Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated August 2018; image)
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Earth Ancients
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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 covere ...
 
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Origin Stories
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Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation's podcast about how we became human.
 
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Making History
Monthly
 
Popular history series where the past connects with the present.
 
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 ...
 
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Story Archaeology
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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.
 
Where Archaeology and Reality Meet!
 
Stone Pages presents a weekly podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
 
Find shows from Cultural Resource Management Archaeology to technology to anarchy to whatever. We cover it all in this feed.
 
Ever want to know more about the world of archaeology AND have a good time learning it? This podcast explores what it's like to be a young professional in the field. There's also news and discussions on cool stuff going on at the other end of trowels all over the place. In the end, it's all about learning through life and laughter. And it's all brought to you by me, Jenny, a regular gal who really DIGS history... get it?
 
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The Archaeology Show
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The Archaeology Show is produced by the Archaeology Podcast Network. It's hosted by a contract archaeologist and an academic. We will interview people from around the world in a variety of topics. Enjoy the ride.
 
The archaeology news of the week in audio, brought to you by The Archaeology Channel, compiled and written by Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica.org and read by Laura Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
 
The Book and Spade program has the latest information on discoveries and developments in Biblical Archaeology.
 
Archaeology lectures from the Red Deer pub in Sheffield, England and presented by Archaeology in the City of the University of Sheffield
 
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.
 
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The Book and the Spade program #1626By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Links “Ute Prayer Trees” Article Episode 10- Hopivewat- Hopi Museum and Learning Center Development- Susan Sekaquaptewa and Marissa Nuvayestewa https://www.facebook.com/SenecaMuseum/ Ganondagan State Historic Site Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Website https://www.customink.com/fundraising/livingheritage livingheritage.net/take-action/(Raffle ...…
 
Today we talk with Andrew Reinhard about his new book Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. We talk about the Atari ET dig, learn how Metaspace and Meat Space are similar, and talk a lot about No Man’s Sky and Andrew’s archaeological survey inside the game space. Show Notes and links of interest: Andrew Reinhard: ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Isotope analysis reveals how early farmers at Catalhuyuk coped with a devastating drought (details) Early scientific texts from ancient Egypt hold surprising links to modern medicine (details) Octagonal tomb from Mongol era in China holds colorful murals of folktales urging care for the elderly (detai ...…
 
R. Ken Johnston, Sr, was one of 4 Civilian Astronaut Consultant Pilots from the Apollo Moon Program, is a retired aerospace engineer, former active duty US Marine, and “NASA Whistle Blower.” He refused to strictly follow orders and destroy a nearly-complete collection of 8 x 10 glossy photo-prints from the Apollo program. These photos are not a ...…
 
Sonia and Chris start the episode by discussing something we saw on Facebook - which is something no one should do! Anyway, should archaeologists get per diem on the weekends on long term projects? We have our opinions. We spend the rest of the episode talking about the rough fire season in the western U.S. and how to deal with smoke and fire's ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Wooden pipes from 18th Century water system dug up in Edinburgh (details) Native American copper artifact from Great Lakes found in Georgia (details) Huge Bronze Age citadel found in Romania (details) Bathhouse mosaic from 4th Century BC found in Arta, an ancient city in Greece (details)…
 
Randall Carlson: New Evidence of Catastrophic Global Floods Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar. He has 4 decades of study, research and exploration Into the interface between ancient mysteries and modern science, has been an active Freem ...…
 
Similar in technology and acoustic style to the xylophone, lithopones are rocks that have been used to make music and sounds for thousands of years and all over the planet. Long and usually skinny, lithophones are rocks that are either natural or have been shaped to produce certain sounds or notes. On today's episode we talk to Marilyn Martoran ...…
 
Similar in technology and acoustic style to the xylophone, lithopones are rocks that have been used to make music and sounds for thousands of years and all over the planet. Long and usually skinny, lithophones are rocks that are either natural or have been shaped to produce certain sounds or notes. On today's episode we talk to Marilyn Martoran ...…
 
Bill White is a CRM Archaeologist and professor at UC Berkeley. He's ran projects in a variety of conditions and locations and today he joins us to talk about the challenges of using tech on projects in challenging areas. Links Estate Little Princess Codifi iMazing App of the Day Chris: Netflix Bill: iBooks and Kindle Contact Chris Webster Twit ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1624By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
LHRC collaborates with indigenous and local communities to preserve, interpret, and celebrate places that tell us who we are and where we come from. We focus on community-driven heritage research, outreach, and empowerment. We connect communities and policy makers to preserve culturally important landscapes and collective histories for future g ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient Chilean mummies wrapped in toxic finery (details) Ancient Greek woman given lavish burial in hidden grave (details) British soldiers find one of their own on Salisbury Plain (details) Large elaborate cave painting newly discovered in Yucatan (details)…
 
Today we’re talking with Steph Halmhofer about her recent survey on Canadian Fears, modeled after the Chapman Survey of American Fears. She’s looking at Canadian pseudoarchaeological beliefs, among other topics, and she’s come on the show to share some preliminary results from her survey. If you’re a Canadian resident and you want to take the s ...…
 
Two hundred years ago, geologists determined that there was never a worldwide flood. But the early geologists’ conclusion—which continues to be believed today—is indisputably erroneous, according to Michael Jaye, Ph.D. Told in easily understood language, Jaye explains how geologists got it so wrong, and more importantly, he challenges their mod ...…
 
From academic positions to field positions to contracts archaeologists find themselves in a race to the bottom competing with each other in an already strapped industry. Why does this happen and how can we fix it? We toss out some of our ideas on this episode. Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @pr ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1623By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient Chilean mummies wrapped in toxic finery (details) Ancient Greek woman given lavish burial in hidden grave (details) British soldiers find one of their own on Salisbury Plain (details) Large elaborate cave painting newly discovered in Yucatan (details)…
 
The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history. Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, ...…
 
April is back from field school! This was the 10th year anniversary of the Amache Field School, run by Dr. Bonnie Clark of the University of Denver. April is a Co-Director of the field school and she has a report on what the did, what they found, and what's next. Amache is a fascinating place with a complicated history. If you have questions, p ...…
 
April is back from field school! This was the 10th year anniversary of the Amache Field School, run by Dr. Bonnie Clark of the University of Denver. April is a Co-Director of the field school and she has a report on what the did, what they found, and what's next. Amache is a fascinating place with a complicated history. If you have questions, p ...…
 
Data loss is one of the most terrifying things an archaeologist, or any scientist, fears. To have all that hard work, and sometimes un-replicable work, lost because of something that you could ultimately control is something we don't like to think about. But, we have to. Especially as archaeology goes more into the digital realm all field archa ...…
 
Tom Holland is joined by the history podcaster and stand-up comedian Iszi Lawrence.In Britain's recent past, a long hot summer has often coincided with racial unrest on our streets - 1981 is perhaps the most notable example. But while we remember events in Brixton, Toxteth and Tottenham, have we forgotten the tensions in Southall during the 196 ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Fungus provided essential nutrient for ancient Amerian farmers (details) Mummies for Dummies workshop found in Egypt (details) King Richard III: Victim or Villain? New DNA sample could provide proof (details) Ancient arrowheads found at site of Persian victory in 546 BC (details)…
 
Seeking to identify the plant origins of the early sacramental beverages Soma and Haoma (Cannabis), this study draws a connection between the psychoactive properties of these drinks and the widespread use of cannabis among Indo-Europeans during this time. Exploring the role of these libations as inspiration for the Indian Rig Veda and the Persi ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1622By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Is it possible? Can a universal site form really cover all sites? Stephen, Doug, and Chris discuss the possibilities, problems, and practicality of this idea. Tell us what you think! Links CRMArch Podcast Episode 125 BLM Nevada Standards and Guidelines Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarc ...…
 
Helen Castor is joined by Flora Samuel, Professor of Architecture in the Built Environment at the University of Reading.Tom Holland and Dr Matthew Green take a trip down the Thames to Thamesmead, an overspill "new town" that received its first inhabitants fifty years ago this month, but which is better known as the location used by Stanley Kubr ...…
 
On Today’s episode, Jessica hosts a panel focused on publishing. The panel includes Dr. Lisa Hardy (Editor of one of the Society for Applied Anthropology’s (SFAA) journals, Practicing Anthropology), Sarah Herr (Editor of one of the Society for American Archaeology’s (SAA) journals, Advances in Archaeological Practice), Dr. Kathleen Van Vlack (E ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Whale bones from Roman sites near Gibraltar show two species once thrived here (details) Early stone tools in northwest China show hominins arrived here by 2.1 million years ago (details) New work at Cuernavaca shows the famous Mexican temple style may have developed here (details) New excavations at ...…
 
Today we’re talking with Paulina Przystupa (@punuckish) about the panel she put together at the SAA’s this past Apil. Her topic was Creative Outreach focusing on using social media as a way of communicating what the public about archaeology. We talk about better ways to use various social media to make archaeology accessible to everyone, and ho ...…
 
John Van Auken is the Director of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and has been involved in this work for over 40 years. He has written many books and recorded numerous videos and audios, many of them are on YouTube. He’s been on TV and radio programs, including the FOX show, "Opening the Tomb Live" in Egypt. He has led over 80 tours to sacred sites ...…
 
Links Advances in Archaeological Practice App of the Day Chris: Piano Tiles 2 Paul: Oh, Ranger! Contact Chris Webster Twitter: @archeowebby Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Paul Zimmerman Twitter: @lugal Email: paul@lugal.com
 
The Book and the Spade program #1621By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Tom Holland presents the history programme which connects the past with today.Enthusiasts for Victorian church architecture are furious that the pews designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in Bath Abbey have been dismantled and removed and are to be sold. Supporters of the plan say that it will create a huge space which the Abbey can then use for ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Early Norse board game is latest clue in search for lost Scottish monastery (details) New efforts to verify whether famous Roanoke Stone is early American clue, or later hoax (details) New tomb find in Alexandria as research on Egypt’s ancient seacoast continues (details) Tomb complex on Peru’s coasta ...…
 
Dave Truman is a writer, researcher and traveller, who divides his time between South America and the Wirral Peninsula in England. In the past, he has worked as a lecturer and civil servant, but more recently organised the highly successful Beyond Knowledge Conferences in Liverpool, England in 2008 and 2009. He has written articles for Cort Lin ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1620By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Bring yourself online..... The HBO drama Westworld has entered its second season, dealing with a robot revolt and what it means to be Artificial Intelligence and by extension, human. All against a backdrop of America's favourite cultural setting, the Wild West. Tristan uses Westworld to introduce his multi episode series on virtual archaeology ...…
 
Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @processarch; Chris W @Archeowebby,@DIGTECHLLC, and @ArchPodNet; Blogs: Bill White: Succinct Research Doug Rocks-MacQueen: Doug’s Archaeology Stephen Wagner: Process - Opinions on Doing Archaeology Chris Webster: Random Acts of Science…
 
Helen Castor is joined by Professor Lucy Robinson from the University of Sussex.A new exhibition at the Barbican in London features the photography of Dorothea Lange who is best known for her coverage of the dust-bowl depression of mid-west America in the 1930s. Many of her now iconic images were actually staged - but does that alter their hist ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: East English site reveals Neolithic trackway and household remains (details) Tomb of Mesopotamian tweens show elaborate grave goods and eight human sacrifices (details) Maya used cacao beans as money, adding to the risk in times of drought (details) Skeleton of man killed at Pompeii lay beneath a larg ...…
 
Today we’re talking with Dr. David Anderson (@DSAArchaeology ) about the intersection of Archaeology and Pop culture, and how a history of pop culture, specifically comics and adventure genre has fed the prevalence of pseudoarchaeology ideas, especially Ancient Aliens and Ancient Astronauts . Show Notes: David Anderson’s Blog – Archaeological O ...…
 
How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why do the Carnac alignments follow geological fault lines? Was Avebury intentionally sited precisely one seventh of a circle down from the north pole? Why are so many stone circles egg-shaped or flattened? What is the meaning of the designs in ancient rock art? Do you really have to wait nineteen year ...…
 
Links https://www.9news.com/article/news/du-students-preserving-local-history-through-archaeology/73-566445539 https://www.archaeology.org/news/6746-180625-egypt-skeletons-cancer https://www.archaeology.org/news/6753-180627-maya-chocolate-money https://nypost.com/2018/06/21/what-archaeologists-digging-at-woodstock-hope-to-find/ https://news.nat ...…
 
Links https://www.9news.com/article/news/du-students-preserving-local-history-through-archaeology/73-566445539 https://www.archaeology.org/news/6746-180625-egypt-skeletons-cancer https://www.archaeology.org/news/6753-180627-maya-chocolate-money https://nypost.com/2018/06/21/what-archaeologists-digging-at-woodstock-hope-to-find/ https://news.nat ...…
 
Links CRM Arch Podcast App of the Day Chris: Vectornator Paul: Google Arts and Culture Contact Chris Webster Twitter: @archeowebby Email: chris@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com Paul Zimmerman Twitter: @lugal Email: paul@lugal.com
 
The Book and the Spade program #1048By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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