‘ABCs of Archaeology’ Education Video

I made a quick kid friendly video for all of those caregivers out there, filling in the role as teachers during this crazy time.  It’s the ‘ABCs’ of archaeology, with terms, bouncy music, and moving images.  Some of the terms I chose are ridiculous, but you’d be surprised how hard it is to find an archaeological term for ‘Q’!  Click on the link below, which will take you to YouTube.

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Click here for the video: ABCs of Archaeology!

SHPO on a Hippo!

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You may be chuckling to yourself or asking ‘what on earth is a SHPO?’.  A SHPO is a State Historic Preservation Officer, which was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  Every state has a SHPO and a SHPO Office.  They oversee the compliance efforts of all federal agencies (i.e. BLM, NRCS, NPS, Forest Service), as well as private companies receiving federal funding.  They are there to help ensure that we make a good faith effort in recording, reporting, protecting, persevering, etc. cultural resources.

Women in Archaeology Podcast: Archaeology and the Alt-Right

You can listen to the podcast on the WIA Blog (Click here) or download the episode on iTunes:

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I’m very proud to be a part of this podcast and one of the hosts on this episode:

Issues of Alt-Right and White Nationalist Groups Co-Opting History

White supremacists and the alt-right often use of history and archaeology as a mechanism to ‘legitimize’ their claims. Join us as we discuss this trend from the misrepresentation of Norse history to the misbelief of a racially pure Greek and Roman world. These groups have twisted the past to their agenda in dangerous ways.  What can we do to combat this trend?