologist at the Tennessee Division of Archaeology. Aaron is responsible for managing prehistoric sites on State-owned lands, as well as conducting archaeological excavations and publishing research on the results of those studies. Most importantly, Aaron is a prominent advocate for public archaeology, as evidenced by his work with the state of Tennessee, his scholarly publications, and his new Instagram @archaeologyink.

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Managing Billable Expenses and Safety - CRMArch 167

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We often hear of companies in the field of CRM Archaeology skimping on things like ice and water in for field crews. Should these be billable, line-item expenses, or just the cost of doing business like the light bill at the office? Also, where is that line between what the company should provide and what employees should provide?

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