Podcasts de Indiana Jones

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Cultural Entanglements: Early Globalization in the Americas

When Spain, the 16th century European superpower, spread into the Americas it created a plethora of “situations of...

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

“Space Archaeology” may sound like the stuff of science fiction – an archaeologist’s attention is usually focused...

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Special Encore Presentation: Reconfiguring Archaeology in the Age of Sustainability

Two trends in contemporary archaeology will forever change the direction of the field. First, the reduction in pure...

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Our Ailing Ancestors: Uncovering Misconceptions in Paleopathology

How do archaeologists know what they do about life thousands of years ago? One way is by studying the diseases our...

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The Role of Historical Artifacts in Forging National Identities

This Friday, Americans celebrate the independence of their nation and what it means to be American. Join our host as...

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Special Encore Presentation: The State of Mexican Archaeology in 2013

In our series on ancient civilizations we have highlighted the sophisticated methodologies and novel discoveries...

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Making a Difference with Archaeologists for Autism

As an archaeologist and father to Becky, a teenager who was diagnosed with autism as a child, Tom Penders was...

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Our Dumb Ancestors: The Flawed Assumptions Behind Pseudoarchaeology

In this episode, Dr. Schuldenrein and special guest Dr. Kenneth Feder deal with an assumption that underpins a lot of...

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New Miami Circles: Controversy and Compromise in Site Preservation

On a fundamental level, the decision to try and preserve a historically-important site is a public one. And yet, the...

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A Transformative Force: The Environmental Impact of the Baltic Crusades

The crusaders who launched a bloody holy war against the pagan societies of the Eastern Baltic left a profound legacy...

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A Double-Edged Sword: The Rise of Fakes and Forgeries in the Antiquities Market

With the advent of online markets such as eBay and Craigslist, the antiquities market has entered a whole new playing...

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Punk Archaeology: Questioning Academic Traditions

Ever notice the sheer number of archaeologists who are into punk rock music? What effect has this had on the...

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Satellite Archaeology: Making Discoveries with Remote Sensing Techniques

Have you ever wondered how an archaeologist knows where to dig? Traditional methods include surveying, which...

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With a Grain of Salt: Specialization and the Social Construction of Value in Ancient China

Gold, Gucci handbags, a Malibu beach house – all are examples of what we value as a society. Ever step back and...

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Special Encore Presentation: They Left it All Out in the Field: The Contemporary State of Battlefield Archaeology

Conflict Archaeology or the Archaeology of Battlefields is a sub-discipline that has risen to the forefront since the...

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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...

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Without a Trace? Rethinking the Place of the Dead in Historical Accounts of the Past

In Madagascar today, and in the recent past, the dead are understood to inhabit the world alongside the living....

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Reliving Legends: The Olympics Then and Now

Enjoy the Winter Olympics this year? Join us and special guest Dr. Thomas Scanlon to learn about the Games’ ancient...

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