Repatriation as Foreign Policy - Modern Myth Moment

Another Modern Myth Moment, the bitesize version of the Modern Myth Show. 
Repatriation isn't just a feelgood measure, it has many effects and needs to be discussed far more in society, Inspired by a heated debate on Twitter, Tristan outlines his views on repatriation and why it links to foreign policy. 

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Language in the Field and Field Gear - CRMArch 164

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Today we talk about an email from a listener regarding our choice of words on one of our podcasts and in the field. We also go over Bill White’s must-have list for field gear when attending your first field school or job.

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A Journey to Ancient Pawneeland - HeVo 29

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On today’s podcast Jessica hosts Roger Echo-Hawk, a writer / artist, and a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. We discussed his role in the origin story of what became Indigenous archaeology – the study of oral tradition; the unfolding racial Indian repatriation movement; the interfacing of archaeology and Indian Country; and the history of race and the rethinking of racial identity systems.

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Roger Echo-Hawk. Photo Credit: Linda Echo-Hawk

Roger Echo-Hawk. Photo Credit: Linda Echo-Hawk

Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick Two - ArchaeoTech 105

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Today Chris and Paul talk about a fairly well-known concept in technology circles called, “Good, Fast, Cheap, Pick 2.” What it means is that often you don’t get all three in something you’re using. One of those is always sacrificed to make the other two work. Well, is that true? Are things that violate this principle? Let’s talk about it.

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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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Determining Eligibility - CRMArch 163

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Using criteria from the National Park Service and other sources archaeologists are tasked to determine an archaeological resource's eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This isn't so easy sometimes and we have criteria and integrity considerations to look at. This episode is a discussion of that process and the issues that come up when trying to do it.

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner - Animals 10

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This episode is all about chickens! How to eat them. How to identify them. Different types. All things chicken. There’s even a few chicken jokes.

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Reconstructing a Lost Town with Edward Gonzalez-Tennant - ArchaeoTech 104

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Edward Gonzalez-Tennant is a GIS and open source digital archaeology expert. We brought him on to talk about GIS but the conversation quickly turned to his work at historic Rosewood - a predominantly African-American town in Florida that was destroyed by riots and the Rosewood Massacre over 100 years ago. EGT is using digital archaeology and traditional methods to reconstruct this town so visitors and descendants can know what it was like to live in that area at in the early 1900s.

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I Agree with Graham Hancock?! - Modern Myth Moment - 1

Ok, before you type your strongly worded tweet or you decide to #cancel me please give me a moment to explain. As has been highlighted recently, archaeology has a problem with impact with getting the information out there. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with the food, its just the service isn’t what you want.

With his new book released graham hancock appeared on the Joe Rogan show and obviously talked at length about his book, he made some salient points and importantly he tied himself to those ideas and that’s where I think we can learn something about outreach.

If you want to argue, tweet at me or send me an email:

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Career Monitors and Mental Health - CRMArch 162

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In some areas of the country archaeologists are monitoring for construction projects. That’s not unique. What is unique is that some of these archaeologists are monitoring for years at a time and they’re losing their skills. We talk about that, and, mental health issues in contract archaeology.

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The Archaeological Spectrum - HeVo 28

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On today’s podcast Jessica hosts Rebecca Heidenreich (Diné), a graduate student at Arizona State University (and Jessica even refrained from making any Sun Devils jokes!) studying GIS. Rebecca talks about her experiences in both academia and CRM and how the two differ. She also talks about what it’s like navigating indigenous and scientific perspectives. It’s a very personal interview and an important listen for anyone trying to better understand what it’s like to be an indigenous archaeologist.

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The Modern Myth of Nuclear Power with Martin Pfeiffer - Modern Myth - Episode 2

Quick, Marty, we gotta save the world! From what!? From nuclear annihilation.

Perhaps not so grand, but in this Modern Myth episode we get to grips with the ideas behind nuclear weapons and the boogeyman of radiation, Martin Pfeiffer is a PhD student researching nuclear anthropology and loves going into musems to #LickTheBomb, (he tells us how their casings taste) and what it means to be an activist for denuclearisation of the modern world.

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Carol Cohn - “Sex and Death in the World of Defense Intellectuals.”

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Integrating Aerial and Underwater Data for Archaeology - ArchaeoTech 103

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In a recent book chapter, linked below, the integration of underwater and terrestrial archaeology was discussed. It got Chris and Paul thinking about those two spaces and how they are linked in the archaeological record. When seas fluctuate sites are buried and revealed and thinking about them together can help archaeologists interpret the past.

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Digital Site Management with Michiel Kappers of InTerris Registries - ArchaeoTech 102

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Chris interviews Michiel Kappers at the 2019 Society for California Archaeology meetings in Sacramento last March. Michiel runs InTerris Registries, a digital site management software with a lot of power. Learn more about it and how you can use it on your next project.

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A Horse, Of Course - Animals 09

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On today's episode of ArchaeoAnimals, we'll be talking about horse bones! Why are they so venerated in the past? How is this reflected in the way we find horse burials? And why are their bones just so large and scary?!

We were also joined by two zooarchaeology researchers, Rúnar Leifsson and Albína Hulda Pálsdóttir, who have told us all about their fascinating research on Icelandic horses!

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Bibliography

  • Hillson, S. (1992) Mammal Bones and Teeth: An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification. London: University College London Institute of Archaeology

  • Fagan, B. (2015) The Intimate Bond: How animals shaped human history. London: Bloomsbury Press

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