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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A Fishy Situation - Animals 12

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Alex and Simona attempt to make it through an entire episode of our most hated type of bone: fish bones. Listen as they talk about the difficulties of dealing with archaeological fish and why they are actually quite important! Oh, and lots of complaining. Ugh...fish bones.

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Cities: The First 6000 Years - TAS 67

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Whether you live in a city or not we all are familiar with cities and how they impact our lives. Some of us live in them and others just visit them when we need things or social interaction that we can’t get elsewhere. Our guest today has studied the history of the city and some of what Dr. Monica Smith has found may surprise you.

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Insurgent Empire and the Lost Voices in Colonialism with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal - Modern Myth - Episode 3

In this episode of Modern Myth, we begin to unravel the lesser known history of colony and the nuacned ways in which people occupied the British Imperial space. Talking with Cambridge Reader, Dr. Priyamvada Gopal about her new book Insurgent Empire, Tristan asks what voices are unaccounted for in traditional retellings of the British Empire and why does that have an effect on the modern narrative. The many modern myths of colony are outlined and discussed as well as what the future holds in terms of solidarity with the world.

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LithodomosVR and a Virtual Reality Update - ArchaeoTech 108

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Virtual Reality has continued to capture imaginations and make people want to be places virtually since the expense of going can be high. We talked to Simon Young of LithodomosVR about their virtual archaeological tours back in January of 2017 and he's back now to give us an update on what they're doing.

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Trapped by Security - CRMArch 166

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Many of us have been, or are at, a job that just wasn't the right fit. Why did we stay? Why didn't we just leave and get another job? The answer is usually that we were trapped by security. The words "trapped" and "security", however, have different meanings to different people. We talk about all that on this week's episode.

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Cultural Landscapes Panel SAA2019 - HeVo 30

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On today’s episode Jessica hosts a panel at the 2019 Society of American Archaeology conference on Cultural Landscapes. Panelists include Dr. Kisha Supernant (Métis) Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Wade Campbell (Diné), Ph.D. student at Harvard, Michelle La Pena, attorney, writer, and former Pit River Tribal Councilwoman, Dr. Sean Gantt, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Kassie Rippee, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Coquille Indian Tribe, and Briece Edwards, Deputy THPO for the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde. Some of the considerations discussed include cultural landscapes and movement, landscape change through time and as a result of colonialism, the ephemeral nature of some cultural landscapes, representation of cultural landscapes, and the challenges of understanding landscape from a western science perspective.

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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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GPS Technology with Matt Alexander - ArchaeoTech 107

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We’ve always wanted to have a GPS expert on the show to unpack terms and talk about the latest tech. Now we have it! Matt Alexander joins us to talk all things GPS and explain some of those terms you may have been wondering about.

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Hunter's Hotpot - Animals 11

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Alex and Simona are going ‘wild’ for this month’s episode. Tune in to find out more about wild animal remains in the archaeological record and what traces hunting and butchering may leave behind (some assumptions and biases MAY apply!).

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Preservation vs Conservation and Cities of the Future - CRMArch 165

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On today’s show we talk about preservation and conservation in the context of cities of the future. Where are all the old buildings in the architectural drawings and artist’s conceptions of the future? Where’s the old post office, hotel, or city building? Even in science fiction the cities of the future are ultra modern with no ties to the past. Is that OK? Or, should we be thinking about how our past and present tie into our future?

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Paleoindian Projectile Technology with Richie Rosencrance - TAS 65

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Today I talk to University of Nevada Reno Graduate student Richie Rosencrance about his research into Paleoindian projectile point technology. We talk about early arrivals by humans to North America and the Great Basin, among other things.

This show is a reply of a recording from Chris’ live radio show on KNVC 95.1 FM Carson Community Media. Listen live at www.knvc.org/listen-live

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Documenting Fragmented Remains and Data in the Cloud - ArchaeoTech 106

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Paul and Chris discuss an article from SAAs Advances in Archaeological Practice about using a database designed in FileMaker for documenting large skeletal collections. We also talk about your data in the cloud and what that means.

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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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