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In this episode, we are joined by Matthew Ayre (PhD), a post-doctoral fellow with the Arctic Institute of North America. He has always been fascinated with the British Arctic whaling trade, and has made impressive jumps from geography, to histo
Have you ever played a video game and thought: “How accurate is this?”? That is the essence of what we hoped to discuss in this episode, and to do it, we were joined by Gillian’s “gaming” boyfriend, Luke Smith. A more conversational episode tha
Have you ever played a video game and thought: “How accurate is this?”? That is the essence of what we hoped to discuss in this episode, and to do it, we were joined by Gillian’s “gaming” boyfriend, Luke Smith. A more conversational episode tha
Our sincerest apologies for the looooong unintended hiatus before the release of this episode. This semester really got the best of us (mostly Gillian) and I dropped the ball on this episode. Very sorry about that! “Peas” forgive us. Hope you s
In this episode of our “Careers in Archaeology” series we interview Kayleigh Speirs, the Curator and Manager of Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (Manitou Mounds) Historical Centre owned and operated by Rainy River First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. In t
Following up on our very fun and informative interview with Dr. Kimberly Williams, we thought we would explore the Wild West a bit. More specifically, sex work in the Wild West! We explored the archaeology of brothels and search for answers to
While we had hoped to continue our “Careers in Anthropology” series, this is a slight deviation from that, although no less interesting nor less informative! In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Kimberly A. Williams, a feminist scholar, award-
For our second interview in our “Careers in Archaeology” series, we’re very excited to be joined by Stevie Sheppard, a Parks Canada Terrestrial Archaeologist.In this episode, we discuss the rigorous application process for a coveted Parks archa
This is a special episode of our “Careers in Anthropology” series. In this episode, we interview Margarita de Guzman. Margarita is a female entrepreneur who started her own CRM (Cultural Resource Management) company in Calgary, Alberta. In this
Join us this week as we talk about only a few of the many amazing womxn in anthropology! In this episode, we give a brief synopsis of the lives of Margaret Pattison Staples-Brown (or Makereti Papakura), Jane Goodall, and Dr. Alexandra Jones; an
It’s summertime, and a lot of us are drinking beer or other cold bevies while sitting *physically distanced* with our friends outside. Wheat has been domesticated for a very long time. Humans have been brewing beer and other fermented beverages
Gill and Lulu get to pick Kelsey's brain about digital heritage!What is it? How is it useful? What are the pros and cons? How can it be used for archaeology? These are just some of the topics covered in this episode.Go to
In this episode, Lulu, Gill and Kelsey continue the conversation from episode 7 on racism and specifically how our field has, and continues to, contribute to racism and "race science." At what point do we throw out the whole discipline and star
***The point of this is in NO WAY for you to listen to this podcast episode instead of melanated voices. This episode is for people who don’t think there is racism in Canada, don’t understand systemic racism in Canada, or don’t know where to st
As a follow-up to our last episode focusing on the history of language, we thought we would release a super short episode to talk about some linguistic achievements! The "Rosetta" (Rashid) Stone and the Behistun Inscription are both examples of
Communication is everything for humans. It’s how we tell people what we want, what we need, that we love them, that we just can’t stand the way they do the dishes (we can’t help it… We’ve been cooped up inside for a long time), so when did spee
How many cool female monarchs in history do you know? Tamar of Georgia? Hatshepsut? Zenobia? Do you know what matrilineal societies are? Inspired by Victoria day on May 18th, Gill, Lulu and Kelsey will be discussing these topics, among others.
This is the final part of our current exploration into the history of anthropology and archaeology (for now! Give us another 20 years and we’ll be back at it). Going off of Part 2, in which we discussed Processualism and Post-Processualism, we
In part 2 of The Origins of Anthropology, Gill, Lulu and Kelsey review the history of anthropology and archaeology after ~1950 and after culture historical archaeology and anthropological thought, starting with early functional processual archa
Following up on their first episode, Origin Stories, Gill, Lulu and Kelsey delve into the "origins" of anthropology and archaeology. Where does archaeology start and anthropology end? What nefarious deeds did Napoleon commit in Egypt? Who is Fr
In this special episode, Gill and our new host Kelsey use Earth Day as an opportunity to reflect on humans' long history with the environment, how that has changed, where we are now in the "Anthropocene", and where we might get to in the future
For our very first episode, we want to focus on some firsts in human history. There's a lot, so we just chose a couple. Who was the “first” modern human ancestor? What about the first technology - stone tools? And with those human ancestors, wh
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