Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated October 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
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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.
 
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?
 
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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News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: New graffiti in Pompeii suggests Vesuvius erupted in October, not August (details) Later Roman people, swept by plagues, buried children in ways to keep them from rising again (details) Song dynasty tomb reveals wealthy and elegant life of a great lady (details) Survey after huge British Columbia wild ...…
 
Darrell Miklos hails from a family of treasure hunters who engaged in several successful underwater historical shipwreck recoveries in the 1960's & 1970's. Darrell became interested in treasure hunting at a very young age while recovering spent booster rockets for NASA's Apollo Program with his father. Beginning in the 1970's through the 1990's ...…
 
The people known to archaeologists as "Clovis" were widely thought to be the first people to migrate to North America. Where did they come from and how did they get here? Also, when did they get here? These questions remain unanswered in North American Prehistory but we're getting a lot closer. Dr. David Kilby joins us to talk theories and some ...…
 
The people known to archaeologists as "Clovis" were widely thought to be the first people to migrate to North America. Where did they come from and how did they get here? Also, when did they get here? These questions remain unanswered in North American Prehistory but we're getting a lot closer. Dr. David Kilby joins us to talk theories and some ...…
 
Profiles in CRM features short interviews with CRM professionals from all experience levels and educational levels. I ask a standard list of questions and see how each person answers them based on their experience. The Questions What is your name and who do you work for? (this question is omitted for those that wish to be anonymous) What's the ...…
 
Drones are fast becoming a standard archaeological tool. Their cool factor is undeniable, but maybe you're on the fence about their actual utility. Or, maybe you're sold on their usefulness and want to jump in but don't know where to start. In today's episode of the ArchaeoTech Podcast, we'll help get you up to speed. Links ArchAerial Drone Reg ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1631By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
On today’s podcast we are hugely honored to have three special guests who spoke with Jessica about the Greater Chaco Landscape during their advocacy trip to Washington D.C. The first segment features All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) Chairman Edward Paul Torres and former Governor of the Pueblo of Tesuque and co-chair of the APCG’s Natural ...…
 
Is I bet you can’t guess what’s in store for you, dear listeners, later on this month. Until then, slack you blood-lust on these two juicy episodes in our Pseudoarchaeology Double Feature. Music in this special episode Copyright Richard O’Brien. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjszYRPaug Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Po ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Tomb of early pharoah’s best friend names him “Keeper of the Secret of the Morning House” (details) Coastal work in Belize reveals the extent of Maya salt production industry (details) Bones from Herculaneum show people were literally vaporized by volcanic flow’s extreme heat (details) Faded tax rolls ...…
 
Darrell Miklos hails from a family of treasure hunters who engaged in several successful underwater historical shipwreck recoveries in the 1960's & 1970's. Darrell became interested in treasure hunting at a very young age while recovering spent booster rockets for NASA's Apollo Program with his father. Beginning in the 1970's through the 1990's ...…
 
Profiles in CRM features short interviews with CRM professionals from all experience levels and educational levels. I ask a standard list of questions and see how each person answers them based on their experience. The Questions What is your name and who do you work for? (this question is omitted for those that wish to be anonymous) What's the ...…
 
Sarah Herr joins us to discuss synthesis in CRM and the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis. Links http://archsynth.org/ https://core.tdar.org/document/440666/fostering-collaborative-synthetic-research-in-archaeology http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/114/42/10999.full.pdf EAA Presentation PDF EAA Slides PDF Sarah Herr on Twitter: @sherr_spade ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Pipeline construction uncovers large site in Albania with layers reaching back to Neolithic (details) New work at the wreck of the ill-fated Franklin expedition finds artifacts, but no ship’s log (details) Two new temple inscriptions from Aswan area give new information on little-known pharoahs (detai ...…
 
Science has manipulated DNA, mapped the human genome, and cloned both plants and animals. They estimate that humans share 99 percent of their DNA with chimps, but the 1 percent difference enables humans to create art, literature and religion. We often wonder, what makes humans innately human? Is it our biological differences, our lack of body h ...…
 
5000 years ago pastoralists in Kenya created a burial site with a specific plan. For at least the next 400 years, possibly as long as 800 years, over 500 people of all ages and classes were buried with amazing precision and care. With no system of writing it's unclear how they accomplished this. Dr. Elizabeth Sawchuk, one of the researchers on ...…
 
5000 years ago pastoralists in Kenya created a burial site with a specific plan. For at least the next 400 years, possibly as long as 800 years, over 500 people of all ages and classes were buried with amazing precision and care. With no system of writing it's unclear how they accomplished this. Dr. Elizabeth Sawchuk, one of the researchers on ...…
 
Apple had their usual September announcement recently and Paul and Chris break down what the new tech is and what it means for archaeology. Should you upgrade to the new phone? Do you need the new watch? Will the new operating system crash your hard drive? We'll talk about all that and our experiences with iOS 12, Watch OS 5, and MacOS Mohave, ...…
 
The skeletal remains of dogs are simultaneously very distinct in their characteristics, but also very similar to other animals. Compare a dog skull to grey seals or foxes to see what we mean! Dogs seem to have had a special relationship with humans - this can be observed in some burial and ritual rites involving dog remains. There is currently ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Medieval Scandinavia’s churches produce intriguing objects lost between wooden floorboards (details) LIDAR survey technique reveals huge new discoveries across Maya lands (details) Egyptian papyrus with odd image and fragmentary text turns out to be magic love spell (details) Bronze Age grave in Switz ...…
 
Today we talk with Douglas Hunter about his new book Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History. We talk about what the interesting history of the Beardmore relics, how they affected Canadian history, and what lessons we can learn from the hubris of our past. Show notes: Douglass Hunter Website Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote Histo ...…
 
Richard Cassaro is a Madrid-based author, lecturer, documentary filmmaker, and tour guide from New York City. His published books Written in Stone (2011), The Missing Link (2016), and Mayan Masonry (2018) offer rare insights into ancient megaliths, spirituality, mythology, magic, symbolism, secret societies, comparative religion and occult arch ...…
 
Our special guest rolls a die and we pick a brief topic to discuss. Always steeped in roll-playing tradition, this game takes a cyberpunk setting. Links Roll the Dice on Archaeology - Ep134 (the first random encounters episode Bill Auchter: @archaeothoughts Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug @openaccessarch; Stephen @proce ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Turkish town shows traces of wars with Assyria, back in the first millennium BC (details) Archaeologists report evidence showing wide range of labor types for ancient children (details) Stable isotope analysis shows Maya regularly captured and traded wild animals (details) Danish treasure trove comes ...…
 
When Tinker Bell followed Peter Pan to Hollywood in the 1950s, fairies vanished into the realm of child-lore. Yet in 1923 30-yearold J.R.R. Tolkien’s visit to his aunt’s house Bag’s End inspired a story about hedgerowfairies or ‘Hobbits’, and three years earlier Sherlock-Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle published the Cottingley fairy photograph ...…
 
Drones are here to stay in CRM Archaeology. Archaeologist Bill Whitehead of SWCA in New Mexico talks about how they're using drones and other technology to enhance the products they can return to customers and increase the accuracy of their maps. At some point in the near future we're going to see a requirement for an FAA Part 107 UAS license o ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1630By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
On today’s podcast we have Ashleigh Thompson (Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’igan- Red Lake Anishinaabe Nation), a fourth year PhD student at Jessica’s alma mater, the University of Arizona. She talks about how she came to anthropology and the importance of representation. We talk about food sovereignty and not oversimplifying the way we talk about peopl ...…
 
So many of the old Irish stories tell of an Otherworld that lies so close to our own. If you want to discover what the stories have to say about getting there, what you might find when you arrive, and when, or if, you might return, then join Chris in this audio-article exploration.Apologies for the quality of recording in Isolde's opening messa ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Eye cream jar from Roman soldier’s tomb in Turkey sheds light on ancient medical treatments (details) Maya altar from Guatemala reveals “Game of Thrones”-like maneuvering between dynasties (details) Copper coin cache found during restoration of famed medieval mosque in northern India (details) Interdi ...…
 
Today we talk with Dr. Holly Walters about sacred Salagrama Fossils in the Hindu religion. What are these beautiful Fossils? How are they incorporated into the Hindu religion? And what weird powers has the American New Age assigned these religious artifacts? Dr. Walters gives us a fantastic break down of the three major religions in the area of ...…
 
Praveen Mohan is known for his groundbreaking research on ancient history, archeology and extraterrestial 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 stru ...…
 
Going digital is, in Chris’ opinion, a morale and ethical imperative. We are the stewards of other people’s history and it’s our job to ensure their data are secure for as long as it takes. This quote regarding the destruction of the Brazil Museum in September of 2018 says it all: “Folks, there’s nothing left from the Linguistics division. We l ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1629By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Neolithic village found in the Nile delta, revealing life before the time of the Pharoahs (details) Hiker in Canada’s Yukon region finds 1500-year-old antler arrowhead on the trail (details) German warriors in early Medieval burial site came from many regions, perhaps as child hostages (details) Excav ...…
 
America's incredible mound-building cultures erected the first mounds over 6500 years ago. It is believed that over 1 million mounds once existed, but today, perhaps only 100,000 remain. The ancient mounds and enormous earthworks associated with them are one of the most unappreciated archaeological treasures in the world. America has the larges ...…
 
There is a lot to do and think about in business and in the business of archaeology. We often don't think of common business tools when trying to finish a project - mostly because we just want to think about archaeology. However, modern tools like team communication apps and project management apps are great at helping everyone organize, get on ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1628By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
The distinction between domestic and wild animals is sometimes difficult, especially if the domesticated species is still morphological very similar to its wild counterpart. Cat being a notorious example. Size is usually a good indicator (wild counterparts often being bigger). Differentiation is usually achieved by means of biometry, which cons ...…
 
Zooarchaeology is, as the word suggests, the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. It is a relatively new discipline that has been steadily gaining popularity since the 1970s. Zooarchaeology can provide inference on past people’s economy, dietary habits, society and culture. Faunal remains recovered from archaeological sites are in ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Maya mask may depict Pakal the Great, the longest-ruling king of Palenque (details) Dental analysis of Bronze Age population in Italy shows use of hemp for rope and fabric (details) Early fort in Connecticut reveals how Native American tribes traded with first European settlers (details) Scottish clan ...…
 
Today we start a new segment with Dr. Jennifer Raff. We explore the use of ancient DNA in archaeology and how our understanding of such has changed over the years. We also look at the most recent misuse of the Olmec culture as evidence of a pre-columbic African presence in the Americas, and what DNA tells us about that. Show Notes: Jennifer Raf ...…
 
After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a choral conductor on Sunday mornings. The author of nine books on religion and spirituality, he has been an ordained minister for over forty years whi ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1627By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
It's a bit of a different show today. Chris talks about Team Black and what it's hoping to do for archaeology. From resources to webinars, there is a lot over there. The last half of this shorter episode is an example of a Team Black Webinar on getting a job in archaeology. Links Team Black Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Do ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Relief carvings on adobe wall show early Peruvian city’s response to drought (details) Golden horse’s head tells entirely new story about Roman rule on the German frontier (details) Ancient cheese from Egyptian tomb reveals sheep or cow’s milk proteins, plus brucellosis (details) Central Kansas site r ...…
 
David Lonebear Sanipass is the last remaining Sagen, or Spiritual Leader, of the Mi’kmaq Nation. He is a spiritual scientist, engineer, storyteller, flute and basket maker. The Mi’kmaq (pronounced mi-gah-mah) are an indigenous people presently located in Maine and Canada, though originally they populated areas from Boston, Massachusetts northwa ...…
 
The Coffee With an Indian Podcast, hosted by Brian Melendez, is a raw look at growing up and living a tribal lifestyle. Brian weaves an emotional narrative of his life that is sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always instructive. Links Coffee With An Indian Podcast Coffee With An Indian - BLACK Lucentree, LLC Contact Chris Webster chris@archa ...…
 
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