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365 Days of Archaeology

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This podcast features experts in the field hosting one episode a day for the entire year of 2017.

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This podcast features experts in the field hosting one episode a day for the entire year of 2017.

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7 Ratings
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365 Days of Archaeology

Updated 18 days ago

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This podcast features experts in the field hosting one episode a day for the entire year of 2017.

Rank #1: Akrotiri - Episode 334

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Thought to be the basis for the legend of Atlantis, Akrotiri was a real place that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 1627 BC.

Nov 30 2017
7 mins
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Rank #2: Pictograph Cave - Episode 316

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A series of three sites, Pictograph Cave is a site in Montana with some fantastic rock art, and, the site of one of the first archaeological investigations in the state.

Nov 12 2017
4 mins
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Rank #3: Kennewick Man - Episode 331

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Found next to a river I the Pacific Northwest and embroiled in controversy for the next couple decades, Kennewick man answered some questions but generated more.

Nov 27 2017
4 mins
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Rank #4: Book of Kells - Episode 18031

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The astonishingly beautiful, illustrated Gospel, known as the Book of Kells was created between the 6th and 8th centuries.

Jan 31 2018
5 mins
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Rank #5: Stonehenge - Episode 18040

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Stonehenge is a British cultural icon that is also one of the best known archaeological sites in the world. It is set within one of the most extensive Neolithic and Bronze age landscapes in Britain.

Feb 09 2018
9 mins
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Rank #6: Dead Sea Scrolls - Episode 18017

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Initially uncovered by bedouin shepherds in the first half of the 20th century the Dead Sea Scrolls, also known as the Qumran Cave Scrolls, contain the second oldest dated fragments of texts which eventually formed the canon of the Hebrew Bible.

Jan 17 2018
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Rank #7: Nineveh - Episode 357

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Nineveh was one of the greatest cities in the ancient world… for about fifty years before a coalition of rising powers in the ancient world allied together to raze it to the ground in 612 BC.

Dec 23 2017
5 mins
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Rank #8: Bears Ears National Monument - Episode 325

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In 2016 Bears Ears was made a National Monument by President Obama. It has a long and extensive history and is important to a great many people.

Nov 21 2017
6 mins
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Rank #9: The Mitchell Site - Episode 319

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With earth lodge sites and artifacts, the Mitchell Site was a very important prehistoric Indian village in South Dakota.

Nov 15 2017
5 mins
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Rank #10: Battle of Visby - Episode 18003

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The Battle of Visby was fought over 600 years ago on the island of Gotland. Today, it's an archaeological site that you can visit - and learn from.

Jan 03 2018
6 mins
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Rank #11: Hochdorf Prince - Episode 18005

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The Hochdorf Prince's grave site is a Celtic burial chamber dating from 530 BC and was adorned with massive riches.

Jan 05 2018
5 mins
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Rank #12: Baltic Shipwrecks - Episode 18021

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The Baltic has become a major focus for maritime archaeology over the last three decades with a huge variety of different types of wreck dating from the medieval period to the 20th century in close proximity to each other.

Jan 21 2018
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Rank #13: Beaker People - Episode 18024

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Extending between the Iberian Peninsula in the West, Central Europe and Italy in the East, Britain, Ireland and Jutland in the North, and Sardinia, Sicily, and the Balearic Islands in the South the ‘Bell-Beaker’ culture is the most widely distributed and coherent prehistoric ‘culture’ that has been identified in Europe. 

Jan 24 2018
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Rank #14: The Gault Site - Episode 323

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Containing over 16,000 years of history, the Gault Site shows evidence of almost continuous human occupation.

Nov 19 2017
5 mins
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Rank #15: Must Farm - Episode 18002

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A Bronze Age settlement in England, Must Farm is an extremely well-preserved settlement that has taught archaeologists a lot about that time and place.

Jan 02 2018
5 mins
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Rank #16: Indian Mound Cemetery - Episode 333

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Centered around one of the only unexcavated Hopewellian mounds on the East Coast, Indian Mound Cemetery is also home to several important politicians of the last few centuries.

Nov 29 2017
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Rank #17: Shuqba Cave - Episode 352

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Shuqba Cave is the site of two of the most important finds in ancient Middle Eastern archaeology. This included the discovery of a previously unknown culture that inhabited the Eastern Mediterranean during the Epipaleolithic era (which is the end of the Ice Age, approximately 12,500-9500 BC), which was named the Natufian Culture (in honor of the nearby valley, Wadi an-Natuf).

Dec 18 2017
5 mins
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Rank #18: The Pumpkin Creek Site - Episode 322

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This Archaic Period site located in Oklahoma shows evidence of early Native Americans in that part of the region via high-quality stone artifacts.

Nov 18 2017
4 mins
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Rank #19: Temple Mount - Episode 350

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The Temple mount is a hill that forms the eastern section of the Old City of Jerusalem, which (as its name suggests) is the original city of Jerusalem mentioned in countless ancient books and is now a .9km square neighborhood separated from modern Jerusalem by the old city walls.

Dec 16 2017
4 mins
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Rank #20: A Look Back, And Forward - Episode 365

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This is the final episode of 2017! It's been a long, difficult year but we did it! Thanks to all the people that helped make this happen. They're mentioned in the show. We're continuing this through 2018 with a new team of volunteers! Stay subscribed to get the new episodes. We're starting the numbering over at 1 with a numbering scheme of 18001. That's the year first, then, the episode number.

Dec 31 2017
10 mins
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