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.
On this episode of Women in Archaeology, we discussed the changing academic and social roles of museums in the United States. We also briefly talked about the origins of museums and how museum outreach and exhibitions can be improved.
On today’s episode, we will be discussing the impact tourism can have out sites including the good, the bad and the ugly. The discussion will include how tourism impacts sites, the surrounding areas, the broader public, and individuals.
On today’s episode the hosts discuss the removal of statues from public space. They pay particular attention to the confederate monuments that are the subject of current public debate.
The Women of Archaeology are all professional archaeologists giving their opinions and insights into issues that affect not only women but most professionals in professional archaeology. On today’s episode, the hosts will discuss the value of using older collections. Topics include some of the unique challenges posed when working with older collections, the importance of reanalyzing collections, the ethical issues of having collections that aren’t used, and our personal stories to laugh at and learn from.
On this episode we are joined by underwater archaeologist Jessica Irwin. We will discuss what underwater archaeology is, how it differs from terrestrial archaeology, some of the unique challenges faced by underwater archaeologists, and some really cool underwater sites that have been excavated.
On today’s episode we talk about a new book from Nomad Press by Anita Yasuda called, “Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig”. It’s a book intended for children ages 9 through 12 and focuses on three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world.