Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated February 2019; 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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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?
 
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 ...
 
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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Raymond Dart was getting dressed for a wedding when he was given two boxes of rocks and fossils. Inside the boxes, he found the first evidence of humanity’s African origins. This episode tells the story of the 1924 discovery of the Taung Child through a never-before-released lecture by Dr. Raymond Dart. Show Notes The Leakey Foundation is celeb ...…
 
There is a Bill going before Congress today, February 13th, 2019 regarding setting up an African-American Burial Grounds Network within the National Park Service. Below in the links are the summary document and the actual bill. If you’re listening to this in the future then hopefully this was successful. If it wasn’t, well, let’s try again! Lin ...…
 
For the last six year's we've been podcasting about the field of CRM Archaeology. We've had our ups and downs, just like the industry, but through it all we've continued to bring you awesome topics, great interviews, and educated commentary. Thanks for the past six years and here's to another six! Special thanks to Bill’s kids, Ruckus the Cat, ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1648By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence follow history’s story-laden lines and linkages to uncover connections and compelling stories. This week, with food banks and the effects of austerity never far from the headlines, Tom and Iszi examine breadlines and hunger, from the Scottish clearances to the Rowntrees in York.Archaeobotanist Professor Adrian Full ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: De-facto genocide during America’s colonization brought on Little Ice Age (details) 14th-century medieval sword found in pavement in Denmark (details) New map of Beringia offers clues to human migration (details) 40 mummies discovered in Egyptian village (details)…
 
Maria's main web sites are www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk and EsotericCollege.comYou can contact me by email on mariawheatley@aol.com or you can call me on my landline at International 441672511427 or if you are in the UK 01672 511427.Here is a brief introduction to what I do.Maria is a second-generation dowser who is a leading authority on the ...…
 
Brexit, it's a word we hear all too often, no doubt we are fatigued by it. But in the cusp of its realization perhaps we should look how we got here. What helped create the narrative and what information was drawn upon in order to make it seem that leaving the EU was the decision to vote for, at least for three majority of people. I speak to Ke ...…
 
Today’s episode is actually a recording of the first interview I did as a radio host at KNVC 95.1 in Carson City Nevada. They cut off the first few minutes so we pick it up with one of my next questions. I talk to Dr. Garfinkel about Rock Art, his career and how he got into it, and what it all means in the greater cultural context. Links Carson ...…
 
Today’s episode is actually a recording of the first interview I did as a radio host at KNVC 95.1 in Carson City Nevada. They cut off the first few minutes so we pick it up with one of my next questions. I talk to Dr. Garfinkel about Rock Art, his career and how he got into it, and what it all means in the greater cultural context. Links Carson ...…
 
Nuraghe Santu Antine in Torralba Cristiano Cani picture via Wiki Commons. Note: there was an issue with the Audio file. This is a repost of episode 107. Today we are talking with Dr. Emily Holt from Miami University in Ohio. We learn about the Nuraghe civilization, the fantastic towers they built, and how all this is connected to Atlantis. Dr. ...…
 
Today on the show Paul and I discuss chat bots and whether they can good, bad, or indifferent for heritage communication. We also discuss a Munsell reader and Paul’s new drone! Links Episode 77 - Digital Extensions of Physical Collections Around Me bot Messenger Developers Heritage Granny Episode 90 - So You Want to be a Drone Pilot Trace Snow ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1647By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence follow history’s lines and linkages to uncover connections and compelling stories.This week - Supply LinesWith supply lines after Brexit so much in the news lately, Tom and Iszi look at historical aspects of getting goods across continents and through barriers, natural and man-made. From Hannibal and his elephants ...…
 
Felis catus is the domesticated form of the African wildcat Felis s. lybica. The latter is believed to have been domesticated in the Near East at the time of the Neolithic agricultural revolution, where keeping pests away from grain storage would have been paramount. It likely that, much like other domesticates, several domestication attempts w ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Identity of mysterious Roman woman in Slovenian cemetery eludes archaeologists. (details) Lost South African metropolis discovered by advanced laser technology. (details) Eroded Alaskan graveyard provides fresh data on ancient Arctic populations. (details) Uzbek-Russian archaeologists have unearthed a ...…
 
The legend of lost Atlantis turns to fact as Shirley Andrews synthesizes a wealth of information from more than one hundred classical and Atlantean scholars, scientists, and psychics to describe the country and its inhabitants. Review the scientific and geological evidence for an Atlantic continent, which refutes the popular notion that Atlanti ...…
 
The fourth quarter, 2018, grievance statistics are out and they're a bit shocking. We talk about how to file a grievance and why you should file a grievance. We also talk about moving across the country for work. Is it worth it? What's more important - length of the job or the money? There are many factors that you have to look at and we try to ...…
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence explore the stories revealed by history's lines and linkages to uncover connections and compelling stories. This week - power lines. Tom makes a beeline for the Science Museum to find the first ever transatlantic telegraph cable, and discovers a recording of a Paul Robeson concert marking a historic moment in telec ...…
 
Iszi talks to Project Curator Carine Harmand to find out who Ashurbanipal was and why we know so little about him. 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’ lectures at t ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Grave of Iron Age warrior discovered in northern Iran (details) Research begins at mysterious Algerian pyramid tomb (details) Drought reveals a submerged several thousand-year-old settlement (details) 3,000-year-old quinoa seeds found in Ontario, Canada (details)…
 
Stijn van den HovenIndependent researcher with a passion for true history of humankind.www.stijnvandenhoven.com
 
I met up with Dr. Monty Dobson, creator of the TV series, America From The Ground Up, now in its second season. We spoke at the Society for Historical Archaeology Meetings in St. Charles Missouri in January of 2019 about his production studio and what it takes to make good TV for archaeology. Links Society for Historical Archaeology Stratigraph ...…
 
I met up with Dr. Monty Dobson, creator of the TV series, America From The Ground Up, now in its second season. We spoke at the Society for Historical Archaeology Meetings in St. Charles Missouri in January of 2019 about his production studio and what it takes to make good TV for archaeology. Links Society for Historical Archaeology Stratigraph ...…
 
Through the power of the internet we interview Alexei Vranich from his field site in Cambodia about work he did in Bolivia! This podcast is based on a paper (linked below) about reconstructing an ancient structure at Tiwanaku in Bolivia. This structure was incomplete and they had no idea what it was supposed to look like. But, through some high ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1645By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence follow history’s lines and linkages to uncover connections and compelling stories. This week, with the imminent arrival of a new Royal baby, Tom and Iszi examine bloodlines - from some of the Queen’s own surprising ancestors, to the vagaries of dog breeding.Adam Rutherford discusses how DNA testing has informed the ...…
 
Today we talk to Jens Notroff about a recent report about a newly discovered asteroid crater under the Greenland Glacier. How is this connected to the Younger Dryas? What is the Younger Dryas? And is this evidence of Gobekli Tepe being older than it seems? (You can probably guess the answer for that one.) Show Notes: Jens Notroff: @jens2go Pers ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Western Indian find of early Buddha depiction adds to understanding of Buddhism’s spread (details) U.S. government shutdown harms cultural resource research and researchers nationwide (details) Scratched-out names and faces of ancient Egpytian couple was an effort to erase their afterlife (details) Wo ...…
 
Frank Joseph has been the editor-in-chief of "Ancient American" magazine since its debut in 1993. He is the author of twenty books about prehistory re-published in as many foreign languages, including "The Atlantis Encyclopedia", "Opening the Ark of the Covenant", and "Unearthing Ancient America". Joseph is a frequent guest speaker at various m ...…
 
With Donald Trump’s Mexican wall back in the news, Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence follow history’s lines and linkages to discover how Britain’s borders have been used to separate communities.Tom travels to Offa’s Dyke to find out how the 176-mile-long, 8th century earthwork divided the Anglian kingdom of Mercia from Powys.In Belfast, the so-call ...…
 
The Society for Historical Archaeology conference was held in St. Charles, Missouri this year (2019) and despite the 15 inches of snow, the government shutdown, and a fire in the terminal at St. Louis International, the conference went pretty well! Bill White and Chris Webster sit down with two women that started a Facebook group to be a safe p ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1644By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
On today’s podcast Jessica hosts a panel on technology in the Heritage/Cultural Resource Management fields. Panelists include Aaron Brien (Apsáalooke), a member of the Night Hawk Dance Society and faculty in Salish Kootenai College’s Tribal Historic Preservation and Native American Studies programs, Emily Van Alst (Sihasapa Lakota descent), a P ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Medieval woman’s blue teeth could begin new avenue of archaeology (details) Research points to seagrass as natural underwater preservation (details) Ancient Mongolian bones show they were more likely to fall off horses than get sick (details) Polish archaeologists discover Maya tomb is actually ancien ...…
 
Christopher Dunn has an extensive background as a craftsman, starting his career as an indentured apprentice in his hometown of Manchester, England. Recruited by an aerospace manufacturing company, he immigrated to the United States in 1969. Over the past 49 years, Chris has worked at every level of high-tech manufacturing from machinist, toolm ...…
 
Today play another episode of the live-on-Facebook show “You Call This Archaeology” with Chris Webster and Richie Cruz. We talk about contract archaeology, wireless chargers, Megan Fox, and the digital archaeology transition, among other things. Get notified when we go live on Facebook by liking the page! Links ArchPodNet on Facebook Happy Arch ...…
 
Today play another episode of the live-on-Facebook show “You Call This Archaeology” with Chris Webster and Richie Cruz. We talk about contract archaeology, wireless chargers, Megan Fox, and the digital archaeology transition, among other things. Get notified when we go live on Facebook by liking the page! Links ArchPodNet on Facebook Happy Arch ...…
 
In this never-before-released archival lecture from 1974, anthropologist Margaret Mead discusses the lives of women from prehistoric through modern times. Show Notes The Leakey Foundation is 50 years old this year, and we’re celebrating this milestone by sharing rare, previously unreleased lectures from the Foundation’s archive. These talks are ...…
 
We talk about drones a lot on this show. And for the record, they're officially called UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems). What we don't often talk about is the nuts and bolts of actually using a UAV in the field. Today we have a guest, Kyle Olson, who was on a team that used a DJI Mavic Pro to conduct aerial surv ...…
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence follow history’s lines and linkages to uncover connections and compelling stories.Programme 2: HS2 – Linking Past with Tomorrow.As the new HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham begins its first construction phase, Tom Holland joins the railway archaeologists who’ve been excavating one of London’s ancient grav ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1643By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Not a real viking… Welcome to Season 5 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast! To start the year off we’re talking with Chelsi Slotten about Viking Women Warriors. What does archaeology say about women in Viking times? What are the controversies around the Birka Warrior? And why aren’t female warriors better accepted in academia? Show notes: C ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 13th-century catapult ball found in Edinburgh (details) First known temple of the “Flayed Lord” discovered (details) This 2,300-year-old Egyptian fortress guarded a port that sent elephants to war (details) Oldest human burial in lower Central America discovered (details)…
 
An astonishing book that will lead to rewrite the history of mankind. An unexplored world, a journey beyond the boundaries of human history. From over five thousand years India and Pakistan seem to guard jealously a forgotten past, a secret locked inside of the oldest traditions that human history knows. The journey starts from an highly evolve ...…
 
Whether we're talking about a single archaeology project or the industry as a whole, we're always worried about working ourselves out of work. What does that mean? Well, we talk about it on today's episode. To help counter this, though, check out our sponsors, Wildnote and Team Black. Links http://robertgreiner.com/2012/09/work-yourself-out-of- ...…
 
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence consider fascinating and multi-faceted aspects of history.The new series of this long-running programme focuses on lines - historical and historic lines and routes that may be physical or conceptual and that criss-cross our geographical and cultural landscape. It looks at why and how they came about and discusses w ...…
 
Cattle domestication Modern domestic cattle descends from the aurochs (Bos primigenius). The dynamics of aurochs domestication is, as always when domestication is concerned, not well understood as of yet. They were supposedly domesticated in SW Asia some 8,000 years BP. How do we identify cattle bones? Cattle bones are usually identified by the ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Argentinian cave produces second child burial from 5,700 years ago (details) Original palisade segment found in Quebec City, raising new hopes of finding Champlain’s tomb (details) Forgotten ring marks location of ritual bath 2,000 years ago on Jerusalem pilgrim route (details) Subterranean ice facili ...…
 
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