Best Archaeology podcasts — What digs and discoveries are revealing about our past (Updated July 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 why humans are the way we are and the science behind what we know about ourselves. It's a monthly show about anthropology, human origins, primatology, biology, and evolution. We'll have stories of exploration, discovery and adventure, and we'll investigate what it is that makes us 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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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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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 Book and the Spade program #1579By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
The Maya were the longest-lived civilization in history. Their civilization began in 2500 BC on a time-line with the ancient Sumerians and terminated in 900 AD during the reign of Charlemagne. Their histories did not converge because the Maya and other world civilizations did not know of each other’s existence. The Maya were the phantoms of his ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1578By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
This is a Special Presentation. The detonation of nuclear weapons in the 20th century was not the first time humanity has seen such terrible destruction. Drawing upon the work of Zecharia Sitchin, the Book of Genesis, Sumerian clay tablets, and archaeological evidence such as ancient radioactive skeletons, Chris Hardy reveals the ancient nuclea ...…
 
Today we're talking about Indiana JOnes a pseudoarchaeological elements that run through almost all off the movies. We talk about how Indy came to be, why the movies are so dang good, and where certain archaeological themes came from and why they last. Links Spitballing Indy Transcript of the Writing Session for Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders ...…
 
THIS WEEK ON EARTH ANCIENTS PODCAST Atlantean Technology and the Bermuda Triangle The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is located in a region of the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, airline pilots routinely enco ...…
 
Daniel Kwan, host of the Curiosity in Focus podcast, joins GDAH to talk about his favorite books dealing with archaeology and anthropology. Chris and Daniel cover a lot of ground and discuss the Seasonal Reading List series on the Go Dig a Hole blog. Links Curiosity in Focus podcast, blog, Twitter, and Facebook GDAH Fall 2016 Reading List GDAH ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1577By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Earth Ancients
 
This week we return to North America – and the American Giants with research investigator and author David Brody. Brody has written a new fiction filled with facts on giants called The Oath of Nimrod: Giants, MK-Ultra and the Smithsonian Cover-up. The book highlights evidence that very large people may have traveled the Atlantic with the Phoeni ...…
 
Today we talk with Nathan French from the University of Miami, Ohio. Nathan talks with us about Islam and the destruction of archaeological sites and artifacts in Isis controlled areas. We also talk about artifacts funneled into the black market by Isis and fleeing refugees. Links The Archivist: Unseen Documents from the Islamic State’s Diwan a ...…
 
Andrew Collins and British chartered engineer Rodney Hale have worked together to determine the physical modelling of the occulting objects respionsible for the massive light dips reported during the Kepler mission in connection with KIC 8462862, an F-type main sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus. They determine their line of sight pro ...…
 
Dr. Alex Jones, founder and director of Archaeology in the Community, joins the show to talk about her work in the very public-facing nonprofit organization. Learn what makes AITC a model for how public archaeology should be done. Links Archaeology in the Community AITC Kids Page AITC "Love Archaeology" shirts Follow AITC on Facebook and Twitte ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1576-647By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
In this updated look at the search for Atlantis, archeaologist Bill Donato reveals startling new evidence that the remains of temples, pyramids and other structures can be viewed under water - off the coast of Bimini. In this program we'll learn of new evidence confirming what Edgar Cayce predicted - that the great city of Poseidia would eviden ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1575-646By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
On today's episode, Sara, Jeb, and Ken talk about some of the big antiquities laws that are impacting resources around the country. These laws are in the news lately and it's important to know where they came from, what they do, and why they need to stick around for a while. Links Executive Order on whitehouse.gov https://www.whitehouse.gov/the ...…
 
This week we look to the past and incredible stories of animated machines, robots and creepy mechanical machines that are part myth and may have actually existed. My guest is author Estrella Eugino who co-author Robot Zombies, Transhumanism and the Robot Revolution. Highlights How advanced is the technology that exists today, what are we using ...…
 
On today's episode, Christopher Sims has a heart to heart with his listeners. Thanks for supporting the Go Dig A Hole podcast in the multitude of ways that you do! We really appreciate it. Contact the Host: Christopher Sims christopher@godigahole.com Go Dig a Hole blog Twitter @godigahole Instagram @godigahole Facebook…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1574-645By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Few of the modern visitors to Teotihuacan are aware of the vast and mysterious underworld of caves and man-made tunnels that extends under much of the ancient site and for miles around. The existence of these tunnels has been known for centuries, but not even the most recent research has been able to solve the mystery of their origin and purpos ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1573By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Archaeological Fantasies
 
Today we talk about the mysterious Gungywamp located in Connecticut. We examine the similarities between it and other sites like Mystery Hill aka American Stonehenge. Why makes the Gungywamp so strange? Is it ley lines, spirits, mystical energies of the ancient celts? Links Gungywamp Atlas Obscura - Gungywamp Interpreting the Gungywamp: Evidenc ...…
 
This is a Special Edition of Earth Ancients, which includes a number of noted individuals speaking on a variety of subjects. We’ll hear from Andrew Collins on new data from Gobekli Tepe in Turkey and his great interest in the Cygnus Constellation and the strange alien mega-structure that scientists are studying. Erich Von Daniken visits with us ...…
 
Why do humans engage in violence? Why do we cooperate in peace? How has violence changed over the course of human history? Are we living in unusually violent times? Steven Pinker presents evidence that violence has decreased over time because our peaceable motives have overridden our violent ones, and that media-driven illusions fool us into th ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1572By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
It's field season for many archaeologists in the Northern Hemisphere, and this special season marks a decade in the field for Chris. Kathleen Paul (PhD candidate, Arizona State University) joins this episode for a look back on how our priorities and perspectives have changed a decade in. If you enjoy Go Dig a Hole, please sponsor an episode, or ...…
 
No other monument in the world evokes mystery like the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has survived the harsh climate of Egypt for thousands of years and will remain long after our own civilization is gone. According to orthodox Egyptology, the Sphinx was built around 2500 BCE as a memorial to the pharaoh Khafre. Yet this “fact” has scant to no suppor ...…
 
Today we talk with Jens Notroff from the Gobekli Tepe research project about the recent news stories about possible evidence for a comet strike at the ancient site. We look over the claims made in the paper 'DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?' and compare that with ongoing research from the actual Gobekli Tepe s ...…
 
Michael has become an international authority on the origins of humankind and the vanished civilizations of southern Africa. Scholars have told us that the first civilization on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. New archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Michael Tellinger and a team of leading scientists, show ...…
 
Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire (PhD candidate, Tulane) joins this episode of the Go Dig a Hole podcast to share lessons from the ancient Maya. He introduces a "pragmatic" model of governance - both in physical and symbolic structures. This topical and timely discussion of politics on a macro scale bears haunting echoes of present situations in th ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1570By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
The Book and the Spade program #1571By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
What happens when paleoanthropologists discover that their only candidate for a human ancestor in Africa is shown to be invalid by both genetic investigations and comparative fossil studies? We might imagine that the collapse of a scientific paradigm would bring with it lots of noise, but judging by the lack of any media furor I think it is saf ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1569By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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Archaeological Fantasies
 
Today we're talking with our resident Geologist; Sharon Hill about Ley Lines. What are they, where did they come from, and can they be weaponized? You can comment below or email us at @archyfantaises@gmail.com Links: Sharon's New Podcast: 15 Credibility Street Alfred Watkins The Old Straight Track Ordnance Survey Creating Prehistory: Druids, Le ...…
 
In recent years the increasing number of books and programs on television discussing the mysteries of ancient Japan, reflect a renewed interest in this area, highlighting the many unanswered questions which still hover over the pages of Japan's history books. Many theories and hypothesis have been put forward over the years, and while conflicti ...…
 
Daniel Kwan, host of the Curiosity in Focus podcast, joins Chris in Vancouver to talk about his show, why podcasting and social media are important, and how your interests outside archaeology can make you a better archaeologist. Oh, and here's the Throwback Thursday photo of Chris in that moment he decided to be an archaeologist (a decade ago): ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1568By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Where do we come from? What are the origins of modern civilization? Do the world's pyramids, the Nazca Lines, Easter Island statues, and other enigmatic structures, archaeological wonders, and geographic anomalies contain evidence of ancient gods? Sifting through the historical and archaeological evidence, Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden T ...…
 
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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology
 
With over 70% of the earth’s surface covered in water, much of the world is inaccessible to archaeologists employing traditional, land-based archaeological techniques. Employing new procedures and methodologies, the father of underwater archaeology, Dr. George Bass, revolutionized the field in the 1960's by demonstrating that rigorous scientifi ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1567By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
Today we talk about the supposed pre-contact images of New World maize in places like Rosslyn Chapel and ancient temples around the world. What do these images actually look like, is it really depictions of New World corn, and if it's not corn, what is it? Links: Prince Henry Sinclair The official Rosslyn Chapel website: The mention of maize am ...…
 
David Childress, popular author and star of the History Channel’s show Ancient Aliens, brings us the incredible story of the Cham: Egyptian-Hindu-Buddhist seafarers who ruled a realm that was as big as the Pacific Ocean. The mysterious Cham, or Champa, peoples of Southeast Asia formed a megalith-building, seagoing empire that extended into Indo ...…
 
Penny Foreman joins the show to talk about her survey she recently presented at the CAA meeting, an the resulting Code of Conduct. She blogged about it, and her conference attire that sparked some (uncalled for) outrage, and a hearty Twitter conversation erupted. More guests later join the show, live from the SAA meeting, to follow-up on Forema ...…
 
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Stone Pages Archaeo News
 
Contents: Possible henge discovered around an ancient Welsh burial chamber Ancient skulls suggest multiple migrations into Americas Pointillist technique on engravings discovered in France Horsemen swept into Bronze Age Europe 5,000 years ago Clovis culture, Ice Age fauna, and Cosmic impact Huge prostrate menhir discovered in northern Italy Bro ...…
 
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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology
 
In this episode we explore the role of archaeology in climate science, examining contemporary and ancient climate change. Our guests, Assistant Professor Dr. John Marston at Boston University’s Department of Archaeology and the Director of the BU Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, and Dr. Catherine West, Research Assistant Professor and the ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1566By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
When we look at the vast and intricate cosmos—galaxies, planets, organisms, organs, cells, molecules, atoms—there is a fundamental order, a music or harmony of the spheres. Our cells reflect the images of galaxies seen through our telescopes. We are the microcosm, reflecting the macrocosm of the heavens. Our ancestors understood these patterns ...…
 
Why do people risk their own lives to save a stranger? Why do we share food or give money to charity? The human capacity for altruism has been a puzzle for scientists since Darwin. In this episode of Origin Stories, primatologist Joan Silk explores the evolution of altruism and cooperation. In our Being Human Bonus segment, we share a story of ...…
 
The Book and the Spade program #1565By tdscribe@tds.net (Gordon Govier).
 
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