Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated September 2017; 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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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology
 
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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Archaeological Fantasies
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Did Aliens build Stonehenge? Did the Easter Island statues walk? Did the Vikings colonize Midwest American? What does mainstream archaeology have to say about all this? Listen to the Archaeology Fantasies podcast and learn about popular archeological mysteries. Hoax or fact? Learn to tell the difference with Dr. Kenneth Feder and cohost Sara of the Archy Fantasies blog.
 
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Making History
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Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
 
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Stone Pages Archaeo News
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Stone Pages presents a weekly podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries.
 
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The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty
 
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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Story Archaeology Podcast
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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.
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
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.
 
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The Book and The Spade Feed
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The Book and Spade program has the latest information on discoveries and developments in Biblical Archaeology.
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Find shows from Cultural Resource Management Archaeology to technology to anarchy to whatever. We cover it all in this feed.
 
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Go Dig A Hole
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Working to bridge the gap between classroom and careers, we bring you interviews, discussions, and more on the early stages of careers in archaeology. Recurring themes we cover throughout this series: how to get your foot in the door;
 
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Women in Archaeology
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Take a journey through archaeology, from academic to contract field archaeology, with the women of archaeology.
 
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Archaeology and Ale
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Archaeology lectures from the Red Deer pub in Sheffield, England and presented by Archaeology in the City of the University of Sheffield
 
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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.
 
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The Heritage Science Podcast
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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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Gary A. David is an author and independent researcher who has been intrigued by the American Southwest since his initial trip there in 1987. The following year he lived for about six months in northern New Mexico, where he studied archaeological ruins and rock art. In 1994 he moved to Arizona and began an intensive study of the ancestral Pueblo ...…
 
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Stone Pages Archaeo News
 
Contents: Ochre use in Ethiopian cave persisted over thousands of years Prehistoric site discovered off California coast Neolithic tomb in Wales stars in new CGI film Siberian island provides earliest evidence for dog breeding Prehistoric henge uncovered in Warwickshire Tools sharpens focus on network in ancient Middle East Scientists solve pre ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's show we talk to two archaeologists that have organized an amazing outreach system that they're using in the mid-west. It's called the Artifact Roadshow and it's a place where people can bring in their finds and have them recorded and evaluated. It's a great tool for public outreach and can be modeled anywhere. Links http://www.unl.ed ...…
 
On today's show we talk to two archaeologists that have organized an amazing outreach system that they're using in the mid-west. It's called the Artifact Roadshow and it's a place where people can bring in their finds and have them recorded and evaluated. It's a great tool for public outreach and can be modeled anywhere. Links http://www.unl.ed ...…
 
SPECIAL EDITION OF EARTH ANCIENTS emerging field of intuition development. In her new book, she takes readers beyond the intuition basics and introduces them to the next step--a more advanced form of intuitive perception called spiritual telepathy. This book provides the ancient mind-training techniques that will allow you to access the wisdom ...…
 
One of the big questions in the study of human evolution is the question of how our ancestors spread across the world. Our species evolved in Africa and migrated around the world from there. Most people on earth today are mixed descendants of multiple migrations to different places. Somewhere in almost everyone’s family history, whether it was ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Every been out in the field and had NO cell service? Of course you have! Well, in a world where we are increasingly relying on technology and internet connectivity to do our jobs, what do we do when that connectivity isn't there? Go back to paper? No! There are other ways and all is not lost. Links https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/ju ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's episode the hosts discuss the removal of statues from public space. They pay particular attention to the confederate monuments that are the subject of current public debate. Links https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/ https://baltimoreheritage.github.io/civil-rights-heritage/confederate-memory/ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/au ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1588By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Maya tomb in northern Guatemala may be oldest in the region to date (details) Early collapse of Mycenean tomb led to preservation and protection of grave goods and burial (details) Ancient Indian mathematics manuscript predates oldest inscribed zero by 500 years (details) Goldsmith’s tomb near the Val ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Today we're looking at the Fiji Mummy and the recent Peruvian Mummy Hoax. How do these two cases intersect, what can one teach us about the other, and How does PT. Barnum fit into all this. Links The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes Pre-Columbian bodies are once again being used as evidence for extraterrestrial life. Did Researchers Find a Mumm ...…
 
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Archaeological Fantasies
 
Today we're looking at the Fiji Mummy and the recent Peruvian Mummy Hoax. How do these two cases intersect, what can one teach us about the other, and How does PT. Barnum fit into all this. Links The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes Pre-Columbian bodies are once again being used as evidence for extraterrestrial life. Did Researchers Find a Mumm ...…
 
Every archaeologist is asked, upon someone discovering their profession, what is the best, or coolest, thing you've ever found? What's "cool" to someone else is not cool to others. To archaeologists, though, it's all about the stories.
 
On today's episode the hosts discuss the removal of statues from public space. They pay particular attention to the confederate monuments that are the subject of current public debate. Links https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/ https://baltimoreheritage.github.io/civil-rights-heritage/confederate-memory/ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/au ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Miamisburg Mound. Links Miamisburg Mound Discount Code: RLFANDF30 Info Sheet for Book Ancient America Book
 
A forgotten pyramid. An ancient curse. A real-life archaeological adventure. Since the 1800s rumours have circulated about an ancient pyramid, built on an immense scale, hidden deep in the jungles of Samoa. Evidence perhaps of a great forgotten Pacific Empire. And yet there is no mention of the pyramid in the entire pantheon of Samoan myth. Sam ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Earthwatch is an amazing organization that lets ordinary people work on extraordinary projects with real scientists. Links Earthwatch
 
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Origin Stories
 
It's not every day you see a Facebook post that changes your life, but that's exactly what happened to Leakey Foundation grantee Alia Gurtov. Gurtov was checking her Facebook feed one morning and saw a post from paleoanthropologist Lee Berger. He was looking for archaeologists who were "...skinny and preferably small. They must not be claustrop ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
The Angel Phase is characterized by millions of simple ceramic vessels and sherds. Learn about this mid-western archaeological phase on today's episode. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Phase
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Kolomoki Mounds. Links Kolomoki Mounds Link to Report Stolen Artifacts Discount Code: RLFANDF30 Info Sheet for Book Ancient America Book
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Low balling is the practice of intentionally bidding low to win a project. It has a massive stigma in the CRM world, but, can it be used for good? Is it always a bad idea or are there times when low balling can be a sound, effective strategy? We dive into this topic on today's episode with business owner Sonia Hutmacher and long-time project ma ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1587By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Mahasthangarh is an ancient city with a rich and rocky past. Check it out on this week's episode of Arch 365. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasthangarh
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
We are excited to share our first panel episode with you. In addition to being a panel episode, this episode is also a crossover episode with the Go Dig a Hole podcast. Today’s panel features indigenous archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, and even a THPO from the Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Plains tribes talking about th ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
She was found in a quarry, ate mostly bison and elk when she was alive, and died mysteriously. This is Idaho's Buhl woman - known as Buhla. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buhl_Woman http://lithiccastinglab.com/cast-page/2003augustwindustpointbuhl.htm http://archive.archaeology.org/9811/newsbriefs/buhl.html…
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: DNA evidence shows huge role for women in kicking off Europe’s Bronze Age (details) New studies at pre-Classic Maya site highlight the sacred nature of obsidian (details) Powerful Viking warrior was a woman, tests confirm (details) Search begins for early sites of Ice Age travel along now-submerged No ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Casa Grande. Links Casa Grande Ruins Discount Code: RLFANDF30 Info Sheet for Book Ancient America Book
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Located on the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Gobustan is a culturally rich area laden with rock art, artifacts, and amazing stories. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobustan_National_Park http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai111_folder/111_articles/111_cart_ruts.html
 
In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the re ...…
 
New from Oxford University Press - On the Ocean by Sir Barry Cunliffe. On the Ocean talks about seafaring vessels and the people that used them from prehistoric times through 1500 AD. It's a fantastic read shows the ingenuity of people across many cultures. Oxford University Press is offering a 30% discount on On the Ocean Pre-Orders and some o ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
New from Oxford University Press - On the Ocean by Sir Barry Cunliffe. On the Ocean talks about seafaring vessels and the people that used them from prehistoric times through 1500 AD. It's a fantastic read shows the ingenuity of people across many cultures. Oxford University Press is offering a 30% discount on On the Ocean Pre-Orders and some o ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Moku'ula was home to some of the most famous kings of Hawaii. It's not undergoing recovery efforts after being a baseball field for many decades. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokuʻula Friends of Moku'ula
 
The paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey described stone tools as “fossilized human behavior.” These rocks, shaped by our human ancestors and found in archaeological sites around the world, can give us clues about how ancient people lived. Archaeologist and Leakey Foundation grantee John Shea of Stony Brook University says you can learn even more b ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Introducing new co-host Dr. Paul Zimmerman! Paul has been working in IT for many years now, but, cut his teeth on archaeology on the other side of the world. He's a great addition to the show and we have a lot of great shows in the works. Links The Dalton School MASCA App of the Day Chris: Apple Maps (it's on your iPhone!) Paul: Notability Cont ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Walnut Canyon. Links Walnut Canyon National Monument Discount Code: RLFANDF30 Info Sheet for Book Ancient America Book
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Not really punk rock, but, a great shelter that was used for 400 years and is now completely under water. I guess that's a little punk rock. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_Rock_Shelter
 
The Book and the Spade program #1586By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
An Iron Age hill fort in Germany with thousands of burials - and now wine. Nice. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgstallkogel_(Sulm_valley)
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Ancient city of Neapolis recently discovered off the coast of Tunisia (details) One of the oldest human skeletons in the Americas is found in a submerged Mexican cave (details) Sculpted head found in ancient Israel city is that of mystery Egyptian pharaoh (details) Archaeologists use aerial laser scan ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
The Carey Farm proved to be a great example of Early Woodland life in Delaware. Check out this episode and learn more about it. Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carey_Farm_Site http://deldot.gov/archaeology/carey/index.shtml
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And how does it affect archaeology in the new world? More about other ancient African cultures you may never have heard of: Great Zimbabwe: http://www.greatzimbabweruins.com/ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364 The Kingdom of Kush: http://archaeolog ...…
 
Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And how does it affect archaeology in the new world? More about other ancient African cultures you may never have heard of: Great Zimbabwe: http://www.greatzimbabweruins.com/ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364 The Kingdom of Kush: http://archaeolog ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Trapped in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida, the Miami Circle represents the ancient ruins of a prehistoric structure that is thought to have been used for ceremonial reasons, and, perhaps as a place for the dead to rejoin the soil and the environment. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Circle…
 
The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today's episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older col ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today's episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older col ...…
 
On today's episode Kenneth Feder continues the series based on his most recent book, "Ancient America: 50 Archaeological Sites You Should See For Yourself", with Ocmulgee National Monument. Links Ocmulgee National Monument Discount Code: RLFANDF30 Info Sheet for Book Ancient America Book
 
We have been dreaming for all of our 3 million or more years of existence. Dreams provide an extraordinary way to process the day’s events and uncover new perspectives. Many cultural creatives credit their world-changing creations to their dreams, and science now believes that dreams helped evolve the very process of thought itself. In this boo ...…
 
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The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
 
Want Arch365 to continue into 2018? We need your help! Also, we'd love some feedback for International podcast day on September 30th. Send us your comments in an audio file!
 
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Story Archaeology Podcast
 
The magnificent warrior women Scathach and Aife both play a major role in Cú Chulainn’s future life and exploits but they are not the only women who actively engage with out young hero.. Join the Story Archaeologists as they attempt to come to terms with the number of dalliances and romantic interludes encountered by the young ……
 
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Origin Stories
 
Just recently, the news media announced the discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil ape called Alesi. This remarkable fossil was found in Kenya, and it’s from a time period where there’s a big blank spot in the fossil record of our family tree. Alesi tells us something new about the very early evolution of apes and even shows what the common ...…
 
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