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Modern Myth

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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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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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The Most Interesting Podcast You Never Knew You Needed

By cmad788 - Feb 25 2015
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I never knew this topic interested me, but this show offers such a fun and intriguing take.

Really Good

By Clapyrhands - Dec 25 2014
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Super-dense and really informative. An intense look at archeology.

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11 Ratings
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The Most Interesting Podcast You Never Knew You Needed

By cmad788 - Feb 25 2015
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I never knew this topic interested me, but this show offers such a fun and intriguing take.

Really Good

By Clapyrhands - Dec 25 2014
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Super-dense and really informative. An intense look at archeology.
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Modern Myth

Latest release on Aug 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Anarchaeologist Speaks - Episode 17

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**WARNING CONTAINS ARCHAEOLOGICAL BLACK METAL**

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 

Apr 01 2015

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Insurgent Empire and the Lost Voices in Colonialism with Dr. Priyamvada Gopal

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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.

Links

Insurgent Empire - Verso Books

Twitter : @priyamvadagopal

@anarchaeologist 

Jul 04 2019

50mins

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Rank #3: The Modern Myth of MWAH with Rosie Loftus

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Content warning : Discussion about Harassment and mentions of sexual assault


Today's episode features Rosie Loftus, Assistant Supervisor for CFA Archaeology, based in the UK. She is also one of the founding members of Mentoring Women in Archaeology and Heritage.We discuss the creation of MWAH and the kind of efforts it supports, and explore examples of why such a group may be necessary in our current world.

Information about the award ceremony where Dani Bradford was awarded the Marsh prize for Early Career Researcher

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50537720

Mentoring Women in Archaeology and Heritage Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1587710151360340/

 Bajr Guide on Sexual Harrassment

http://www.bajr.org/BAJRGuides/44.%20Harrasment/Sexual-Harassment-in-Archaeology.pdf

Prospect Trade Union

https://prospect.org.uk/

Seeing Red Guide

https://www.archaeologists.net/sites/default/files/Seeing_Red_Guide_FinalV1%20%282%29.pdf

May 13 2020

55mins

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Rank #4: 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! 

Links 

Wiki on Induction Plasma

Albuquerque Journal article

Social Media

@Anarchaeologist

Jul 06 2016

22mins

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Rank #5: Genetics, Archaeology & The Far Right with Dr. Susanne Hakenbeck - Episode 4 - Modern Myth

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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.

Links

Genetics, archaeology and the far right: an unholy Trinity

Susanne Hakebeck on Twitter

@anarchaeologist @archpodnet

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

Jul 30 2019

50mins

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Rank #6: 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.

Links

Scarf http://www.scottishheritagehub.com/

ADS http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/

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

Social Media

@Anarchaeologist Twitter/IG

Talllankyteapot SnapCha 

May 01 2016

28mins

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Rank #7: Repatriation - Episode 40

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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.

Jul 27 2016

22mins

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Rank #8: Episode 15 : Shamanism in The UK

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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

Mar 04 2015

41mins

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Rank #9: 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) 

Jan 18 2017

58mins

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Rank #10: The Modern Myth of Archaeological Fantasies with ArchyFantasies - Episode 5

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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,

Links

Twitter : @anarchaeologist 

@ArchyFantasies

https://archyfantasies.com/

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.

Aug 21 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Farewell Persephone - Episode 47

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Today Tristan discusses and ruminates on death, funerary practices, and where archaeology fits into all of it.

Mar 01 2018

29mins

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Rank #12: 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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References

The Brexit Hypothesis and Prehistory - Kenny Brophy
https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.160

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

http://doi.org/10.5334/pia-545

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Music - Danny Boyle

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Feb 09 2019

51mins

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Rank #13: **-)#^$$ Intercepted Transmission^%^*"£^($

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Dec 17 2017

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Rank #14: We Are The Decay - Episode 46

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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. 

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #15: 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

Jun 11 2017

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Rank #16: 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. 

Bibliography:

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

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/cheddar-man-mesolithic-britain-blue-eyed-boy.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161867-ancient-dark-skinned-briton-cheddar-man-find-may-not-be-true/

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Michael Rowlands - (Voice) Narrator 

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Apr 16 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: The Anarchaeologist Speaks - Cannibalism, Picts and Online Resources

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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

Stories:

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

Apr 22 2015

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Rank #18: Soup and Sandwich Meal Deal 1

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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

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Apr 27 2015

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Rank #19: The Modern Myth of Turkey with Arie Akkermans - Modern Myth - Episode 6

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Archaeology is not just about buried treasure, post-excavation analysis or even what issues exist in modern academia. Sometimes in order for us to understand where we are, we must walk in someone else’s shoes or hear from their perspective. This month’s Modern Myth Episode, I speak with Arie Akkermans, art critic, lecturer and expert in classical Greek history. Arie lives in Turkey, on the Princes Islands and gives us an ear to the ground with respect to the modern and present conflicts in the middle east as well as the way in which history plays a role in justifying aggression as well as its effect on the culture of Istanbul.

Nationalism is not confined to any one country and Arie speaks frankly on the ways in which Turkey has developed a layer of history that separates out what is focused on and what is discarded in the minds of the general public. Its not all serious though, we do have a wonderful interjection by Arie’ two cats, and he explains what it is like to be a cat in Istanbull.

Arie writes for Hyperallergic and The Mantle, please see links for more of his work

 He is on Twitter @byzantinologue

Host Tristan is @Anarchaeologist

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Music – Danny Boyle (Modern Rome, Adam Grant & Open Doors)

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  • Tristan
  • tristan@archaeologypodcastnetwork.com

Nov 13 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: 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

Apr 29 2015

1hr 10mins

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