The Fascinating Field of Industrial Archaeology

The prevalence of pipeline projects in CRM is bringing archaeologists into increasing contact with the material remains of industry and technology. However, as a field of inquiry, industrial archaeology is woefully understudied and underappreciated. In this episode, Dr. Timothy J. Scarlett joins the program to discuss the necessity of industrial archaeological research to our evolving understanding of the past.

March 15, 2015 • 57 mins

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Archaeomusiocology

Dr. Richard Dumbrill, founder of the International Conference of Near Eastern Archaeomusiocology, joins us to discuss the intriguing field of archaeomusicology. As a field of study, archaeolomusicologists focus their research on the history of music and musical instruments and their impact on daily life. 

July 22, 2015 • 55 mins

An Introduction to the World of Geoarchaeology: The Intersection of Earth Science and Cultural Heritage

Over the past half century, archaeology has migrated towards the natural sciences. Dr. Vance Holliday and Dr. Sarah Sherwood join us to discuss the unique perspectives that geoarchaeologists bring to a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary archaeology.

September 26, 2012 • 57 mins

Archaeological Organizations

The Importance of Major Archaeological Organizations: The Society for Historical Archaeology

The world’s largest organization dedicated to the archaeology of the modern world turns 50 in 2017. Join us as Dr. Schuldenrein talks with Society for Historical Archaeology President Dr. JW Joseph about the importance, history and future of the SHA. 

January 18, 2017 • 56 mins

Preserving A Century of Adventure: The National Geographic Society

For over 100 years, The National Geographic Society has embodied a sense of adventure in faraway locales with the goal of changing the world through science and exploration. Dr. Christopher Thornton discusses his work with the National Geographic Society and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in Oman to offer examples of how we can best preserve the past in a constantly developing world.

March 9, 2016 • 55 mins

Taking a trip to MARS: The 'Military Archaeology Resources Stewardship' Interest Group

MARS brings together like-minded professional archaeologists concerned with the protection of cultural and historic resources during military operations. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. James Wilde, Kristen Mt. Joy and Dr. Duane Quates of MARS to discuss the group's initiatives and goals.

May 6, 2015 • 57 mins

The National Park Service: Almost 100 Years in the Making

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary on August 25, 2016. Dr. Stanley Bond joins us to talk about how the NPS handles public outreach, archaeological site and materials management, and the laws in place the protect our nation's wild places and historic legacy.

October 21, 2015 • 56 mins

UNESCO's Underwater Cultural Heritage Program

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Underwater Cultural Heritage program is an active scientific group that seeks to support the research and preservation of underwater cultural materials around the globe. Dr. Ulrike Guerin, Programme Specialist for the Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section, joins us to discuss the program and his research. 

September 16, 2015 • 56 mins

Archaeological Legacy Institute: Telling the Human Story through Media

The Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) was originally founded by tonight's guest, Dr. Richard Pettigrew, to address the shallowness and inaccuracy of popular news media towards archaeology. Drs. Schuldenrein and Pettigrew discuss the ALI and it's popular news and media outlet, the Archaeology Channel.

September 17, 2014 • 56 mins

Archaeological Non-Profits: The Maya Research Program

The Maya Research Program is a non-profit corporation that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Special guest, Dr. Thomas Guderjan, talks about the goals of the program, their role in uncovering and conserving sites throughout the region, and how you can get involved.

September 10, 2014 • 45 mins

Making a Difference with Archaeologists for Autism

As an archaeologist and father to an autistic teenager, Tom Penders was well-positioned to realize the potential archaeology has to helping kids on the autism spectrum. Driven by a desire to improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities by giving them a stress-free and fun space to engage with the world around them, Tom founded Archaeologists for Autism.

June 18, 2014 • 57 mins

Celebrating Archaeology: International Archaeology Day

Over 60,000 people participated in 2012's National Archaeology Day hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America. Tune in as we talk to Ben Thomas, the Director of Programs for the AIA, and discuss the events International Archaeology Day has inspired. 

October 23, 2013 • 58 mins

“Indy’s Home”: Near Eastern Archaeology and the Oriental Institute

Founded in 1919, The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago is one of the most venerated research institute for Near Eastern archaeology in the world. Dr. Jack Green, chief curator at the Oriental Institute, joins us to discuss the institute and the intersection of archaeology as portrayed on the big screen and "real" archaeology.

August 7, 2013 • 56 mins

Missions of Major Archaeological Organizations: the Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) remains one of the largest and most influential archaeological organization in the United States.  SAA President, Dr. Jeff Altschul, and Executive Director, Ms. Tobi Brimsek, talk to us about the past, present and future of the organization.

May 15, 2013 • 58 mins

The Mission of Major Archaeological Organizations: World Archaeological Congress (WAC)

WAC is the only non-profit international organization of archaeologists of its kind in the world. This week, we bring in President Claire Smith and Vice-President Elect Anne Pyburn  to explore the potential the organization has to promote international co-operation by providing a platform for professionals from a variety of archaeological backgrounds to exchange ideas and goals for the profession. 

March 6, 2013 • 44 mins

The Role of Major Archaeological Organizations: Archaeological Institute of America

Today's program examines the emergence and significance of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), one of the oldest and most venerated archaeological fraternities in the country. We present an interview with Dr. Paula Lazrus, President of the New York Chapter of the AIA, the largest local society of the parent organization in the country.

September 19, 2012 • 55 mins

Archaeology and JPAC's Mission to Repatriate Military Combat Victims

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) is a military command dedicated to repatriating the remains of soldiers lost in our nation’s past conflicts. Deputy Director of the JPAC, Dr. William Belcher, goes through the history of this unique organization and describes how forensic recovery operations are conducted in some of the most remote corners of the world. 

February 1, 2012 • 54 mins

The Veterans Curation Program: Rehabilitation by Archaeology

 As part of the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Repatriation Act (ARRA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Louis District), organized a program to assist the rehabilitation of veterans by teaching them to curate at-risk archaeological collections. In this episode we discuss the emergence and achievements of the Veteran's Curation Program with the archaeologists, program directors, and veterans who have contributed to its success.

October 26, 2011 • 56 mins