Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated December 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.
 
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.
 
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 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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Today, Dr. Jennifer Raff is back with us to talk about some recent articles on genetics in archaeology. Particularly the discovery of a new genetic ancestor to early Americans and new evidence about the migration of early Americans. Show Notes: Jennifer Raff at Forbes Ancient DNA Reveals Yet More Complicated Histories In The Americas Posth et a ...…
 
Jock Doubleday I'm a playwright and screenwriter. I've written 66 plays (most recently "I Dream the Woman Electric," a full-length drama about Nikola Tesla), 10 feature-length screenplays, 2 musicals, several science-fiction stories (most recently "The Far Periphery") and children's stories (most recently the fairy-tale "Dragana and the Cave of ...…
 
On Friday, Dec. 7th, 2018 Chris took this show on the radio. He’s doing a new show every Friday from 12pm to 1pm PST. Unfortunately the equipment that normally records the live broadcast went down before the show and no one noticed. So, Richie Cruz joined us again to talk about the show and some other things in a Facebook Live episode of You Ca ...…
 
On Friday, Dec. 7th, 2018 Chris took this show on the radio. He’s doing a new show every Friday from 12pm to 1pm PST. Unfortunately the equipment that normally records the live broadcast went down before the show and no one noticed. So, Richie Cruz joined us again to talk about the show and some other things in a Facebook Live episode of You Ca ...…
 
In this never-before-released archival lecture from 1973, the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey tells the story of the early years of her groundbreaking mountain gorilla research. 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 ...…
 
Chat bots are taking over conversations with customer service and social media applications like Facebook Messenger. But, do they belong in heritage situations? Can chat bots help outreach and interact with the public or are they just one more distraction? We talk about chat bots in the context of a recent article from the Society for American ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Engraved clay tile from Japan reveals details of an early Buddhist shrine (details) Radiocarbon and tree-ring dating upends the timeline of Iroquois and European contact (details) Neolithic burial from Sweden suggests plague hit Europe long before steppe people invaded (details) Medieval skeleton foun ...…
 
"Spirit Traveler: Unlocking Ancient Mysteries and Secrets of Eight of the World’s Great Historic Sites" takes a unique approach to analyzing why famous historic sites, including the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, and Tiwanaku, were constructed. Scientists and archaeologists have written thousands of books about these sites. While this information ...…
 
Things changed drastically as archaeology developed and professionalized. During the pre-professional time, or the Romantic Era of archaeology as Jeb Card and David Anderson (2016) call it, archaeology was really more of a jumbled collection of competing methodologies, antiquarians out looking for epic adventures chasing down mythic locations, ...…
 
The first thing to look at any time you start a new project is the history of the topic. Our topic is practically as old as the field of archaeology itself, some might argue even older (Card 2018). The reason for this is that before the field of archaeology ‘professionalized’ there was a time of Antiquarians. This Time of Antiquarianism is very ...…
 
Dr. Bill White, long-time host of this show, talks to us about historical archaeology. What is historical archaeology? When does it start in the United States? When does it end? What are some of the biggest questions in historic archaeology? Also, what's going historic in 2019 as a result of the 50-year-rule. These questions and more on the 152 ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1638By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Today's show is a crossover special with archaeology podcast "Archaeological Fantasies"! Cryptids are creatures from fiction, folklore, and fantasy. There have been many alleged cases of "zooarchaeological evidence" to prove the existence of certain imaginary creatures, but most of these tend to be poorly identified real animal remains. Of cour ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: A 14th century stamp belonged to an influential woman (details) Pontius Pilate’s name discovered on a 2,000-year-old ring (details) New mummies found in Luxor tombs (details) Early burials in Ecuador break the record for oldest in the region (details)By info@archaeologychannel.org (Michelle Hilling, Laura Pettigrew).
 
Today we talk with Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga from The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast on the APN. We talk about Zooarchaeology and Cryptid Bones. We learn about chupacabra skulls and examine the Pig-Face Women of Vicotiran side-shows. Show Notes: Alex Fitzpatrick on Twitter Animal Archaeology Blog The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast @ArchaeoAnimals #Ar ...…
 
Mike Bara, space expert and author of Ancient Aliens on the Moon, takes a hard look at the Kennedy assassination and the race to the Moon. Bara will examine never-before-revealed clues to the real reasons behind the Kennedy assassination, the true objectives of the Apollo program and the shadow government hidden agendas that led to Kennedy’s de ...…
 
Here is the recording of a live show we do on Facebook at the ArchPodNet page. Richie Cruz is the co-host and we talk about a variety of things loosely tied to archaeology. And I mean loosely. Also, don't forget to check out Chris' new radio show starting Dec. 7, 2018 at 12pm PST on knvc.org. Links knvc.org Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeolo ...…
 
Here is the recording of a live show we do on Facebook at the ArchPodNet page. Richie Cruz is the co-host and we talk about a variety of things loosely tied to archaeology. And I mean loosely. Also, don't forget to check out Chris' new radio show starting Dec. 7, 2018 at 12pm PST on knvc.org. Links knvc.org Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeolo ...…
 
Disaster preparedness takes many forms - depending on who you are and what you do. It's also important for archaeology sites. Creating relationships with major and local agencies and locating archaeology sites in jeopardy is paramount to preserving history. When disaster strikes we should be ready to respond or have recorded as much as possible ...…
 
Carl Sagan explores the evolution of human intelligence from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, through today in this never-before-released archival lecture. 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 ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Archaic period shell mound reveals cremations, copper and complex social structure (details) New evidence suggests Dead Sea area Bronze Age settlements were wiped out by meteor explosion (details) Scanning technology reveals new Ice Age art under modern graffiti covering French cave (details) New evid ...…
 
We regularly receive questions from listeners and readers. We try to answer them as soon as we can but many are well worth exploring in more detail. Here we discuss just three. Firstly there is the problem of 'coir', a word that we use regularly in episodes to express an important but complex concept. Another term we frequently use is 'poet' to ...…
 
Every so often Chris Webster and Richie Cruz, both archaeologists, broadcast live on the APN Facebook page. It's a show called "You Call This Archaeology?" We talk about archaeology and many other things. Instead of our normal show we bring you the 49th recording of YCTA. Enjoy, and, like our Facebook page so you'll know when we go live again. ...…
 
On today’s podcast we have 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. We talk about the blending of ethnography and archaeology within indigenous archaeology, as well as the identity challenges that many young Nati ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Bolivian tombs date to Aymara period, shortly before the Spanish conquest (details) Chinese find miniature terracotta army, dating about 100 years after famous life-size warriors (details) Fifth-dynasty tombs in Egypt include rare find of mummified scarab beetles (details) Lost city from Trojan War er ...…
 
Bibhu Dev Misra is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management and has been working as an Information Technology consultant for more than 14 years. He is also an independent researcher and writer on topics related to ancient civilizations, myths, symbols, science and religion. His research has taken h ...…
 
On episode 91 of this podcast Paul and Chris talked about a recent article that discussed the "disappearing data" of archaeology. Where do data go when the project is over? Why isn't the government doing a better job of preserving the data? Links https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/science/americas-archaeology-data-keeps-disappearing-even-though-t ...…
 
A scientist solves the mystery of the only known chimpanzee civil war...thus far. In 1960, Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall to start her study of chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Her first decade of research led her to think that chimpanzees were like nicer versions of humans. But in the early 1970s, the Gombe chimp community split i ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Iron Age Celts embalmed the heads of their enemies to display as public trophies (details) Four beautiful Greek statue fragments found in farmer’s field (details) Stunning ceremonial complexes found in world’s driest desert (details) Viking research finds industrial scale pits for tar production, to k ...…
 
All cultures haves stories of the First People, the “Old Ones,” our prehistoric forebears who survived the Great Flood and initiated the first sacred traditions. From the squat “gods” of Mexico and Peru to the fairy kingdom of Europe to the blond pygmies of Madagascar, on every continent of the world they are remembered as masters of stone carv ...…
 
Almost everyone will admit that leadership training and practices are badly needed, and are in fact missing, within Cultural Resource Management. We need all the help we can get! Vishal Agarwal, author of “Give to Get” talks to us about leadership and navigating through work environments. Links http://givetogetbook.com Vishal on Twitter: @visha ...…
 
Sheep are the domesticated form of the mouflon (Ovis orientalis), which was domesticated around 11,000-9,000 BC and represents one of the earliest instances of domestication after dogs. As with all domestications, it is important to keep in mind that this was most likely not a single event, rather several attempts taking place in different loca ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: Biochemical analysis finds cocoa drinking at Amazonian site as far back as 5000 years ago (details) Roman latrine from Turkey had an apt mosaic on the floor - depictions of bathroom humor (details) New find at Egyptian quarry site shows how physics helped move huge stones up a ramp (details) Longterm ...…
 
What did happen to Midir? Why does he appear in so few stories? It is a mystery. A murder mystery? Could be. Certainly Midir's reputation was usurped and he, himself, seems to have been, effectively, 'disappeared!For a more 'in depth' examination of this topic go to:In Search of Midir or In Search of ManannánThis short recording was originally ...…
 
Contents: Did the people buried at Stonehenge come from Wales? Scientists identify oldest Homo sapiens drawing Prehistoric Children learned many skilled tasks Greek farmer in Crete stumbles onto 3,400-year-old tomb Scotland's largest find of prehistoric pottery 13,000-year-old brewery discovered in Israel Neolithic people adapted to climate cha ...…
 
Who is Milton Wainwright? I am British microbiologist, graduated from the University of Nottingham in botany and obtained my PhD from there in mycology and soil microbiology. After which, I went to Canada as a National Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow, researching aspects of environmental microbiology. After my postdoctoral fellow ...…
 
Can you study human evolution without looking at humans or human ancestors specifically? Our guest on this show is doing just that. By studying old world monkeys in the fossil record, ASU graduate student Irene Smail is learning about how humans and monkeys ate and lived on the African landscape. Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastne ...…
 
Can you study human evolution without looking at humans or human ancestors specifically? Our guest on this show is doing just that. By studying old world monkeys in the fossil record, ASU graduate student Irene Smail is learning about how humans and monkeys ate and lived on the African landscape. Contact Chris Webster chris@archaeologypodcastne ...…
 
Origin Stories returns November 15th with more stories about how we became human.
 
What happens to archaeological data when the project is over? Are we doing all we can? Where does it go and how can we help? This is a response to a recent article. Links Article: “America’s archaeology data keeps disappearing - even though the law says the government is supposed to preserve it.” App of the Day Webby and Paul: Shortcuts Drone G ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1633By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Image: Cupid Fountain (Copyright Winchester Mystery House) Hello Boys and Ghouls, it’s time for the MonsterTalk/Archaeological Fantasies Halloween Special. This year we’re talking about Horror movies and the perils of being an archaeologist in them. Stay on the edge of your seats, as we dig up these horrific accounts of archaeology gone wrong. ...…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: From Peru’s famous Chan Chan site, statues of stern guardians and carvings of cats (details) Digs for railroad from London to Birmingham cut a huge slice through England’s history (details) Greek ship from 400 BC found intact in deep waters of the Black Sea (details) Pictish symbols in Scotland may be ...…
 
What if ancient sites such as Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, the Acropolis, and Temple Mount are not only thousands of years old but much older? Until recently, a lack of hard evidence has led mainstream archaeologists to dismiss theories of past civilizations as pseudoscientific attempts to resurrect ancient myths and legends. However, new archae ...…
 
H.P. Lovecraft wrote many stories. I bet he never thought about archaeology while he was writing them. Well, we did. Here's another random encounters episode where we roll the dice and pair archaeology with horror. It'll be a wild ride where we talk about field stories, racism, and more. Follow Our Panelists On Twitter Bill @succinctbill; Doug ...…
 
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