78 episodes

Join our hosts Chelsi Slotten, Emily Long, Kirsten Lopez, and a rotating panel of guests as they discuss archaeological topics ranging from career planning to subfields, women's issues to what to take on a dig. We cover all topics as they relate to archaeology and women, and invite you to join the conversation.

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Join our hosts Chelsi Slotten, Emily Long, Kirsten Lopez, and a rotating panel of guests as they discuss archaeological topics ranging from career planning to subfields, women's issues to what to take on a dig. We cover all topics as they relate to archaeology and women, and invite you to join the conversation.

    Water Infrastructure, Cemeteries, and Poorhouses of New York with April Beisaw

    Water Infrastructure, Cemeteries, and Poorhouses of New York with April Beisaw

    Join Chelsi, Emily, and Kirsten as we have a returning guest, Dr. April Biesaw, PhD of Vassar College discuss some long-term projects. Dr. Biesaw shares how the long-forgotten have meaning, and can teach us to think about the “Greater Good”, what that really means, and the impact of social programs off “poorhouses” on the poor, both living and dead. We discuss how these projects reflect current events, between the push for large infrastructure projects, and caring for the vulnerable.

    Show Notes

    * Dr. Beisaw’s book on the New York City water project

    * Further reading:

    * Beisaw, April M., William P. Tatum III, Ginny Buechele, Brian G. McAdoo (2021) Mapping a Poorhouse and Pauper Cemetery as Community Engaged Memory Work. International Journal of Historical Archaeology. DOI 10.1007/s10761-021-00617-4

    * Beisaw, April M. (2017) “Ruined by the Thirst for Urban Prosperity: Contemporary Archaeology of City Water Systems.” Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action, edited by Laura McAtackney and Krysta Ryzewski. Oxford Press. pp. 132-148.  

    * Beisaw, April M. (2016) “Water for the City, Ruins for the Country: Archaeology of New York City’s Watershed.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20(3):614-626.

    Portland, Oregon watershed

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, and its history (written by the agency). You can volunteer as a citizen scientist and assist with archival research on the families affected by the TVA project.

    If you wish to do your own poking around the NYC website, https://www.nyc.gov/site/dep/environment/about-the-watershed.page

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    Navigating Conferences (Released 2016)

    Navigating Conferences (Released 2016)

    Conference season is here.  Enjoy this episode that’s all about the art of conferencing, which was originally recorded way back in 2016.  It was our third episode for the Women in Archaeology Podcast!  And, being one of our earliest episodes, the audio quality is a little all over the place.  Chelsi Slotten, Kristen Bastis, and Kirsten Lopez discuss the ways to navigate conferences, from all the networking to presenting.  Not too much has changed at conferences since 2016, except for more masks and hand sanitizer. 

    'Sins of Shovel' Review With Author Rachel Morgan

    'Sins of Shovel' Review With Author Rachel Morgan

    On this episode, Emily Long, Chelsi Slotten, and Kirsten Lopez are joined by Rachel Morgan, author of the fantastic book ‘Sins of the Shovel: Looting, Murder, and the Evolution of American Archaeology.’ We asked Rachel all about her motivations for writing about the history of how American archaeology came to be, along with highlighting a host of unique looters, archaeologists, and reporters along the way. This book is great for non-archaeologists and archaeologists alike!

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    Rachel Morgan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventures_in_archaeology/

    Purchase Sins of the Shovel: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/S/bo207945591.html

    Listen to Sins of the Shovel on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sins-of-the-Shovel-Audiobook/B0CSM2TNFS

    Give a Hoot don’t loot episode: https://womeninarchaeology.com/2023/08/30/give-a-hoot-dont-loot-types-of-looting-and-recent-examples/

    Top Finds, In the News, Favorites, and What's New in 2024

    Top Finds, In the News, Favorites, and What's New in 2024

    On this episode, Emily and Kirsten discuss some of their new favorite podcasts and books, finds and archaeology news in 2023, and the recent changes to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).


    Top 10 Discoveries of 2023: https://www.archaeology.org/issues/536-2401/features/11935-top-10-discoveries-of-2023?fbclid=IwAR2unu6JF83QNTN0ZvSVqHLNwGtujFfrxpI_RwArwrPhbyJd2jXC2dnEJJA

    Tribes in Maine spent decades getting ancestral remains. Harvard resisted them at nearly every turn: https://www.mainepublic.org/nation/2023-12-04/tribes-in-maine-spent-decades-getting-ancestral-remains-harvard-resisted-them-at-nearly-every-turn?fbclid=IwAR01G-FElm60yalpUoIjpOFQ2gsANVsE3jQqQHwtTMTaWr-gFwnxwFJ0B70

    More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks: https://www.npr.org/2023/12/03/1216200754/gaza-heritage-sites-destroyed-israel?fbclid=IwAR12kHR8V2wfmmp-_OEz9KBNSK6bUYL_M48k6aSnUrrx8cX02NDmYxUcYPo

    Amateur archaeologists uncover a mysterious ancient Roman artifact in England: https://www.npr.org/2024/01/24/1226575715/archaeologists-roman-empire-dodecahedron-england?fbclid=IwAR1lehxR6tAdpXT5wWlt-Hq9WrCZf_FXAHqfafUMhwabt4sUBZjIzlEfobg

    Museums to close exhibits featuring Native American artifacts, as new federal regulations take effect: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2024/01/26/us/museums-to-close-exhibits-featuring-native-american-artifacts-as-new-federal-regulations-take-effect/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0L-hURnlbpGUDPcrJrift59WcCvcxZ4Yqc38Zys9Lu2TqU5J1dqBjModk

    SAA Sends Letter to Netflix Concerning “Ancient Apocalypse” Series: https://saa.org/quick-nav/saa-media-room/saa-news/2022/12/01/saa-sends-letter-to-netflix-concerning-ancient-apocalypse-series

    The Archaeology Channel: https://www.archaeologychannel.org/


    War Crimes: Destruction of Archaeology as a War Crime

    Archaeology and the Alt Right

    *Music by Tristen Elliot

    What's In Your Pack (Released 2016)

    What's In Your Pack (Released 2016)

    Wondering what field gear to ask for the upcoming holidays? Wondering what to get the archaeologist in your life? Give a listen to this released episode where the hosts talk about what they typically pack for fieldwork, their essential field gear, How to “Go” in the field, what to do about Flo, and basic first-aid training.

    This episode originally posted on August 21, 2016. The host is Emily Long with Kirsten Lopez and Deidra Black.

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    The History and Archaeology of Thanksgiving (Released Nov. 2021)

    The History and Archaeology of Thanksgiving (Released Nov. 2021)

    On this episode, Chelsi, Kirsten, and Emily chat about the history and archaeology of the Thanksgiving holiday. What was the original harvest celebration all about? Were the Pilgrims an absolute bummer? What are our misconceptions about this holiday? What can archaeology tell us about the relationship between the Pilgrims and indigenous communities? The hosts also discuss the importance of recognizing the colonial and racist roots of Thanksgiving, and how for many modern indigenous communities, the holiday is a Day of Mourning. While enjoying time with one’s family and friends during the holiday, there are a variety of ways to educate each other about the real history of Thanksgiving and to respect and show empathy on the Day of Mourning.

    *This episode originally was released on November 21, 2021


    400 Years After the ‘First Thanksgiving,’ the Tribe That Fed the Pilgrims Continues to Fight for Its Land Amid Another Epidemic: https://time.com/5911943/thanksgiving-wampanoag/?fbclid=IwAR2LR0fiCKHBBBuLF1o1ph1X5OTRzPnB6gDLF1_jhBRQMsK0KssMcUocUmU

    The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/thanksgiving-myth-and-what-we-should-be-teaching-kids-180973655/?fbclid=IwAR0qvxZCRShtLwFhqc1uUkg_islAxajXxg1f1rX-1WJ3GPZfBF0gO9rpcfs

    Everyone’s history matters: The Wampanoag Indian Thanksgiving story deserves to be known: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2017/11/23/everyones-history-matters-and-wampanoag-indian-thanksgiving-story-deserves-be-known/?fbclid=IwAR21rgNrxr9uxbFKocaUejagxKBgr0V-GlO5RNn7EM6aA-iLrfv_pv_yaLA

    Before the Pilgrims, Floridians celebrated the ‘real’ first Thanksgiving: https://news.ufl.edu/articles/2015/11/before-the-pilgrims-floridians-celebrated-the-real-first-thanksgiving.html?fbclid=IwAR0_KrQuo6hr7SrBuK5Aj7WpghAmK8Wg4qT_R2I9x-btBZR_dJu8Y-_KABA

    Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation: Kathleen Curtin: https://archive.archaeology.org/online/interviews/curtin.html?fbclid=IwAR0faQSfAozzU0geQP6_-C7gbLkzXa5SkTsZQlnU8K3kcaJ17KQ9Kkbef00

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