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Rock Artin' and Rollin' with Emily Van Alst - Ruins 03

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Tonight’s guest, Emily Van Alst, is a Descendant of the Lakota Sioux Nation and works avidly in public outreach.. Although the Lakota and Pawnee are historical enemies; Carlton and Emily have chosen to put aside their tribal differences to deliver our listeners an awesome episode.

Emily Van Alst got started in anthropology at Yale University and she is currently a PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington

Her research interests include Rock Art, Gender, Indigenous Archaeology, Public Archaeology, Indigenous Feminism, and Ethnography

As a goal of this podcast is to provide our listeners with multi-faceted approaches to archaeology, we are super excited to talk with her tonight. So let’s count some coup and get this episode started.

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Of Koobi Fora and Cathedrals with Ella Beaudoin - Ruins 02

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Today's guest is someone who we wanted to snag as early as possible, based on her ability to connect with the public.

Ella Beaudoin got started in anthropology at American University, in Washington DC.

She cut her scientific teeth in Kenya as part of the Koobi Fora field School @koobiforafieldschool. The Koobi Fora region is one of the most prolific fossil bearing regions in the world and possibly home to the oldest instances of the use of fire by our hominid ancestors.

She is currently a contractor at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where she works to help engage and teach the public about evolution and archaeology.

As the goal of this podcast is to connect non-archaeologists with our science, we are super excited to talk with her tonight.

You can follow her twitter at @ella_beaudoinand her instagram @timetravelerinhikingboots.

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The Cowboys of Science with Spencer Pelton - Ruins 01

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This Saturday, these three cowboys of science will be hosting our first guest - Dr. Spencer Pelton PhD, RPA. Arguably, THE cowboy of science.

Spencer is one of the most talented, accomplished, and brilliant archaeologists in the country. The dude has over a dozen publications and literally just got his PhD last year.

Anyone that knows Spencer will tell you that he’s one of the most enjoyable people to be around and was a mentor to a lot of us during our time at Wyoming.

Spencer’s research varies from lithic technology, hunter-gatherer ecology, to human evolution, and his dissertation focused on hominid thermal regulation.

The list of his accomplishments would fill this page, so we’ll let his smooth, Johnny Cash-like drawl tell you his life story! We’re super excited.

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