'How Old ARE You Now?': The Dating Game in Archaeology and Science

In recent decades, archaeology has improved upon and established a myriad of new dating techniques. Today’s episode reviews some of these techniques and considers their worth and accuracy.

July 6, 2016 • 58 mins

Doing Archaeology in the 21st Century: Digital Approaches

How does one actually DO archaeology in the 21st century? Our guest, Mr. Chris Webster, talks with us about developing technologies and applications that will help move archaeology into the future. 

February 3, 2016 • 57 mins

The Coalescence of Geophysics, Archaeology, Education

Geophysics is becoming an increasingly important component of archaeological survey because of its assessment capabilities. Joining Dr. Schuldenrein to discuss archaeology's use of geophysics is Dr. Robert Stewart.

March 25, 2015 • 57 mins

Time Team America: Making Real Reality TV

PBS' Time Team America offers the public a glimpse into some of the most fascinating sites in the US while also educating them about authentic and ethical archaeological practices. Join our host and Time Team members Dr. Allan Maca, Chelsea Rose, and Dr. Meg Watters, as they discuss their own views on science and the media and what goes into creating a science-focused real reality TV show.

August 13, 2014 • 56 mins

Space Archaeology: Preserving our Cultural Heritage Beyond Earth’s Atmosphere

Space Archaeology may sound like the stuff of science fiction but the preservation of our cultural heritage in outer space has become a pertinent issue in recent years. Satellites, orbital debris, and launch complexes here on earth all document the story of our first ventures into space. Pioneering archaeologists, such as Dr. Beth O’Leary, are leading the way in preserving these objects and structures for future generations. 

July 23, 2014 • 55 mins

Satellite Archaeology: Making Discoveries with Remote Sensing Techniques

In this episode we talk with Harvard University Associate Professor Dr. Jason Ur about using satellite imagery and aerial photography to aid archaeological survey, excavation and research. 

April 16, 2014 • 58 mins

Social Media in Archaeology: Engaging the Public in a Digital World

More and more archaeologists these days are catching on to the idea of using social media as a tool for public engagement, heritage awareness, and activism. Host Dr. Schuldenrein talks with special guests Terry Brock and Doug Rocks-Macqueen to find out what you should consider before designing your own social media strategy.

March 26, 2014 • 57 mins

Archaeology in the Digital Age: Virtual Curation and 3D Archaeology

21st century archaeology is all about making use of the latest technology in order to access and analyze sites and artifacts in new and unique ways. Although archaeologists may be focused on learning from the past, they are constantly developing new ways to do so using today’s newest technological innovations. Join us and special guest Dr. Bernard Means, director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University, as we discuss digital curation, 3D archaeology, and the use of technology in archaeology.

August 21, 2013 • 57 mins

Computers and Archaeology: A Technological Revolution

Dr. Harrison Eiteljorg II, classical archaeologist and the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Architecture, joins the program to discuss the past, present and future of computers and technology in archaeology.

January 2, 2013 • 57 mins

“Not Your Father’s Archaeology”: The Interface of Archaeology, Science, and Technology

By the end of the 21st century, archaeological practice will have changed significantly through the application of new technologies geared towards phasing out traditional large scale and costly excavation. We can already see this happening as high tech mapping, remote sensing and sophisticated sampling techniques are becoming increasingly available, accurate and cost-effective. 

June 6, 2012 • 54 mins