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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 cover ...
 
The news of the week in audio, for many years compiled and written by the late Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica, is now the product of our dedicated volunteer team. Read by Laura Pettigrew, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew. The Audio News from Archaeologica is compiled from Archaeologica.org's daily news updates.
 
Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already! Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions ab ...
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Story Archaeology

Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody

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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. At https://storyarchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists; Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
 
A podcast for the bold and curious to help you navigate our world's accelerating weirdness — about science and the philosophy of it, prehistory and post-humanity and deep time, non-human agency and non-duality, science fiction and the stories we regard as real, complex systems and sustainability (or lack thereof), psychedelics as a form of training for a weirding present and proliferating futures, art and creativity as service and as inquiry. Join paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield eve ...
 
Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there. Suppo ...
 
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Insitome: Your guide to the story of you

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Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
The Arch and Anth Podcast aims to provides entertaining and educational content about archaeology and anthropology. Hosting the show is Dr Michael B. C. Rivera, an expert in the study of human biology, human behavior and human societies worldwide, from the earliest beginnings to modern times. Episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, featuring a special guest talking about their work. More info at: http://archandanth.com/
 
In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join us each episode as we delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!
 
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
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Dig Me Up Later

KC Martin-Stone, Australia's only archaeologist comedian

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Dig Me Up Later is archaeologist / comedian, KC Martin-Stone's, exploration of life and the 'stuff' we fill it with. Each week, she chats with a guest, asking them - "if archaeologists dug you up in 1,000 years time, what would they think of you?" Guests include performers, adventurers and thinkers from all walks of life.
 
Two Friends Talk History is a podcast where public historian, Zofia, chats with scholars, archaeologists, researchers and more to explore fascinating histories, look behind the scenes and ask the big question that's missing in much academic discourse: so what? Why is this relevant today? Carrying on from season 1 in which Zofia and Liam explored the ancient world through stories and interviews, season 2 invites new friends to Two Friends. Find me on Instagram at Two Friends Talk History and ...
 
Indian Genes is committed to bringing in ideas and thoughts from Global leaders in their field to every listener and home, with the intention of providing free and easy access to this information to all that would want to continue their quest for continuous learning. We also are very focused on our young talent that would benefit from this exposure as they plan and move ahead in the careers and life path, hopefully inspiring them to greater heights and clarity in thought that builds both cha ...
 
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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In this episode of A Life in Ruins, Connor does a solo interview with Dr. Bryon Schroeder. Dr. Schroeder was originally on Episode 15, where he discussed his career in archaeology and regaled us with tales about Texas archaeology that were sometimes, quite disturbing. Connor wanted to continue to talk with him about his research because it is very …
 
With the definitive dating of the “human” footprints at White Sands pushing back the earliest human occupation of North America to 21,000 to 23,000 years BP, we decided to take a look at several well known pre-Clovis sites. These sites are often controversial and heavily debated amongst archaeologists. We’ll discuss the findings from each site, why…
 
Join Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez as we bring in two of the editors of “Engaged Archaeology in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico,” Dr. Sara Herr and Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, to discuss their new book. We discuss how archaeologists can create an engaged archaeological practice. We explore what engaged archaeology is, what that means... Contin…
 
Archaeologists have been using digital technologies to augment traditional field archaeology for several decades (GPS and mapping mostly). However, as modern technologies continue to enter the archaeological space, most researchers are using these techniques almost as a second thought. The authors of this case study argue for development of a digit…
 
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include: 3D technology reveals new example of Easter Island’s lost script (details) Genetics of Siberian dogs show widespread trade by early Arctic peoples (details) Spirit mirror of Queen Elizabeth’s astrologer was Aztec artifact (details) Remains of first Black church in Colonial Williamsburg are uncovered -- ag…
 
One would think that comparing civilizations as far removed in time and space as Ancient Egypt and Ancient China might not reveal much. Yet Professor Tony Barbieri’s Ancient Egypt and Early China: State, Society, and Culture (University of Washington Press: 2021) gleans much from a deeply-researched comparison of political structures, diplomatic re…
 
On today’s podcast Jessica interviews Dr. Martina Dawley, Senior Archaeologist with the Hualapai Nation’s Department of Cultural Resources (HDCR) in Peach Springs, Arizona. First we discuss her early work in CRM in the 80s and 90s and the empowerment of getting her degrees in American Indian Studies. She also discusses the challenges of working in …
 
This week, we lift our spirits (oooOOOooo) with a round-up of monsters. We explore their origins and effects on us, with examples ranging from memories of very real things in the past to a hypothesis that doesn't quite have legs (unlike griffins). Links Why we'll always be obsessed with – and afraid of – monsters (The Conversation) Why the scariest…
 
This week, we lift our spirits (oooOOOooo) with a round-up of monsters. We explore their origins and effects on us, with examples ranging from memories of very real things in the past to a hypothesis that doesn't quite have legs (unlike griffins). Links Why we'll always be obsessed with – and afraid of – monsters (The Conversation) Why the scariest…
 
Interview starts at 30:05 Ashley Rindsberg joins us to chat about his book “The Gray Lady Winked - How the New York Times’s Misreporting, Distortions, and Fabrications Radically Alter History.” We have a great chat about the misrepresentations going back to WW2, and how it’s not so much a gate keeper as an actual reality creator. We chat about Oper…
 
With the definitive dating of the “human” footprints at White Sands pushing back the earliest human occupation of North America to 21,000 to 23,000 years BP, we decided to take a look at several well known pre-Clovis sites. These sites are often controversial and heavily debated amongst archaeologists. We’ll discuss the findings from each site, why…
 
The Nazca Lines /ˈnæzkɑː/ are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.[1] They were created between 500 BC and AD 500 by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving differently colored dirt exposed. In the years leading up to 2020, between 80 and 100 …
 
Next in our Ominous October series, we talk to Skye McKenna about magic in Medieval York. Who were the people who were practicing magic? What did they even consider magic to be? And what exactly do we know about Mother Shipton? Follow Skye on Twitter (SkyeMc_Kenna) and Instagram (Skye_McKenna)! Want to have a say in the future of That Jorvik Viking…
 
Archaeologists have been using digital technologies to augment traditional field archaeology for several decades (GPS and mapping mostly). However, as modern technologies continue to enter the archaeological space, most researchers are using these techniques almost as a second thought. The authors of this case study argue for development of a digit…
 
The Middle Kingdom, beginning around 2000 BC, was the second of ancient Egypt’s classical ages. Powerful pharaohs ruled from the cataracts of the Nile to the Mediterranean, building enormous monuments and patronizing exceptional art and literature. But on either side of the Middle Kingdom lay two ages of chaos, the Intermediate Periods, when the ph…
 
Cross James Merrill, H. P. Lovecraft, and Carlos Castaneda -each imbued with a twenty-first-century aptitude for quantum theory and existential psychology-and you get the voice of Daniel Pinchbeck. And yet, nothing quite prepares us for the lucidity, rationale, and informed audacity of this seeker, skeptic, and cartographer of hidden realms. Throug…
 
This week I talk to philosopher C. Thi Nguyen (objectionable.com | @add_hawk) of the University of Utah, author of Games: Agency as Art and many fascinating papers on social knowledge and the psychology of games, transparency in society, and the philosophy of science — the very philosophical concerns with which I’m obsessed and to which I have devo…
 
The number 13 really does have some baggage attached to it, and not all of it is deserving! We as a society may like to think we aren’t superstitious like people from ancient times or even the Middle Ages, but in fact we all still do a lot of things that stem from the superstitions of our ancestors. On this episode, we’re going to show you how the …
 
We're busy preparing for Egypt but we did want to get another episode out before we left, and what better time to catch up on listener emails right before we leave for two weeks and get way behind again? Kyle reads some excellent news stories on human origins and humans in the "new world", as well as some strange and interesting new physics. We the…
 
Interview starts at 26:25 Dr. David MacDonald, Professor joins us to chat about his book “The Sleeping Giant Awakens”, the TRC, racism, government problems and the Conciliation that needs to take place. We chat about the Residential School problem, and how racism still exists in Canada, the taking away of culture and language, the definition of Gen…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/archaeosoup 0:00 Introduction 01:53 Three Things to Keep an E…
 
Welcome to Watching Brief. As the name implies, each week Marc (Mr Soup) & Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what they find. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/archaeosoup 0:00 Introduction 01:53 Three Things to Keep an E…
 
Under the leadership of Fujiwara Michinaga, the Fujiwara clan reached the absolute peak of its political power. In a time of chaos and uncertainty, he ruthlessly brought every potential rival under his authority and established a supremacy which would last long after he was gone. To see some drawings and paintings of the emperors and kuge featured …
 
This week, we're taking a turn for the cryptid and spooking local with the legend of West Virginia native son, the Mothman. For a little over a year leading up to December 1967, sightings of a winged humanoid with glowing eyes were reported in and around Point Pleasant, WV. Since then, Mothman has evolved from evil omen to legend to meme. In this e…
 
This week, we're taking a turn for the cryptid and spooking local with the legend of West Virginia native son, the Mothman. For a little over a year leading up to December 1967, sightings of a winged humanoid with glowing eyes were reported in and around Point Pleasant, WV. Since then, Mothman has evolved from evil omen to legend to meme. In this e…
 
In this episode, we are chatting with Dr. Robert Lassen, a Principal Investigator for AmaTerra Environmental. Robert received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee where he specialized in lithic technology and studied Clovis and Folsom archaeological cultures. He has worked at a multitude of sites throughout the Republic of Texas, including Ga…
 
Our second interview with Tim Darvill and a riveting first-person deep dive through prehistoric archaeology from in-the-moment practical concerns of current practice, through to the more philosophical concerns confronting the modern day antiquarian. We talk about Stonehenge, long barrows, bluestones, emerging narratives for the Neolithic, prehistor…
 
Released on Hulu in 2020, Ammonite is a fictionalized movie that portrays a few years at the end of Mary Anning's life. She was an amateur paleontologist and with her family discovered the first ichthyosaur fossils in England. We talk about the movie, what it got right and what it didn't, and about the real Mary Anning and her life, work, and disco…
 
Released on Hulu in 2020, Ammonite is a fictionalized movie that portrays a few years at the end of Mary Anning's life. She was an amateur paleontologist and with her family discovered the first ichthyosaur fossils in England. We talk about the movie, what it got right and what it didn't, and about the real Mary Anning and her life, work, and disco…
 
Andrew Collins is a science and history writer, who has been investigating the origins of human civilization for over three decades. He is a noted explorer and the co-discoverer of a massive cave complex beneath the Giza plateau, now known as “Collins’ Caves.” He is the author of several bestselling books, including From the Ashes of Angels and Gob…
 
We're finally back from our Scablands trip and long road journey home, and, with only a week before we leave for Egypt, we plan to release a couple of episode to make up for the weeks we missed. Ben from UnchartedX was with us in the Scablands, so we got to hang out and get to know him better, and we agreed to do an episode together before we heade…
 
Trudy Angell is the principal for Saddling South a travel company that runs trips into the interior of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. She and her company are pioneers in this kind of adventure, off the grid, travel. This is especially relevant when it comes to some of the most spectacular and among the largest rock art images in the world…
 
Welcome to Ominous October! This month, we will be delving into all things creepy and spooky - we’ll talk to all about ghosts, witches, curiosities, and viking zombies, and more hair raising history. This time, we tell you one of the most famous ghost stories in York , and then we talk to Graham Harris of the Roman Bath Museum here in York to learn…
 
The Fujiwara Regents of the late 900s accumulated a vast amount of political power and clout. In this episode, we return to the narrative and follow the misadventures of the Fujiwara leaders as they tightened their grip on power. For images of the Emperors who reigned and the Regents who governed in this episode, check out the supplemental post! Su…
 
Located to the south of Egypt, in today’s Sudan, ancient Nubia had a complicated relationship with the old state of the Nile, and scholars have traditionally understood it through the shadow of its much better understood northern neighbor. But, as Dr. Geoff Emberling of the University of Michigan explains, Nubia had a long and fascinating history o…
 
A step-by-step guide for using cannabis to deepen relationships emotionally, sexually, and spiritually. Explains the difference between getting high alone and as a couple and explores what happens from a psychological and neurological perspective Offers techniques to maximize the effects of being high, facilitate bonding, and resolve relationship i…
 
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