Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated November 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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Making History
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Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
 
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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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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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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.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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This Archaic Period site located in Oklahoma shows evidence of early Native Americans in that part of the region via high-quality stone artifacts. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_Creek_Sit
 
Living in Wiltshire and close to the magical landscape of Avebury, Peter Knight is well known in the South for his entertaining and enthusiastic workshops, convention lectures and field trips. He is an authority on our ancient landscape and weaves this wisdom into his many books. Peter is a busy man! He is the co-founder of the Dorset Earth Mys ...…
 
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Archaeologist and author Dr. Paul Bahn joins us on this episode to talk about the latest edition of his book, "Images of the Ice Age" from Oxford University Press. The book covers the history of rock art and rock art discovery mostly in Western Europe. This fascinating discussion will leave you thirsting for more rock art, and, wondering about ...…
 
Archaeologist and author Dr. Paul Bahn joins us on this episode to talk about the latest edition of his book, "Images of the Ice Age" from Oxford University Press. The book covers the history of rock art and rock art discovery mostly in Western Europe. This fascinating discussion will leave you thirsting for more rock art, and, wondering about ...…
 
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Located in Williamson County, the Coats-Hines Site is loaded with mastodon remains and evidence of the interaction between early Native Americans and these creaturs. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coats-Hines_Sit
 
The Book and the Spade program #1596By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Tazumal is an awesome pre-Columbian Maya site in El Salvador. Learn about it today. Link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tazuma
 
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That's right. Will your *.DOC file still be readable in 10 years? What's a CSV file and how can you use it? On this show, we talk about the most common file formats for photographs, documents, and a few others. Links Photographs Photoshop ImageMagick Lightroom EXIF Documents Office 365 LaTeX PanDoc GIS GPSBabel App of the Day Stash Invest Sleep ...…
 
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With earth lodge sites and artifacts, the Mitchell Site was a very important prehistoric Indian village in South Dakota. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Site
 
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The site of an almost meaningless treaty, the Saluda Old Town site represents 5000 years of history for the Saluda people of South Carolina. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saluda_Old_Town_Site
 
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Stone Pages Archaeo News
 
Contents: Long Barrow near Stonehenge to be excavated The continuing story of Oetzi Were Denisovans an isolated part of our lineage? Bones suggest cannibal ritual in ancient Britain 8,000-year-old paint workshop discovered in Turkey Dolmens dating to around 3,000 years found in southern India Evidence of a skull cult found at Neolithic site in ...…
 
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Today episode is a chat with public Archaeologist Dr. Lorna Richardson of umea university about the Public Archaeology Twitter Conference scheduled for 17th November 2017. Setting itself apart from standard academic conferences, #PATC is open to all and comments and questions are welcomed through the public platform. Speakers tweet their paper ...…
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Engraved sundial provides information on Roman colony in central Italy (details) Individual toolkits across a pre-Incan site in the Andes indicate a lack of social hierarchy (details) Finely engraved seal stone discovered in Greek warrior’s tomb (details) Three royal baths in Xi’an may be oldest baths ...…
 
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This is a cross-over episode that was recorded at GenCon 50 earlier in 2017. Sara Head joined the hosts of Gaming with Scott to talk about the intersection between archaeology and gaming. Links http://gamingwithscott.libsyn.com/hotp-gencon50-archy-fantasies?tdest_id=326508 On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/GamingWScott On Twitter: http:// ...…
 
This is a cross-over episode that was recorded at GenCon 50 earlier in 2017. Sara Head joined the hosts of Gaming with Scott to talk about the intersection between archaeology and gaming. Links http://gamingwithscott.libsyn.com/hotp-gencon50-archy-fantasies?tdest_id=326508 On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/GamingWScott On Twitter: http:// ...…
 
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A series of three sites, Pictograph Cave is a site in Montana with some fantastic rock art, and, the site of one of the first archaeological investigations in the state. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictograph_Cave_(Billings,_Montana)
 
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we will be revisiting the topic of sexual harassment. We will discuss new developments in the past year, the SAA panel from the last meeting, and resources for survivors. Links http://grist.org/article/sexual-harassment-science-me-too-antarctica-climate-research-women/ http://www.the-scientist ...…
 
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On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we will be revisiting the topic of sexual harassment. We will discuss new developments in the past year, the SAA panel from the last meeting, and resources for survivors. Links http://grist.org/article/sexual-harassment-science-me-too-antarctica-climate-research-women/ http://www.the-scientist ...…
 
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Ground Penetrating Radar is a non-invasive method that is used to map archaeological sites without destroying them. It can be used to find a number of subsurface features prior to, or instead of, excavation. Links Bigman Geophysical Learn GPR Website
 
The Finger Lakes region is known for its beauty, but look carefully and you will discover some of New York's other abundant--and unusual--treasures. The cliffs of Excelsior Glen are scattered with ancient Indian pictographs, and Bluff Point conceals the ruins of an unknown civilization. The wine industry has its own strange stories; discover wh ...…
 
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Famous for its hundreds of standing stones, Carnac is a French commune on the south coast of Brittany in northwestern France. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac
 
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Magnetometry is a non-invasive method that is used to map archaeological sites without destroying them. It can be used to find a number of subsurface features prior to, or instead of, excavation. Links Bigman Geophysical Learn GPR Website
 
The Book and the Spade program #1595By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Located in Finland, Astuvansalmi is a massive collection of sites with the most amazing being the rock paintings. The pictographs date back to at least 3000 BC. Links ttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astuvansalmi_rock_paintings
 
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The iPhone X is out. Is it right for you? Good for fieldwork? This brief review of the iPhone X and other technology should help you make that decision. We also talk about the #metoo issue from a male perspective. Hopefully we spoke intelligently and respectfully. That was the intent. Finally, should PhDs feel bad for choosing a career in CRM r ...…
 
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Earth Resistance is a non-invasive method that is used to map archaeological sites without destroying them. It can be used to find a number of subsurface features prior to, or instead of, excavation. Links Bigman Geophysical Learn GPR Website
 
For a long time, scientists have been searching for the first Homo sapiens in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia. The story we've been telling about the origin of our species has gone something like this: Around 200,000 years ago in East Africa, the first Homo sapiens emerged, splitting off from an ancestral species, possibly Homo erectus. We ha ...…
 
In his book, If DNA is Software, Who Wrote The Code? — The Profound Significance of Life’s Programming Language, Bunzel explains that software (or computer code) has identical properties to DNA (and may be a stark example of inadvertent biomimicry). Extracting meaning from different symbols — in this case A, C, T, and G, which represent chemica ...…
 
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Possibly the first site for the domestication of the dog in the area, Pulli settlement in Estonia is a large site that tells a story about the Mesolithic. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulli_settlemen
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Rock art from caves off Puerto Rico pre-dates European arrival (details) Woman in tomb at King Solomon’s Mines might have been Egyptian temple singer (details) Chinese tomb holds chariots and horses of a Zheng lord (details) Scottish stone carving shows ancient Pictish warrior (details)…
 
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Electrical Conductivity is a non-invasive method that is used to map archaeological sites without destroying them. It can be used to find a number of subsurface features prior to, or instead of, excavation. Links Bigman Geophysical Learn GPR Website
 
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Discovered by railroad crews, the Ridgeway site represents an active Archaic Period culture that developed on the remains of the ice age. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeway_Site
 
This weeks regularly scheduled program has been moved to Monday, November 6, 2018. - Cliff
 
Writing about archaeology shares similarities with other scientific writing but it also can show it's own style. Archaeologists have to be able to not only tell other scientists about their research, but, have to be able to convey that to the public in a number of ways. On this episode we talk about the different places you'll find archaeologic ...…
 
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Writing about archaeology shares similarities with other scientific writing but it also can show it's own style. Archaeologists have to be able to not only tell other scientists about their research, but, have to be able to convey that to the public in a number of ways. On this episode we talk about the different places you'll find archaeologic ...…
 
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Dan Bigman, owner and founder of Bigman Geophysical, tells us about the four primary methods for non-destructive archaeology - that is, looking under the ground without a shovel! Watch for additional episodes about each method after this overview. Links Bigman Geophysical Learn GPR Website
 
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The city of Tanis was NOT swallowed up by the desert as Indiana Jones would have you believe. In fact, it was inhabited for a long time and abandoned when the Tanitic branch of the Nile silted up. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tani
 
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We've all worked in crazy weather. But, in the days of tablets and smartphones, what do you do when it snows, rains, or the sun is just REALLY bright? Well, sometimes there isn't much you can do. There are some things you can do, and some things you can use, that actually make it all work. Most of the time. Links https://www.archaeologypodcastn ...…
 
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Take a few archaeologists who think they're film buffs and what have you got? A prehistoric film special! From fur bikinis to inter-species rape, we look at the best that we could find of a very small film genre with a sometimes critical and sometimes fond eye. Links Article about evidence for Neanderthal cannibalism Article about possible artw ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1594By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Once home to Sakakawea, a guide to Lewis and Clark, and eventually decimated by smallpox, Knife River was a collection of villages with massive earth-lodge houses. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_River_Indian_Villages_National_Historic_Site
 
ARPA, as it's known, is an important law used in protecting cultural resources. It was signed in to law this day in 1979 and everyone should know about it! Links https://www.nps.gov/history/archeology/tools/laws/ARPA.ht
 
The briugu, Mac Dá Thó, is the proud owner of the marvelous hound, Ailbe. He also possesses a notorious pig. Now he finds himself faced with contending regional kings and their retinues of elite warriors, demanding the hound for themselves. Will serving up his gourmet pig at a grand feast save his bacon?Join the Story Archaeologists as they sha ...…
 
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The Hardaway Site goes back at least 10,000 years in North Carolina and has produced over seven metric tons of material. People will be studying this site for a long time. Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardaway_Sit
 
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Archaeology Channel - Audio News from Archaeologica
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Early Japanese text is rule book for samurai (details) Child’s tombstone carved with Coptic script found below Avenue of the Sphinxes (details) Jamestown archaeologists search for remains of early leaders (details) Navigation device on Portuguese shipwreck may be earliest astrolabe found (details)…
 
It's our second Halloween special and crossover with the MonsterTalk Podcast! Today we're Joined by Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow to talk about haunted objects and where to find them. We talk about creepy dolls, haunted antiques, and cursed 3d printed objects. Enjoy the worlds of two great podcasts colliding! Links MonsterTalk Podcast Demon D ...…
 
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It's our second Halloween special and crossover with the MonsterTalk Podcast! Today we're Joined by Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow to talk about haunted objects and where to find them. We talk about creepy dolls, haunted antiques, and cursed 3d printed objects. Enjoy the worlds of two great podcasts colliding! Links MonsterTalk Podcast Demon D ...…
 
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Viking Ring Castles in Denmark are a thing. First, that's awesome. Second, Aggersborg was massive and could have held 5000 soldiers! Links https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggersbor
 
On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we discuss the US's decision to leave UNESCO. We cover what this means for archaeology in the US and abroad, why the US made this decision, and potential political ramifications. Links http://time.com/4980034/unesco-trump-us-leaving-history/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/united-st ...…
 
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On this episode of the Women in Archaeology Podcast we discuss the US's decision to leave UNESCO. We cover what this means for archaeology in the US and abroad, why the US made this decision, and potential political ramifications. Links http://time.com/4980034/unesco-trump-us-leaving-history/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/united-st ...…
 
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