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Best Archaeology podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best Archaeology podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Earth Ancients chronicles the growing (and often suppressed) evidence of known and unknown civilizations, their ruined cities, and artifacts developed from advanced science and technology. Erased from the pages of time, these cultures discovered and charted the heavens, developed medicine and unleashed advancements that parallel and, in many cases, surpass our own. Join us and discover our lost history. Armed with the thousands of anomalous archeological discoveries which have not been cover ...
 
What makes us human? How are we different from chimpanzees? Who are our earliest ancestors and how do we know? Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. This award-winning show combines science and narrative to explore our human story and explain why we are the way we are. Listen and explore human evolution one story at a time.
 
Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. On storyarchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists; Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
 
This show targets an audience interested in archaeology. It explores myths surrounding this exotic, often misunderstood field and acquaints listeners with the contemporary practice of unearthing the human past. Themes range from Dr. Schuldenrein’s own “Indiana Jones”-like adventures in the land of the Bible to his team’s archaeological forensics effort to unearth Kurdish mass graves in Iraq. That undertaking helped convict Saddam Hussein in 2006. Topical issues contribute to the evolution vs ...
 
Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already! Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions ab ...
 
Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
The Arch and Anth Podcast aims to provides entertaining and educational content about archaeology and anthropology. Hosting the show is Dr Michael B. C. Rivera, an expert in the study of human biology, human behavior and human societies worldwide, from the earliest beginnings to modern times. Episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, featuring a special guest talking about their work. More info at: http://archandanth.com/
 
The Heritage Science Podcast is brought to you by students of SEAHA, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, in collaboration with UCL digital media services. From ancient mummies to crumbling towers, join us every month as we talk to heritage practitioners, academics and students, to better understand the subject that brings together science and the arts.
 
Travel: In Situ is a podcast hosted by archaeologist Darius Arya. Each episode finds Arya on location discovering and uncovering elements of the past - from the back streets of Rome to the bazaar of Cairo, from the Agora of Athens to the Medina of Tunis, and from the Vatican Museums to the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace of Split. Episodes drop each Monday!
 
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On this episode, we have Bill Auchter (Archaeothoughts; ArchaeoRPG) to talk about his career journey from bank teller to cultural resources manager, then from telecommunications archaeologist to archaeogamer. What is the history of Maryland, where Bill is based? How was he inspired by the Smithsonian museums closeby in Washington, D.C.? Why did Bil…
 
Anna and Amber fill your brain mug with piping hot knowledge about the archaeology, genetics, and culture behind some of our favorite morning drinks. Links A history of coffee: Coffee botany: Origins of coffee: First writings on coffee: World's oldest tea: Tea and the Silk Road Tea origin story: Tea genetics: History of yerba mate: Yaupon use by In…
 
Anna and Amber fill your brain mug with piping hot knowledge about the archaeology, genetics, and culture behind some of our favorite morning drinks. Links A history of coffee: Coffee botany: Origins of coffee: First writings on coffee: World's oldest tea: Tea and the Silk Road Tea origin story: Tea genetics: History of yerba mate: Yaupon use by In…
 
Indiana Jones, the fictional adventurer and treasure seeker introduced in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' lit the world on fire with ideas of ancient mystical legends. But little is known about our true ancient past. Klaus Dona, an adept researcher on a quest for artifacts, held the world's first 'Unsolved Mysteries' exhibit to Vienna in 2001. The over 4…
 
Welcome to a recording of You Call This Archaeology LIVE on Facebook. On this episode, recorded on May 24, 2020, Richie and Chris talked to Jenny Hildebrand about her new career as a gem appraiser and her desire to combine that with her love for archaeology. Links Loren Nicole Reno Rock Hounds APN AEX2020 Mini Con BVW Jewelers Archaeogemology Archa…
 
Welcome to a recording of You Call This Archaeology LIVE on Facebook. On this episode, recorded on May 24, 2020, Richie and Chris talked to Jenny Hildebrand about her new career as a gem appraiser and her desire to combine that with her love for archaeology. Links Loren Nicole Reno Rock Hounds APN AEX2020 Mini Con BVW Jewelers Archaeogemology Archa…
 
In this episode, Dr. Anna Ploszajski ('rial Talk; Handmade) is on the show to talk about her recent work so far in materials science, academia, science podcasting, science comedy and popular science book writing. What do materials scientists research, and what can we understand about different materials' properties by looking at their atomic struct…
 
Paul and Chris talk to Wesley Weatherbee about his research in the Bay of Fundy. Using drones, photogrammetry and other analysis he is, among other things, looking at early human behavior and occupation. Wesley is a current graduate student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary's University. His research on past cul…
 
Today, Jianne Soriano (Youth4IG, Cinema Escapist, Hong Konger Project) is on the show to talk all about her work so far on youth and internet governance, as well as promoting ethnic minority rights and stories in Hong Kong. A journalism graduate of Hong Kong's Baptist University, Jianne now writes, collaborates and creates online content for the ca…
 
Iszi talks to classicist David Stuttard about the legacy of The Battle of Thermopylae and its influence on Western civilisation. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lec…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities (details) Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests (details) Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool (details) Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early d…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities (details) Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests (details) Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool (details) Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early d…
 
Description: Anna and Amber make a long-overdue trip to Australia this week. How did humans get there? How long ago did they arrive? What have they been doing since then? We cover these and other big brain-exploding topics for your education and entertainment! Links Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests (The New York Ti…
 
Description: Anna and Amber make a long-overdue trip to Australia this week. How did humans get there? How long ago did they arrive? What have they been doing since then? We cover these and other big brain-exploding topics for your education and entertainment! Links Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests (The New York Ti…
 
Our first two episodes released on May 13th, 2019. Since that time we've released 21 episodes and have become one of the most popular podcasts on the APN. In this episode, we talk about our utter amazement to not having been forced off-air, how the podcast came to be, and how each of the hosts was inspired to become archaeologists. We would like to…
 
On this episode, Gaby Lapera (Credit Karma) is on the show to talk about her exciting new podcast called the AnthroBiology Podcast, and how she was inspired to merge her earlier education in anthropology with her experiences working in online content creation and editing to start this science communication production. Gaby graduated with an MA in A…
 
Praveen Mohan is known for his groundbreaking research on ancient history, archeology, and extraterrestrial theory. Traveling widely around the world, his initial work on ancient mysteries began in Peru, posting his findings online about Nazca lines and Machu Picchu. In the first half of 2014, he began posting videos about ancient megalithic struct…
 
It’s been two years since we published the last episode, and it’s been ten years since Michelle Paver published the last of her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series of Mesolithic set books that had started with Wolf Brother. But we’re both back! We kicked off this podcast with Wolf Brother back in 2015 and now I get to talk to the author as she pu…
 
Today, Dr. Akin Ogundiran (UNC Charlotte) talks to us about the archaeology of social complexity and cultural history in the Yoruba world, the heritage sector in Nigeria, and his collaborative projects on the archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora. What transdisciplinary approaches and theories does Akin incorporate in his thirty y…
 
In this episode, we banter on some of your archaeology questions that were sent in on Instagram! This week we went over three questions revolving on archaeological misconceptions, indoor or field archaeology, and personal discoveries. Tune in to find out our thoughts! Questions we Discuss What is the biggest misconception about Archaeology? Do you …
 
On today's episode, Dr. Stephen Maclean (University of Edinburgh) is on the podcast to talk about his experiences of transitioning from an anatomy student to an anatomy researcher to now an anatomy lecturer, co-ordinating classes on general anatomy, human osteology and the musculoskeletal system. How is anatomy typically taught through lectures and…
 
Today, the CRM Archaeology Podcast has the distinct honor of having as our guest cohost, Dr. Thomas King. Dr. King has been a giant in the field of heritage and cultural resource management for over 50 years and has not only been responsible for the education of countless students of CRM through his prolific authorship, but has had a hand in many o…
 
On today’s episode Jessica hosts Dr. Diane Menzies (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, & Aitanga a Mahaki), Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and consultant on cultural landscape and Indigenous issues for Landcult Ltd. We discuss Landscape Architecture, western professional mono-culture, and how decolonization can lead to better cities. Dr. Me…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Corn kernels mark rise of Cahokia metropolis (details) Evolution and spread of rice in Asia triggered by global cooling (details) How ancient African societies coped with epidemics (details) Archaeologists date when a successful desert farming society collapsed (details)…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Corn kernels mark rise of Cahokia metropolis (details) Evolution and spread of rice in Asia triggered by global cooling (details) How ancient African societies coped with epidemics (details) Archaeologists date when a successful desert farming society collapsed (details)…
 
Dr. Anna Goldfield (SAPIENS, The Dirt Podcast, Cosumnes River College, UC Davis) is an anthropology lecturer, zooarchaeologist, podcaster, popular science writer, enthusiast of all things human and science communicator. On this episode, we talk about her foray so far into the world of archaeology, anthropology and online communications. Anna receiv…
 
We've talked tiny plants, but this week we're going EVEN SMALLER. Anna and Amber chat with Dr. Kristen Wroth, who studies plant micro-remains like phytoliths to learn about ancient human behavior. We talk about favorite plants, field stories, and more! Links Phytoliths: What They Are and What They Tell Us (Environmentalscience.org) Phytoliths: A Co…
 
We've talked tiny plants, but this week we're going EVEN SMALLER. Anna and Amber chat with Dr. Kristen Wroth, who studies plant micro-remains like phytoliths to learn about ancient human behavior. We talk about favorite plants, field stories, and more! Links Phytoliths: What They Are and What They Tell Us (Environmentalscience.org) Phytoliths: A Co…
 
Chris and Richie get together on Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch to create another masterpiece of nothing! That TV show from the 90’s really did have a plot but this truly is a show about nothing. Join us and laugh. Links Roadster Adventures Happy Archaeology Fun Time Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Affiliates Wildnote …
 
Chris and Richie get together on Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch to create another masterpiece of nothing! That TV show from the 90’s really did have a plot but this truly is a show about nothing. Join us and laugh. Links Roadster Adventures Happy Archaeology Fun Time Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Affiliates Wildnote …
 
Investigates and questions the scientific consensus on the origins of civilization Do we, the human species, really know who we are or where we came from or how we originated or our place in the cosmos? Or is much of what we have been taught wrong or misguided or possibly even blatant lies intended to keep people in power and everyone else in line?…
 
In this episode, Pooja Swali (The Francis Crick Institute) takes us through her research using metagenomics techniques and approaches to study ancient pathogens, with an eye towards helping to measure and control infectious disease spread. At what point did Pooja first fall in love with archaeology, genetics and anthropology, and what was her path …
 
Today we have a free-ranging discussion prompted by the article "Using Multistaged Magnetic Survey and Excavation to Assess Community Settlement Organization: A Case Study from the Central Peninsular Gulf Coast of Florida" by Christina Perry Sampson and Timothy J. Horsley, from the February 2020 issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice. Links S…
 
For this episode, Alexandra Kralick (University of Pennsylvania) talks to us about her research looking at great ape skeletal growth and development, ideas about sex differences in humans and other primates, and the biological anthropology science communication work she does online. What are the main differences between skeletons of the various gre…
 
We took paragraphs from two very out-of-date archaeology papers and took out lots of key words. Then, listeners sent in their own word lists, with which we filled in those paragraphs! The results were very silly, and we had a lot of fun! Stay tuned for upcoming live events, and come hang out with us on our stream! Links twitch.tv/thedirtpodcast Con…
 
We took paragraphs from two very out-of-date archaeology papers and took out lots of key words. Then, listeners sent in their own word lists, with which we filled in those paragraphs! The results were very silly, and we had a lot of fun! Stay tuned for upcoming live events, and come hang out with us on our stream! Links twitch.tv/thedirtpodcast Con…
 
Content warning : Discussion about Harassment and mentions of sexual assault Today's episode features Rosie Loftus, Assistant Supervisor for CFA Archaeology, based in the UK. She is also one of the founding members of Mentoring Women in Archaeology and Heritage.We discuss the creation of MWAH and the kind of efforts it supports, and explore example…
 
For this edition of the podcast, Sgt. Nathan Tilton (University of California, Berkeley) is on the show to speak about his undergraduate course in anthropology, his work in disability research, and his ethnographic studies of military veteran experiences. Nate is a Lab Manager at the UC Berkeley Disability Lab, a makerspace where disability researc…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Cahokia city causeway shows link between the living, the dead, and the Milky Way (details) Early immigrants into the Indonesian islands switched from fish diet to giant rat (details) High-energy X-rays help study and conserve metal artifacts from Renaissance-era ship (details) Archaeological evidence puts…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Cahokia city causeway shows link between the living, the dead, and the Milky Way (details) Early immigrants into the Indonesian islands switched from fish diet to giant rat (details) High-energy X-rays help study and conserve metal artifacts from Renaissance-era ship (details) Archaeological evidence puts…
 
Like most of you, we've been staying at home for the past several weeks, so we thought--what better way to distract our listeners from THEIR households than a look at OTHER people's households! Anna and Amber talk about how archaeologists' concept of "house" and "home" and "living space" has shifted over the years, and take a look at some ancient e…
 
Like most of you, we've been staying at home for the past several weeks, so we thought--what better way to distract our listeners from THEIR households than a look at OTHER people's households! Anna and Amber talk about how archaeologists' concept of "house" and "home" and "living space" has shifted over the years, and take a look at some ancient e…
 
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