Archaeology and Climate Change in Kiribati - Episode 44

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Climate change is impacting archaeological sites at an alarming rate, and more importantly, the lives of people around the globe. We're joined by Mike Roman to discuss how climate change is impacting Kiribati, the social impact of loosing heritage sites, and some suggestions for how people can get involved in combating climate change.

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SHA Takeaways - Episode 43

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Several of us recently attended the Society for Historical Archaeology 2018 meeting in New Orleans. In this episode we'll talk about some of the great sessions we attended, tips and tricks for successfully networking, and some suggestions for being better conference presenters and attendees.

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Trafficking Archaeology - Episode 42

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On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we are joined by Dr. Donna Yates to discuss trafficking of archaeological materials. We talk about whose looting, whose brokering, whose buying, and what you can do to help stop looting and trafficking.

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AAA Takeaways - Episode 41

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On this episode the panel discusses the recent American Anthropological Association annual meeting in DC. We touch on important themes from the conference such as making anthropology more approachable, the need for truly inclusive archaeology, and teaching archaeology as social justice.

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State of the Monuments - Episode 40

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The Period Episode - Episode 39

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On this episode we discuss PERIODS!! A lot of us have them, they can be really inconvenient, and dealing with them in the field is often less straightforward than normal. We discuss pros and cons of the various products on the market, how to deal with that 'oops' moment, and suggestions for making your life easier when you're on your period.

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Marketing Yourself - Episode 38

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On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we will be discussing how to market yourself. We will discuss internet presence, using in person networking to your best advantage, and the importance of showing up!

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Sexual Harassment Follow Up - Episode 37

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Leaving UNESCO and it's Effect on Archaeology - Episode 36

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The Changing Roles of Museums and Museum Collections - Episode 35

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On this episode of Women in Archaeology, we discussed the changing academic and social roles of museums in the United States.  We also briefly talked about the origins of museums and how museum outreach and exhibitions can be improved.

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The Impact of Tourism on Historic Sites - Episode 34

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On today's episode, we will be discussing the impact tourism can have out sites including the good, the bad and the ugly. The discussion will include how tourism impacts sites, the surrounding areas, the broader public, and individuals.

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Should All History be Saved? - Episode 33

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Utilizing Older Collections - Episode 32

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The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today's episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older collections, the importance of reanalyzing collections, the ethical issues of having collections that aren't used, and our personal stories to laugh at and learn from.

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Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig - Episode 31

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On today's episode we talk about a new book from Nomad Press by Anita Yasuda called, "Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig". It's a book intended for children ages 9 through 12 and focuses on three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world.

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Underwater Archaeology with Jessica Irwin - Episode 30

On this episode we are joined by underwater archaeologist Jessica Irwin. We will discuss what underwater archaeology is, how it differs from terrestrial archaeology, some of the unique challenges faced by underwater archaeologists, and some really cool underwater sites that have been excavated.

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'Gender' Artifacts - Episode 29

On this episodes, the hosts discuss why we view some artifacts as being intrinsically gendered. Specifically looking at why weapons are male and sewing implements are female and how our modern biases affect our views of the past. 

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WIA at TAG - Episode 28

The Women of Archaeology went to the TAG conference in Toronto this year and had a great conversation about theory. Check it out!

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Kids and Archaeology - Episode 27

On this episode, the hosts talked about the logistics of having kids as an archaeologist. They discuss the ups and downs, the necessary planning, and provide advice for future archy parents.

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National Monuments - Episode 26

On this episode, the hosts talk about President Trump’s Executive Order that reviews National Monuments, like Bears Ears National Monument. The hosts also give a brief history of the Antiquities Act to provide a background of the creation of National Monuments. With the review, who stands to gain and who stands to lose if certain monuments are deceased in size or eliminated altogether? Realistically, could the Exectutive Order change existing National Monuments?

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ENCORE: What's In Your Pack - Episode 25

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