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The Archaeology Show is produced by the Archaeology Podcast Network. It's hosted by a archaeologist's Chris Webster and Rachel Roden. We will interview people from around the world in a variety of topics. Enjoy the ride.

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The Archaeology Show is produced by the Archaeology Podcast Network. It's hosted by a archaeologist's Chris Webster and Rachel Roden. We will interview people from around the world in a variety of topics. Enjoy the ride.

    Shipwrecks!

    Shipwrecks!

    Randomly, there were lots of shipwreck stories in the news this week, so we decided to do a themed episode! First up, we have a story about a shipwreck recovery off the coast of Oregon. Then we move over to a viking age shipyard that was discovered in Sweden. And finally, the excavation of a ship from the middle ages presents a unique challenge to archaeologists.
    Interested in learning about how to use X-Rays and similar technology in archaeology? Check out the linked PaleoImaging course from James Elliot!
    Connect with James on Twitter: @paleoimaging
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    Legendary Spanish galleon shipwreck discovered on Oregon coast

    'First of its Kind' Viking Age Shipyard Discovered at Birka, a Swedish World Heritage Site

    Press Release from Stockholm University: Unique Viking Age Shipyard discovered at Birka

    The Report: En vikingatida varvsplats vid Kugghamn, Birka: Arkeologiska undersökningar av L2022:2719, Birka, Björkö,Adelsö socken, Uppland, augusti 2020 och 2021

    Archaeologists race against time to study crumbling 1,300-year-old shipwreck

    TAS Vikings Episode

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    • 47 min
    United Tools, Drought Finds, and the Most Important Site in the World

    United Tools, Drought Finds, and the Most Important Site in the World

    MEMBERS: CHECK YOUR AD-FREE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS EPISODE'S BONUS SEGMENT!
    We've got a lot to cover in this news episode. We start with a tale of the Swiss Army Knife of southern Africa. Then we talk about a site in Iraq visible now because of drought and being recording in a rapid way. Then we go to Turkey to talk about the most famous site in the world: Gobekli Tepe. But wait, there's more! For members we have a bonus segment about the world's oldest company.
    Interested in learning about how to use X-Rays and similar technology in archaeology? Check out the linked PaleoImaging course from James Elliot!
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    65,000 year-old ‘Swiss Army knife’ proves ancient humans shared knowledge, research says.

    Ancient city emerges as Mosul’s dam is drained

    Drought in Iraq Reveals 3,400-Year-Old City

    Turkish hilltop where civilization began

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    • 39 min
    Ancient Inequality, A Slave Ship and Giant Statues

    Ancient Inequality, A Slave Ship and Giant Statues

    There's a lot in the archaeology news as field seasons around the world kick off into high gear! This week we've got stories about the quantifying inequality among past societies, the conservations efforts around the last ship to bring slaves to the United States, and giant statues in Sardinia. That's giant statues, not statues of giants!
    Interested in learning about how to use X-Rays and similar technology in archaeology? Check out the linked PaleoImaging course from James Elliot!
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    Why some ancient societies were more unequal than others (BBC)

    Greater post-Neolithic wealth disparities in Eurasia than in North America and Mesoamerica (Nature)

    Unlocking the Secrets of the ‘Clotilda,’ the Last Known Slave Ship

    100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

    Archaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Giant Statues in Sardinian Necropolis

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    Two archaeologists visit Chichen Itza

    Two archaeologists visit Chichen Itza

    ENCORE: We recently had the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza in Yucatán, Mexico. It was an incredible experience, but, being archaeologists, we of course came away with more questions than were answered! In this episode we give a brief overview Mayan civilization, including Chichen Itza, and then talk about our experience on an incredibly touristy tour! The take away is, do a little research ahead of time (like listening to this podcast!) to help prepare yourself before visiting the site!
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    Chichen Itza (Park website)

    Chichen Itza

    The Sunlight Effect of Kukulcan or the History of a line

    Pre-Hispanic city of Chichen Itza (UNESCO)

    Chichen Itza (Britannica)

    Roadster Adventures

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    The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert

    The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert

    There have been many foundational people in archaeology and the life and achievements of one are now fully coming to light with a new book from Oxford University Press. "The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert" (Oxford University Press 2022), written by Dr. John W. I. Lee is a fascinating tale of an archaeologist that paved the way for so many that came after him. Join us as we learn about John Wesley Gilbert, the first Black Archaeologist.
    Interested in learning about how to use X-Rays and similar technology in archaeology? Check out the linked PaleoImaging course from James Elliot!
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    Links

    Dr. Lee's UCSB History Page

    The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert (Oxford University Press 2022)

    Natalia Vogeikoff’s (Archivist of the American School) post on Mao-te Lo (Luo Niansheng)

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    • 51 min
    Pop Culture Archaeology - The Lost City

    Pop Culture Archaeology - The Lost City

    As with most times archaeology is represented in fiction there are some major inconsistencies in this movie. However, it's a fun comedy and at least you won't be bored watching it. We discuss what they got right and what they got wrong about archaeology, anthropology, and lost cities. There's even a bonus segment with a real lost city!
    Interested in learning about how to use X-Rays and similar technology in archaeology? Check out the linked PaleoImaging course from James Elliot!
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    The Lost City (movie)
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Guests need to step up to the microphone. The grad student’s voice fades out mid sentence and the hosts volume is much higher.

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First Black Archaeologist

This is a fabulous podcast. One of the best you’ve had . KUDOS

no waikiki for me ,

Wikipedia of archaeology

This podcast should come with a disclaimer. I am always looking for a great archaeology podcast that can be both informative and entertaining. However, this one did not meet the minimum expectation of presenting the data in an unbiased manner. There were quite a few times within each episode that it was apparent these individuals were not trained in the 4-field approach and their take on the archaeology is simply a biased opinion rather than a researched discussion.
One example: they discuss the Eurocentric cultural ladder but do not inform their listeners that this is an outdated system based on Western ideals and designed by early anthropologists to categorize European cultures as “superior” to all other cultures. Do better.
Example 2: in their lost city review, they describe the archaeologists study having books from different regions, cultures, writing systems and state that archaeologists do not have this range in research and limit their scope of research to one region, time period, etc. I would agree that bad archaeologists/ linguists/ scientists, (essentially anyone that does research) do in fact limit themselves in their research, and that is what limits their understanding. But to state that all archaeologists do this is a bold statement to make that simply isn’t true. We understand different cultures through comparative analysis. And if you were to try and decipher an unknown language then you would have books from other cultures for comparative purposes to try to understand possible patterns in the language you are trying to decipher. Do better.
Example 3: also not a fan of anyone that finds humor in cracking jokes on indigenous peoples, especially in a field that notoriously ostracizes these communities for their own gain. Do better.
This is all to say that if you want a true understanding of archaeological undertakings, discoveries, or events then you should look elsewhere. If you want an unresearched, Eurocentric narrow-minded interpretation of these topics then consider this the Wikipedia of archaeology: a jumping-off point for topics that you can use to then find credible sources that offer informed research.

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