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Podcast title Modern Myth
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Description All too often we talk about fake news and alternative facts as if they are new concepts. In reality history itself is constructed, and thus constrained by its authors, we have as a society taken this as truth and unfortunately there is more to history that just the past.
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1. The Modern Myth of Archaeological Fantasies with ArchyFantasies - Episode 5
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Description: Warning this episode contains a lot of fun, Foregoing a special American holiday, Tristan speaks with pseudo-archaeologist debunker, Sara Head, also known as ArchyFantasies of the ArchyFantasies podcast. We debate skepticism, pseudo-archaeology, podcasting, archaeogaming and much much more,


Twitter : @anarchaeologist 



Music Credit: All music in this episode was created by Danny Boyle
“Alone at bar at 3am” are both copyright to Danny Boyle – contact @OhDannyBoyle for more information.

2. Genetics, Archaeology & The Far Right with Dr. Susanne Hakenbeck - Episode 4 - Modern Myth
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Description: This episode is about the Modern Myth of genetics, race and archaeology that permeates through far right online spaces. Discussions over one’s personal ancestry from DNA testing kits, the fall of Rome and modern migration into Europe. Dr. Susanne Hakenbeck is a senior lecturer in historical archaeology at the University of Cambridge and her recent paper, Genetics, archaeology and the far right: an unholy Trinity identifies the ways in which extremist online spaces foster racist ideas about the past. However it is in many ways the genetic research uses unclear terms and casually equates genetic population and ethnic groups that allow the data to be easily co-opted by the right.


Genetics, archaeology and the far right: an unholy Trinity

Susanne Hakebeck on Twitter

@anarchaeologist @archpodnet


Music - Modern Myth & Alone at a Bar at 3 am - Danny Boyle

3. Episode 3: Insurgent Empire and the Lost Voices in Colonialism with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal
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Description: n this episode of Modern Myth, we begin to unravel the lesser known history of colony and the nuacned ways  in which people occupied the British Imperial space. Talking with Cambridge Reader, Dr. Priyamvada Gopal about her new book Insurgent Empire, Tristan asks what voices are unaccounted for in traditional retellings of the British Empire and why does that have an effect on the modern narrative. The many modern myths of colony are outlined and discussed as well as what the future holds in terms of solidarity with the world.


Insurgent Empire - Verso Books

Twitter : @priyamvadagopal


4. : Repatriation as Foreign Policy - Modern Myth Moment
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Description: Another Modern Myth Moment, the bitesize version of the Modern Myth Show. 
Repatriation isn't just a feelgood measure, it has many effects and needs to be discussed far more in society, Inspired by a heated debate on Twitter, Tristan outlines his views on repatriation and why it links to foreign policy. 

5. I Agree with Graham Hancock!? -Modern Myth Moment - I
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Ok, before you type your strongly worded tweet or you decide to #cancel me please give me a moment to explain. As has been highlighted recently, archaeology has a problem with impact with getting the information out there. Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with the food, its just the service isn’t what you want.

With his new book released graham hancock appeared on the Joe Rogan show and obviously talked at length about his book, he made some salient points and importantly he tied himself to those ideas and that’s where I think we can learn something about outreach.

If you want to argue, tweet at me or send me an email:


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6. Episode 2 : The Modern Myth of Nuclear Power with Martin Pfeiffer
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Quick, Marty, we gotta save the world! From what!? From nuclear annihilation.

Perhaps not so grand, but in this Modern Myth episode we get to grips with the ideas behind nuclear weapons and the boogeyman of radiation, Martin Pfeiffer is a PhD student researching nuclear anthropology and loves going into musems to #LickTheBomb, (he tells us how their casings taste) and what it means to be an activist for denuclearisation of the modern world.


Carol Cohn - “Sex and Death in the World of Defense Intellectuals.”


@NuclearAnthro - for cats and nuclear bombs

@anarchaeologist - for your hosts malarky

@ArchPodNet - for Updates and other shows

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7. Episode 1 : The Modern Myth of Brexit with Kenny Brophy
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Brexit, it's a word we hear all too often, no doubt we are fatigued by it. But in the cusp of its realization perhaps we should look how we got here. What helped create the narrative and  what information was drawn upon in order to make it seem that leaving the EU was the decision to vote for, at least for three majority of people.

I speak to Kenny Brophy from the University of Glasgow about his paper Brexit And Prehistory about the ways in which narratives were created and how people use symbols of the past to create their own narratives, and in some cases their own cairns.

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The Brexit Hypothesis and Prehistory - Kenny Brophy

Response to ‘Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas’ - Lorna Richardson & Thomas Booth



Music - Danny Boyle

Modern Myth

Alone at a Bar at 3am



8. ArchWorld I : Virtualistation For the Masses - Episode 49
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Bring yourself online..... 

The HBO drama Westworld has entered its second season, dealing with a robot revolt and what it means to be Artificial Intelligence and by extension, human. All against a backdrop of America's favourite cultural setting, the Wild West. Tristan uses Westworld to introduce his multi episode series on virtual archaeology and the importance of thinking about representation of archaeology; do we want a fun and engaging history that allows people to explore or should we let people "peek behind the curtain" in order to be more honest.


Music - Danny Boyle

Holographic Overture

Alone at a Bar at 3am




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9. Supremacist Cheeseboard - Episode 48
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Content Warning - Racism, Far Right Wing

Cheddar Man was only meant to be one data point within a wider data-set about prehistoric migrations into Britain. Instead the representation of Cheddar Man with dark skin sent the right wing blog-o-sphere into a media furore claiming conspiracy and bad science. And although its fun to laugh at white supremacists who make such a huge point of having direct lineage have to come to terms with a "black ancestor" - is this really the conversation we need to have? Surely there must be more to talk about when it comes to race, genetics and the representation of the past. 



Richardson, L-J. (2014). Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context, Internet Archaeology 38. 





Kevin Logan - (Voice) Person 1 + Customer


Michael Rowlands - (Voice) Narrator 



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10. Farewell Persephone - Episode 47
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Description: Today Tristan discusses and ruminates on death, funerary practices, and where archaeology fits into all of it.

11. We Are The Decay - Episode 46
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Description: Launching what he calls “The Archaeologist’s Manifesto” Tristan is back again (after another hiatus) and will be bringing a propaganda fuelled monthly podcast to your ears. Todays episode focuses on Decay and what that means in modern society – looking at how histories are treated and whether forgetting a history is as bad as damaging it for other ideological reasons. 

12. **-)#^$$ Intercepted Transmission^%^*"£^($
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13. End of Anarchaeologist - Episode 45
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Hello Everyone, this has been a long time coming - I have decided to retire for the moment this show. It won't mean the end of my work here at the network, in fact I will be more involved behind the scenes. I have things change in my life which means I don't have the same kind of time to record. 


I will still be on Twitter and be available by email, so don't hesitate to contact me.



Music by D. Boyle

14. CIfA2017 #PTAC and a better Way - Episode 44
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Tristan is talking nonsense again, from a hole smashed through the wall of a normal timely schedule comes another new format episode including your favourite clips of a fictional dystopia. Topics covered in this episode is politics, being at CIFA, future conferences and perhaps touching on a better way of communicating archaeology.



Sessions recorded at CIFA2017

Thanks to Doug Rocks-MacQueen - @Openaccessarch

We strive to achieve standards – to be do better archaeology.

The “manel” and the CIFA response and E&D Group response

15. You Can Do it - Episode 43 - Anarchaeologist
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Description: Today’s episode trials a new format of the Anarchaeologist podcast, now on a monthly release schedule (adhering to anything wouldn't be very anarchistic would it?).  Tristan talks about getting involved with projects and taking part in the world, and more importantly why everyone should feel at least they have some chance to do something worthwhile. A special recording is provided by Dr. Chloe Duckworth a.k.a. ArchaeoDuck. And for the first time on the network we hear from the 5YR Leader and his opinions on archaeology.

16. I Vouch For Poucher - Episode 42
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Back in January, I spoke to the wonderful Cath Poucher, who runs the CPD Hertiage Blog and is part of the CIfA Equality and Diversity committee. In this conversation we discuss Stonehenge, Archaeological Twitter, being visible online and what its like to leave archaeology as a career.

 Recorded in a 'dungeon' In the Bodleian Library







17. We Will Be the Decay - Episode 41
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Today's episode is an attempt to take on the #Archmanifesto "The Archaeologist's Manifesto" - a political slice of archaeology. In this episode, Tristan talks the new Stonehenge tunnel, why the past is important and why the discussion about what we support in history through the allocation of resources. Shout out to Evelyn on twitter who answered the hashtag #archmedia (@dingledodie77) 

18. Preview New Season - Episode 41
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Welcome to the new age of the Anarchaeologist Podcast. Tristan is back to destory the very gorund beneath our feet with his approach to the gap between the past, the present and the future. 


Full episode released 18/01/17

19. Repatriation - Episode 40
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Description: Today, Tristan rants about repatriation and rails against the British Museum! It's an exciting show that covers some serious topics in the news today.

20. Low Energy Plasmas - Episode 39
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Hello Everyone - a new episode with just myself talking this time - I am talking plasmas, science and how this may be a glimpse of the future of archaeology! 



Wiki on Induction Plasma

Albuquerque Journal article


Social Media


21. Science, Certification and Chris Webster - Episode 37
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Joining together in an all too rare occurrence, Tristan and Chris tackle the use of science in CRM archaeology. Since both podcasters arrived to archaeology from science based backgrounds, it was important to establish how that may have influenced how Chris views his field projects and how this became an inspiration for the Professional Certification for Scientists, a new learning website dedicated to bringing knowledge and credibility to those who work in the field or in the lab.



Social Media

@Anarchaeologist – Twitter IG

@ArcheoWebby - Twitte

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The world has gone mad! At once decrying the death of heritage in the middle east by terrorist hands and then squeezing in the end of archaeology in the uk as we know it. I, the anarchaeologist, will topple the tyrannical narrative and try show the other side of the argument and why archaeologists over the uk are worried.



UK Petition

Social Media

@Anarchaeologist - Twitter IG


23. Palmyra Must Fall - Episode 35
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"The Echoes of the Past speak louder than any voice I hear right now" - Farewell Mona Lisa, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Words that have much meaning in today's iconophilic traditionalist society where the comical giants of politics saunter around proclaiming that simplybuilding 3D scanned monuments will somehow undo the damage done. Well don't hold out for any sympathies, because what the Palmyra reconstruction shows is that monumental heritage is more important than people.

If there are unjustices and debate in the public sphere concerning the past then let us as archaeologists not shy away, let us challenge the status quo, let's bring humanity back into the centre of archaeology.

24. He's not Dead, he was only busy - Anarchaeologist - Episode 34
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Guess who’s back with a brand new track, Tristan opens his first line of attack; pointing out his inability to hold to his own schedule. In this episode the Anarchaeologists meanders through the last few months including talking about the Hidden Heritage Conference in Dorchester and the CIfA conference in Leicester, mentioning people he’s met and things he has picked up. Sorry about the delay in releases, I will catch up very quickly, there is a lot of people on my pod list right now.



Scarf http://www.scottishheritagehub.com/

ADS http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/

Internet Archaeology http://intarch.ac.uk/


Social Media

@Anarchaeologist Twitter/IG

Talllankyteapot SnapCha 

25. Enabled Archaeology – Theresa O’Mahony – Episode 33
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Description: Today’s episode takes a look at the unknown world of archaeology as experienced by people with disabilities and some of the barriers they face when it comes to working and learning in the archaeological and historical sector. I speak with Theresa O’Mahony of Enabled Archaeology, a post-graduate student at University College London, who has used her own experiences to motivate herself to research how those with disabilities are treated. In this episode she discuss some of her preliminary findings and shares some sad and shocking stories she has heard from those she has interviewed for her research. Theresa is looking to set up a foundation to support those she calls Enabled Archaeologists, this term applying to both disabled/enabled and able-bodied people.

26. QUB a Dub Dub 2 - David Bell and Jill Almond
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David Bell and I sit down to talk theory, being a mature student and most importantly of all, swords. We meander through the physical parts of archaeology and how an engineer became an archaeologist studying swords. And of course David explains the difference between a knife, a halberd and a rapier.


Jill Almond is studying architecture in asylums in both Ireland and Scotland and compairing the uses of space to create different environment. We discuss what archaeology is and the wide variety of archaeologists that exist within the research environment.







27. QUB a Dub Dub - Belfast University Archaeologists
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You could say I am in my element with this weeks show; part one of 2 of the wonderful conversations that I had with the wonderful people from Queen's University Belfast Geography Archaeology Paleoecology Group. 







28. Göbekli Tepe, a conversation with Jens Notroff Episode 30
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Description: In this weeks episode, we go for the strangest of the strange and oldest of the old, Göbekli Tepe. This site situated in Southern Turkey near the border with Syria and is argueably the oldest momument building by humans, around 11,000 years old. The oldest 14C date is around 9,700-9,300 calBC.

29. Mark Watson and Hidden Heritage - Episode 29
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Tristan speaks to Mark Watson of Hidden Heritage.

30. Anarchaeologist Speaks: Used History and Lead Objects - Episode 28
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Description: Today Tristan takes on the news in his usual rambling tones. The topics covered are from a number of different sources (listed below); with many modern discussions using history in hyperbolic ways to justify action and inaction, its time to step back and see how the past is used.

31. Working all day, Eco Homes and Palmayra - Anarchaeologist Speaks - Episode 27
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Hello and welcome to another "I can't get a guest speaker so I am just going to ramble on anyway" episode. Today's episode is a bit more knowledgable than usual since I have now actually worked out in a field and not just poured over a textbook. I also wanted to talk about the recent news story of the ancient "Eco-home" and why that may a problem name and finally I talk a little about how people react to you telling them you're an archaeologist, or at least Anarchaeologist

Tweet Tristan @Anarchaeologist

Or Read the Blog


32. Paul's Disco Ball - Episode 26
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Paul Edward Montgomery 

Today’s episode is with University of York PhD Paul Montgomery, public archaeologist 

We sit down to talk public archaeology, Paul’s perspective on history and more importantly music and shows like Metalocalpse. Monogolian Throat singing rap? Metal bands based in history? Continuing into the history of Disco and why you avoid falling down Wikipedia holes. Paul also realises his love for big shiny outfits. 
We chat about race and class in Nicaragua where Paul grew up, the colonial origins of words and the state of archaeology in Nicurgua.

Check out Paul’s blog below
Apologies for the technical difficulties that you will hear throughout this episode, I have tried my best to fix that.

33. Stephen Reid Of Immersive Minds - Episode 25
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tephen Reid of Immersive minds takes us on a journey, from his time in call centres to his current business of using technology to educate. In particular, Stephen’s work on Minecraft recreations of historic buildings have taken the internet by storm with Penicuik Houseand Geocaching in Minecraft.

I take the tough questions to Stephen about using videogames to help educate children and what the challenges and benefits are; Does Call of Duty belong in the classroom? Does Tetris have the answer?

Stephen believes in immersion and you will too by the end of this episode.

Remember to check out the rest of the Podcast Network for more great shows, especially since now we have Kim Biddulph’s Prehistories .

Share this episode with your friends and colleagues and tell them about the Archaeology Podcast Network

34. Episode 24 : Robert "The M stands for Mischevious" Chapple
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Hello Everyone and welcome back to the Anarchaeologist podcast! It's been a while but we are coming back swinging with an absolute belter of an episode. Today I am speaking to the wonderful Robert M Chapple - a man infamous (they say) because of a Crannog in Ireland and a 'recovering archaeologist'. Adding to this we bring up having a reputation in archaeology (undeserved or otherwise) and how to survive outside the world of archaeology. 

This has a lot of accent in it. 

Remember to follow me @Anarchaeologist and @ArchPodNet on Twitter for updates and you'll definitely want to follow @RMChapple too  

35. Soup and Sandwich Meal Deal : Episode 2 - Games, Egypt and Society
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Hello Everyone or alternatively helo pawb if you are Welsh!


Once again I am joined by Mr. Soup from ArchaeoSoup Productions bringing a somewhat respectable air to the chaotic show! We talk topical stories in archaeology, Nefertiti's Tomb and why that ties into press releases and sensationalism in the media. Next up we talk about how history is misread by society and Mr. soup and I get into a bit of a back and forth about the purpose of history.

We discuss the reaction to the recent Motherboard article by Andrew Reinhard and what that means for archaeology.

Are you a meta - processual archaeologist?


WARNING : Terrible jokes, really bad puns and a chaotic conversation

36. Episode 23: EAA Glasgow, Social Media and Ask an Archaeologist
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Hello Everyone - so I lost episode 22 - oops, sorry.


Instead I am producing an episode here and now and with many more detintely in the pipeline. Today's episode talks about my new job, EAA Glasgow 2015 conference and what I have coming up for you in the next couple of weeks. An important message I would like to share is that of how speaking online isn't something we should do lightly, in fact, we should actually be more ready to listen to others and what they have to say rather than making sure our voice is the loudest in the room 100% of the time. It can be doifficult to feel heard especially in the ocean of voices on the internet, but we should take this time we have to listen and engage - listen and Retweet. If you want to read the whole thing you can find a link here to the blog.

Finishing off the episode with a little segment called Ask An Archaeologist with questions from my Twitter feed! Thank you all for sending them in!


The League of Nerds Podcast - 085 Cancer 'cures' and cannabis

37. Episode 21 : Tim Hunt, Biblical Vases and the Importance of Archaeology
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Hello Everyone, sorry for the late release of this episode, I want to justify it with complaining about my life but I digress here is an episode of me rambling for an age. I would be in error if I didn't mention Tim Hunt and his recent comments (old news now) - relating to our own specific conversations in archaeology. Next up a story about a biblical vase and a name that appeared in the Bible. News about the Kennewick Man.  I finish the episode with a rant about the importance of Archaeology because it wouldn't be me if I didn't!




Download the Episode Here


38. Episode 20.5 : Announcements And Updates
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Hello everyone, this is a quick update abotu what's happening over the next number of months with the Anarchaeologist podcast. I am having to spread myself quite thin and I really don't want to keep apologising for not releasing. I am thinking of changing to the format in the meantime to a "The Anarchaeologist Speaks" type in a bid to use what small time I have free to give you your well deserved episodes.

Thank you to everyone who has interacted and talked to me on Twitter and elsewhere - you are amazing and keep me going




39. Episode 20: Gabe and Tristan Battle For the Truth
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Hello and welcome back to a crowning example of what really happens when archaeologists talk at length. Gabe Moshenska makes a return to the show, bringing us up to date on his Oral Histories project but soon enough a wider conversation on the presentation of the Second World War and how history is used by various political factions to back up their own ideas. Furthermore we descend even deeper into the world of Political Correctness, the right wing and how archaeology can be part of rediscovering history. 

WARNING: Contains Dirty Leftist Propaganda






40. Episode 19: Zenobie Wan Has Taught me Well
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Todays episode transcends the atlantic ocean to bring the wonderful Zenobie Garrett, Archaeologist living in New York but originally from Illinoise. We talk Mediveal archaeology and how it isn’t what you normally expect and how public archaeology is the most important thing we can engage in. I comment on the culture of archaeologists and Zenobie drops a few puns. We talk about what archaeology is and why we were both drawn to it.

Find Zenobie on twitter @ZenobieWan

41. Episode 18 : Archaeodeath : Discussing the Pestiferous
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Today we go into the depths of death; to the bottom of the pit to discover the man behind the blog Archaeodeath. Today's guest is Proffessor Howard Williams of the University of Chester, England. Here we discuss the meaning of death in archaeology and the role of Mortuary Archaeology as a specialisation. Despite this morbid topic, we have a wonderful chat about comedy, humour and not being super serious all the time (in fact sometimes it pays to be funny). Professor Williams explains the story behind his recent blog post on studying cemeteries. 

We also talk about who can speak out and what it means to be offensive  as a Professor in a University or as a young career archaeologist.

I discuss how metal and archaeology can come together and what the best rap battle between archaeologists could be.

If you want to check out Professor Williams' Blog you can find it here, and if you want to follow him on Twitter click here


Head on over to the Archaeology Podcast Network for more great shows!

If you want to contact me : admin@anarchaeologist.co.uk or tristan@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com

42. Soup and Sandwich Meal Deal 1
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Description: Today's view special episode of the Anarchaeologist podcast is a lively news commentary on the latest archaeological news hitting the headlines. I am joined by Mr. Soup of Archaeosoup Productions to dissect and examine stories on cannibals, cognition and champagne. we go head to head in the worst archaeology jokes we can think of and I am corrected on pronunciation several times. 


Stay tuned for this week's normal episode on Wednesday on the topic of ArchaeoDeath, in the meantime, head on over to the Archaeology Podcast Network to hear the other shows!


Mr Soup
Twitter       Website          Youtube

43. The Anarchaeologist Speaks - Cannibalism, Picts and Online Resources
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Description: Hello everyone, apologies for last week's no show - this week I'll bring an extra  special The Anarchaeologist Speaks - which it seems is becoming a more regular feature, especially for those who like me talking for around 15 minutes

Archaeotech Live

Cannibalism in Gough's Cave - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/human-origins/humans-in-britain/goughs-cave-cannibalism/index.html

Pictish Fort in North East Scotland - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32325310

 Roman Burial Online resource - http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/romangl/


Twitter - Podcasts

@Davidmaier7 - Podcast without Borders

@StrangerCons - Stranger Conversations

@Musingsofashibe -  Musings Of a Shibe 

@wiretechgirl @AngelsFreak7 - Dark Angels Pretty Freaks

@liarcitypodcast _ liar City Podcast

@poddigest - Podcast Digest

44. The Anarchaeologist Speaks - Episode 17
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HARK! The trowels no longer shuffle in the dirt and the test pits have been dug. This week's episode settles down with Tristan aka The Anarchaeologist, as he goes on a tirade about news stories almost a month old. Fear not, dear listener, despite lacking topicality, Tristan assures me that his tone is witty, relentless and slightly over the top. 

If you had ideas about ISIS or The Temple of the Monkey, prepare to be amazed at even more questions and pondering as well as some food for thought.

The Anarchaeologist will return to normal programming with the next episode, in the meantime I leave you in the capable hands and warm tones of Tristan Boyle 

45. Episode 16 Electric Archaeology with Shawn Graham
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Description: Today's episode we enter the electric zone of archaeology with our guide Shawn Graham. Talking about his blog and how it has led through his identity as an academic starting off and how it got him the job he has now because of it.

We talk about Public archaeology and what it means and how we can deal with it.


And interestingly, how do archaeologists interact with each other?


Best summed up "There's no point in doing work for the audience of one"




Modern Myth RSS

46. Episode 15 : Shamanism in The UK
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Description: Sporting a headdress of red deer bones and antlers, Masters student of Archaelogy James Dilley brings a flavour of Shamanism to the Anarchaeologist Podcast. We discuss the reality of Shaman practises in the UK (which I can’t pronounce properly the entire episode), and what life was like for bronze age wizards. We also discuss modern pagan groups and what inspired James to enter the Spirit World, and talks us through many important finds of Shamanistic burial sites, which ultimately influenced his Shaman kit.

I ask whether it fits my Neanderthal frame.


We discuss modern pagan groups and James’ own attraction to Shamanism and what inspired him to enter the world of the spirits.


Check out his website Ancient Craft UK and his Twitter handle @ancientcraftuk


If you are interested in supporting the network click here; have a show idea or want to appear in an episode get in touch and finally remember to check out this show on twitter @anarchaeologist

47. Episode 14: Experimental Vs Experiential
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Description: Today I sit down with the "Saturday Night Shaman" and owner of Ancient Crafts UK to shed light on the great debate of experimental Vs. experiential archaeology.


We talk through what goes into making stone axes and I quickly discover how much James likes knapping.

James recalls his time on history tv shows such as Time Team and others and explains that link to experiential archaeology.



Ancient Craft UK website

James' Twitter

Anarchaeologist Twitter


48. Episode 13: Archaeologie in 3D
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Description: Today i speak to Eik jageman of Archaeologie in 3D twitter handle and blog. We discuss  the hows and whys of taking 3D scanning of archaeological sites and structures, how to get that information out there and the big issues with dealing with reconstructing the past. 

We also talk about archaeology in Germany past and present, as well as making terrible generalisations!



Eik's Twitter



49. Episode 12 : Time Team (UK)
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Description: Hello and welcome to a special episode of the Anarchaeologist podcast, today's show stars James Dilly, Kim Bidduph and Paul Carmichael. We are talking about Time team!

We talk about what time team is and our fond memories of it, James reveals his special connections to Time Team, and we look at the future of what an archaeological show can be like.


Paul gives us an insight into the world of broadcasting and what hurdles future shows may face; so if you are interested this episode is for you!



We also talk about the Time Team Campaign on Change.org run by time team fans,


"Mick Aston sadly passed away on 24th June 2013, He featured in 19 out of 20 Series of the popular programme Time Team.

We think it would be really nice and fitting to pay #Respect to the late Mick Aston via doing a Special 'One-Off' DIG in memory of him at a location Mick would have loved!

We know More4 are to air old episodes of Time Team in tribute of Mick on July 13th 2013, But us Time Team Fans would like to see a Special 'One Last Dig' for Mick.

Thank You,

Lee Brady"





James Dilley

Kim Buddulph 

Paul Carmichael



Time Team Campaign 

50. Episode 11: Schools Prehistory and a lot of other things
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Description: Hello and welcome to a slighlty delayed podcast episode, I haven't been feeling the best so I've been slow to edit. However this one is a good one. Today I speak with (sometimes at) Kim Biddulph of School's Prehistory, dedicated to providing great resources for educators about the past. In this episode we not only cover the history of Schools Prehistory but we take a look at archaeology, archaeologists, presenting history and I make a flailing defense of theory.


I apologise for some audio quality, I messed up my settings and I tried to edit as possible, I also apologise to Kim for talking a lot.


Check out the website : Schools Prehistory 

and find them on Twitter @SchPrehistory

51. Episode 10 : A very Archaeological Christmas
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Description: Merry Christmas Everyone! So today is a very special episode - I took a very traditional Christmas poem and have put my own twist on it. I hope you enjoy and share it with your friends and colleagues.

I also look back across my episodes and why I have even made this podcast. I also look forwards to new year and what shows I want to get made.



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52. Episode 9 : Oral Histories - The Archaeologists Who Built London
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Description: In todays episode I speak to the wonderful Gabe Moshenska as he describes his latest project, the Archaeologists who built London. This is no ordinary project, this is an oral history of the archaeologists who dug in London after the bombing of the second world war and uncovered the rich history of the capital city. You will find a link below to the project page which is being crowdsourced via Micropasts and the video for the project features Gabe's very own artistic talent. We also manage to talk about archaeology in the public sphere, (unfortunately Mr. Moshenska has a soft spot for Indiana Jones) and why we should have more women in archaeological media. 



The Project Page on Micropasts

53. Episode 8 : Swapping Trowels for Controllers - Archaeology and Videogames Part 2
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Description: The adventure begins once again! The mystery and adventure of archaeology lends itself easily to gamification, that is, general ideas about archaeology make for fun games; however can we learn something more from this interaction?  Is there a future in this area?  Here at the Anarchaeologist podcast, we would like to think so; this episode is following up on theme explored in our debut show with Andrew Reinhard. Although this time the reins are taken by Tara Coppelstone, who is doing her PhD at the University of York on Archaeology and Videogames.

 In this episode Tara explains the connections between these apparent distant worlds and demonstrates that link by showing telling us about the various archaeological games she has made. We talk about representation and how the past has to be carefully handled. The future of information is heading ever more digital, can we as archaeologists keep up and adapt?


Tara's Blog


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54. Episode 7 : Cornelius Holtorf and The Temple of Public Archaeology
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Description: This episode is in an interesting look into the balance between allowing people to talk about the past in their own terms and how academics can respond in meaningful ways. How can we decide on what the past is and also what it means? How should we deal with non-standard views of the past while maintaining our integrerity. Many archaeologists bemoan the way in  which the past is sensationalised for newspapers but could this be a blessing in disguise?

Proffessor Holtorf's book - "Archaeology as a Brand" has been praised and critiqued by people all over the world; make up your mind by listening to what he has to say. He certainly changed my opinion on things, will he change yours as well?

55. Episode 6: Archaeologists Under Fire/ Saving Mes Aynak
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Description: Today’s episode is a little different to others; I speak to Brent Huffman, a filmmaker with a passion for a site in Afghanistan Mes Aynak is under threat from a Chinese mining company who wish to perform open cast mining on the site to acquire the copper ore underneath. In this episode, Brent describes his motivation for travelling in a very dangerous part of Afghanistan and what he saw on site; I ask him about how his opinion of archaeology has changed over the course of filming and he describes his frustration with the politics of the site preventing meaningful salvage of the history. Some of the things talked about are very difficult to hear and I want to put a slight disclaimer for listeners to be aware of some of the occupational dangers of working in this part of the world.

The film is premiering at the International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam  and if you want more information head on over to the Saving Mes Aynak website





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56. Episode 5 : Anarchism and Archaeology
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Description: Today I speak to Ed Gonzalez-Tennant about Anarchism and Archaeology, archaeology in the American south and how to apply these kind of ideas to methodology. Although Anarchism conjures up many different reactions, serious discussion of it has been lacking in academic circles. We explore what anarchism means, why some warn its a death wish to write about and how to topple the hierarchies of knowledge and history to provide a level field for everyone. If community archaeology interests you, this episode is for you. Also I completely lost it at one point so be prepared. I hope you enjoy listening to Ed as much as I did.



57. Episode 4 : Open Access Archaeology
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Description: In todays episode I have a conversation with Doug who runs the website open access archaeology. In addition to this website which has lots of handy links, he runs a twitter account @OpenAccessArch which  tweets out links to thousands of open access articles to read to your hearts content. OpenAccess has been causing a stir in academic circles but now more than ever, the paywall between the public and papers is being slowly dismantled.

If you want to know more about open access listen to todays episode or head over to Open Access Archaeology



Intro Music is Something Right and Something Real by In An Instant

Outro Music is performed by The Smokin Diamonds

58. Episode 3 : Community Archaeology
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Description: On today's podcast I talk to Harriet and Dr Lorna Richardson about community archaeology; we discuss what it means in theory and in practise as well as responding to the phrase "archaeology is community archaeology or it is nothing".

How can community archaeology bring people together? What does it mean to people? These questions and many are discussed in this downloadable podcast.


Tune in every fortnight and don't forget to find us on iTunes as well


Lorna Richardson


Twitter @lornarichardson

59. Episode 2 : Archaeology And New Media
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Description: Today’s episode is in two parts; first I talk to Tom Goskar who is the creator of the original Archaeocast and what it was like first podcasting back in 2004, what the future holds and he ends up quizzing me at certain points. The second guest is Mr. Soup, creator of the ArchaeoSoup Channel on Youtube; we get angry at people talking about Stonehenge and talk about the future of archaeology.



Tom Goskar : Website

Archaeosoup : Youtube Channel ; Website 

60. Episode 1 : Archaeology and Videogames
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Description: Welcome to the Anarchaeologist Podcast - In today's episode we take the first tentative steps into the world of Archaeology and videogames. My guest is Andrew Reinhard, self proclamined "Punk Archaeologist", publisher and runs the Archaeogaming blog.


We discuss archaeology's representation in videogames, archaeology in Skyrim and World of Warcraft and the future of archaeology in the gaming industry!


Feel free to comment or if you have feedback email admin@anarchaeologist.co.uk


Thanks to In An Instant for use of their music - which you can check out at http://inaninstant.bandcamp.com/