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Carlton Gover, Connor Johnen, and David Howe are three friends that went to graduate school together and decided to start an archaeology podcast. Join them every week for witty conversation, amazing guests, and a bit of profanity - all in the name of archaeological science. Join them as they investigate the careers of those living a life in ruins.

A Life In Ruins Archaeology Pod Network

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 126 Ratings

Carlton Gover, Connor Johnen, and David Howe are three friends that went to graduate school together and decided to start an archaeology podcast. Join them every week for witty conversation, amazing guests, and a bit of profanity - all in the name of archaeological science. Join them as they investigate the careers of those living a life in ruins.

    More Projectile Ballistics with Dr. Devin Pettigrew - Ep 170

    More Projectile Ballistics with Dr. Devin Pettigrew - Ep 170

    On this episode of ALiRP we are joined again by Dr. Devin Pettigrew to talk about his three recent publications. All three discuss experimental archaeology methodologies and the need to revisit the accuracy and precision of previous research under modern techniques.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

    Transcripts: https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/170

    Links

    * Basketmaker Atlatl website [https://basketmakeratlatl.com/]: https://basketmakeratlatl.com/

    Literature Recommendations

    * Terminal Ballistics of Stone-Tipped Atlatl Darts and Arrows: Results From Exploratory Naturalistic Experiments. By Pettigrew et al., Open Archaeology, Vol 9, Iss 1, Pp 799-820 (2023).
    * On the (Non-)Scalability of Target Media for Evaluating the Performance of Ancient Projectile Weapons. By Pettigrew & Bamforth, Open Archaeology, Vol 9, Iss 1, Pp 799-820 (2023).
    * Reassessing the terminal ballistic performance of trilobate and quadrilobate arrow points on Iron Age battlefields. By Pettigrew & Taylor, PLoS ONE. July 26, 2023, Vol. 18 Issue 7, pe0288483 (2023).

    Guest Contact

    * Devin's Instagram: @‌ar.atlatl

    Contact

    * Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com
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    More at https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/170

    • 54 min
    David Teaches Science Media 101 - Ep 169

    David Teaches Science Media 101 - Ep 169

    On this episode, David is by himself and does not know what to talk about. So he rants and rambles about his dog lecture on youtube. Which then leads him to discussing how he edits videos, photos, and how he practices public speaking.

    He talks about how he went from editing memes on photoshop to how he lights his cave scenes, and then talks about Oppenheimer and Tarentino movies and what makes them work. He then talks about how speeches and lectures are almost like standup comedy and how you can practice public speaking by making PowerPoints about what you love.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

    Transcripts

    For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/169

    Guest Contact

    * Instagram: @‌davidianhowe @ethnocynology
    * Twitter: @‌davidianhowe
    * YouTube: David Ian Howe

    Contact

    * Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 59 min
    ENCORE Hoo dis? with Tash and Raven - Ep 168

    ENCORE Hoo dis? with Tash and Raven - Ep 168

    n this episode, we are pleased to have Raven Todd da Silva and Natasha Billson return to the Podcast. Raven is another OG from the early episodes, appearing on episode 9 and runs a very popular Instagram and Youtube Channel called "Dig it with Raven" and Natasha aka Tash was recently on episode 29, and runs a youtube channel called Behind the Trowel. If you follow us on Social Media, then you know that both of these archaeologists are a part of the Archaeology Avengers and we are super excited to have them back on the podcast. We discuss Netflix's new hit movie, The Dig, and discuss the archaeology of the site on which the movie is based on. We also discuss how archaeology is portrayed in the media.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

    Links

    * https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/44

    Contact

    * Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com
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    • 56 min
    ENCORE - The Archaeology of Childhood with Mackenzie Cory Episode 31 - Ep 167

    ENCORE - The Archaeology of Childhood with Mackenzie Cory Episode 31 - Ep 167

    On this Encore episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, we chat with Mackenzie Cory, a fellow University of Wyoming Graduate! Mac delves into his formative years, working in Wyoming and his inspiration to take the next step into graduate school. We also discuss his current PhD research and how we can identify and look at childhood in the archaeological record. We then end the episode with a discussion about problems found in field schools and the ramifications of those problems to Mac's academic career.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

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    • 54 min
    An interview on life in Colombia, academia, and self-empowerment media with coach Margie Serrato, Ph.D. - Ep 166

    An interview on life in Colombia, academia, and self-empowerment media with coach Margie Serrato, Ph.D. - Ep 166

    In this episode of A Life In Ruins podcast, David does a solo interview with his friend Dr. Margie Serrato, an anthropologist turned empowerment coach.

    David and Margie begin talking about what Margie does for a living and her life post PhD. After, Margie discusses her childhood moving all over the US and also growing up in Medellin, Colombia during the height of Pablo Escobar's narcoterrorism.

    Margie then details her experience in academia, and why she decided to leave it. As well as appointment, discussion regarding psychology and culture, and how anthropology forces us to shift our perspectives.

    Lastly, David asks about her experience in the Miss Ohio pageant, and she details, but that was like anthropologically and personally. But also, they end the podcast talking about alternative careers in anthropology, and why she seeks to empower others to find careers outside of academia.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

    Transcripts

    For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/166

    Links

    * https://www.human-empowered.com/
    * http://Instagram.com/dr.margieserrato [http://instagram.com/dr.margieserrato]

    Literature Recommendations

    * The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (Beginner)
    * The Five Levels of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr (Intermediate)
    * A Course in Miracles (Made Easy) by Alan Cohen (simple to understand, challenging to apply)

    Guest Contact

    * margie@human-empowered.com
    * Inststagram.com/dr.margieserrato [http://inststagram.com/dr.margieserrato]
    * (@‌dr.margieserrato)

    Contact

    * Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com
    * Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast [https://www.instagram.com/alifeinruinspodcast]
    * Facebook: @alifeinruinspodcast [https://www.facebook.com/alifeinruinspodcast]
    * Twitter: @alifeinruinspod [https://www.twitter.com/alifeinruinspod]

    Affiliates

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The History of Rice Cultivation on the Southeastern Coast - Ep 165

    The History of Rice Cultivation on the Southeastern Coast - Ep 165

    On this episode of A Life in Ruins, Carlton takes a well-earned break while Connor and David chat. They start out chatting about David's new tattoo and some Lord of the Rings lore. They do talk some anthropology concerning the effects of tattoos on the body and the experience itself, and also how Boromir applies to anthropology.

    The last two-thirds of the show, David discusses the history of rice cultivation, with a focus on the Southeastern Coast of the United States and the West Coast of Africa. This is a very heavy topic and they do their best to talk about the anthropology of rice, the African diaspora and the modern day implications and expressions of this history. Please be warned that while atrocities are not specifically delved into, it might be triggering to some people.

    If you have left a podcast review on iTunes or Spotify, please email us at alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com so we can get shipping information to send you a sticker.

    If you are listening to this episode on the "Archaeology Podcast Network All Shows Feed," please consider subscribing to the "A Life in Ruins Podcast" channel to support our show. Listening to and downloading our episodes on the A Life in Ruins channel helps our podcast grow. So please, subscribe to the A Life in Ruins Podcast, hosted by the Archaeology Podcast Network, on whichever platform you use to listen to us on the "All Shows Feed." Please support our show by following our channel.

    Transcripts

    For rough transcripts of this episode go to https://www.archpodnet.com/ruins/165

    Contact

    * Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com
    * Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast [https://www.instagram.com/alifeinruinspodcast]
    * Facebook: @alifeinruinspodcast [https://www.facebook.com/alifeinruinspodcast]
    * Twitter: @alifeinruinspod [https://www.twitter.com/alifeinruinspod]
    * Website: www.alifeinruins.com [https://www.alifeinruins.com/]
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

mattj97 ,

Great show

Love this podcast! I have no training or education in anthropology or archaeology and I find the content really interesting - educational AND entertaining. Keep it up boys!

Bigdaddyjhizz ,

Great show

The guys are really fun and bring a human element to archaeology. It’s fun to see archaeology presented in a way that makes it seem much more fun and relatable as a career!

Cashficke ,

Great show!

Long time listener first time reviewer. I love the show and listen when new episodes are dropped. I do CRM in New Mexico and listen while I survey. I like that you all are trying new things with the show and keeping it fresh. Also since at least one of y’all is a paleo guy you might be interested in the current ENMU field school at Blackwater Draw over by Clovis,NM. Dr. Brandon Asher is the lead Arch out there if you all every want to talk to the guy that manages the Clovis type site.

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