Archaeology on YouTube: 2022.08.07

ArchaeologyTV Youtube Channel

Preserving Belize’s Archaeological Wonders: Visit (or Revisit) Belize Over Your Lunch Break!
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 07/19/2022

Live presentation recorded on July 14, 2022. Join AIA Director of Programs Dr. Ben Thomas for a virtual trip across Belize and its archaeological wonders. Discover (or rediscover for those of you who have traveled to Belize) the incredible cultural heritage of the country and be reminded why it is critically important for us to speak up for preserving the places that we love. Dr. Thomas will share the archaeological highlights of Belize and reflect on his many years of fieldwork in the country. The country of Belize recently requested that the U.S. renew the bilateral agreement that protects Belizean cultural resources from being illegally imported into the United States. After the trip across the country, the AIA will outline the simple steps you can take this month to speak out in support of preserving Belize’s cultural heritage.


Preserving Belize and Libya: Call to Action July 2022
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 07/14/2022

If you’ve traveled to Belize or Libya and/or appreciate their cultural heritage, your experience and passion can help the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee with their upcoming deliberations. Watch this short video to find out how you can join the AIA to speak up for threatened archaeological sites. Visit https://www.archaeological.org/preserving-belize-and-libya/ for letter templates and more information.


Dr. Alexandra Jones, Community Archaeology as Sustainable Archaeology
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 06/10/2022

AIA Academic Trustee Dr. Alexandra Jones shares more about her work as a community archaeologist with the AIA's Governing Board at their spring 2022 meeting in Providence, RI.


Boats, the Oceans, and Archaeological Evidence for Precolumbian Voyages by Alice Kehoe
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 06/08/2022

Full title: Traveling Prehistoric Seas: Boats, the Oceans, and Archaeological Evidence for Precolumbian Voyages The idea that Columbus discovered an unknown New World in 1492 was popularized in the nineteenth century as part of U.S. “Manifest Destiny” propaganda for taking over the American continent. Indians were labeled “Savages” isolated from the rest of the world and incapable of great works. Similarities between Old World and American crafts are still conventionally said to be independent inventions, and long ocean voyages impossible. The Guinness Book of World Records shows that even a paddleboard has been sailed between American and Europe, twice. This lecture shows varieties of boats capable of crossing oceans; obvious evidence that people crossed ocean straits more than 100,000 years ago in the South Pacific; archaeological evidence of movements around the Pacific in the Terminal Glacial Period; and archaeological evidence of transpacific contacts between Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica during the medieval spice trade about 1200 C.E. Woodland ceramics in eastern North America are best explained by introduction across the North Atlantic from coastal Scandinavia, as hypothesized by Stuart Piggott. DNA analyses now confirm interpretations formerly dismissed as “impossible”. This lecture was originally given to the Milwaukee Society on Sunday, February 6, 2022.


Application of LiDAR Scanning for the Documentation of Ancient Cities and Regions by Chris Fisher
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 06/08/2022

The application of airborne LiDAR for the detection and documentation of archaeological sites has initiated a ‘paradigm shift’ for Mesoamerican archaeology. Dr. Fisher will discuss results from two archaeological projects in disparate areas of Mesoamerica that have utilized LiDAR to examine intra-site and extra-site patterning. The first, centered at the site of Angamuco in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, Michoacán, used LiDAR as a tool to examine the spatial patterning of individual units of architecture. The second used LiDAR to document the complete settlement pattern of an unexplored valley within the Mosquitia tropical wilderness of Honduras. This work was described by author Douglas Preston in the 2017, New York Time’s bestselling book Lost City of the Monkey Gods: A True Story. This lecture was originally given to the Milwaukee Society on Sunday, March 6, 2022.


Sardis: Recent Discoveries from the Bronze Age until the End of Antiquity by Nicholas Cahill
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 06/08/2022

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis expedition has carried out large-scale, scientific excavations at the site in western Turkey since 1958. Over these 5+ decades, archaeologists have documented the emergence and development of Sardis, capitol of the Lydian Empire of the 7th and 6th centuries BCE, and of one of the great cities of the ancient world. Utilizing spectacular aerial imagery, Dr. Nicholas Cahill, Director of the Sardis Expedition since 2008, will discuss the geography, history and challenges of excavating such a large and complex site and will provide a backdrop for understanding recent discoveries and research. The speaker will address current archaeological questions including: Who were the Lydians that built Sardis as the capitol of their ancient kingdom? What does the early development of the city look like? What cultural transformations are evident when the native capitol becomes a Greek polis? What can the collapse of Sardis tell us about the “End of Antiquity” in the 7th c AD? On-going site conservation efforts will also be featured. This lecture was given to the Milwaukee Society on Sunday, November 14, 2021.


Archaeology Abridged: Preserving Underwater Maya Finds using 3D Technology with Heather McKillop
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 05/20/2022

Webinar Date: May 19, 2022 Waterlogged wooden building posts and artifacts, including the K’ak’ Naab’ canoe paddle, presented a conservation nightmare when removed from the water for study. If allowed to dry, the wood shrunk, cracked, and decayed, not good for study or preserving long-term for exhibit in the case of the canoe paddle. The solution was to create 3D digital replicas of waterlogged wood, with some objects professionally conserved and others curated in deep silt in the lagoon. In this talk McKillop will describe setting up the DIVA Lab (Digital Imaging and Visualization in Archaeology), 3D digital imaging research-quality replicas of the underwater material. She will also discuss 3D printed replicas for exhibits in Belize funded by an AIA Site Preservation Grant.


Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society by Amanda Gaggioli
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 05/13/2022

Full title: Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society: the longue durée of human-geological environment relationships in Helike, Greece Earthquakes have been linked with societal collapse in various places throughout the past, most notably in the eastern Mediterranean with the end of the Late Bronze Age (c. 1200 BCE) and the division and decline of the Roman Empire from the fourth to sixth centuries CE. Archaeological evidence of widespread destruction, complemented by an inflation of historical earthquake records for late Roman contexts, points to periods of higher seismicity coinciding with political and economic weakening and socio-cultural downturn. However, since ancient times, humans living with persistent earthquake hazards have demonstrated forms of resilience. I show how earthquakes traditionally perceived as ‘natural’ disasters are not ‘natural’ but social and a critical factor in political ecological relationships through the case of Helike, Greece from the third millennium BCE to fifth century CE. New methods from geoarchaeology and soil micromorphology combined with evidence ranging from Greco-Roman perceptions on earthquakes in textual records combined with destruction, innovation, and invention in settlement architecture and soft sediment deformation structures (SSDS) in soil thin sections prove such ‘catastrophe’ theories to be either false or simplistic. The results expose the persistent factor of earthquakes and other geological hazards in the resilience and political ecology of human-environment relationships in the Greco-Roman society and culture. The case of Helike demonstrates how factors of earthquakes and other geological hazards persistently shaped and were shaped bysocio-cultural, economic, and political developments. The use of innovative methodological approaches and techniques to new types of data confronts catastrophe narratives and reveals a resilience and political ecology of human-earthquake relationships. This lecture was given by Amanda Gaggioli, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Classics, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University. It was given as a joint lecture for the SAIG/GSC, co-sponsored by the AIA and SCS.


Dreams, Drugs, And Fumigations: Doctoring In Ancient Athens by Susan Rotroff
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 04/27/2022

In ancient Athens, as today, people got sick. Suffering from anything from epidemic disease and accidents to chronic illness and passing indisposition, they required treatment. Much of what we know about that treatment comes from texts, particularly the body of medical lore known as the Hippocratic Corpus, which began to be written down in the 5th century BC. But the practice of medicine also left an archaeological trail, from the well-known healing sanctuaries to simple artifacts associated with medical treatment. This lecture examines some of this evidence, focusing particularly on objects preserved in the trash-heaps of Athens (and other cities) — including the equipment of a family of healers who lived just to the south of the city’s agora (public square) — to shed a more intimate light on the practice and practitioners of the healing arts. This lecture was delivered to the Western Illinois (Monmouth) Society on April 26, 2022.


The Lost Valley of the Crescent Moon: 30 Years of Research in Petra, Jordan by Thomas Paradise
By: ArchaeologyTV. Published: 04/26/2022

In a visually stunning presentation, Professor Paradise discusses thirty years of research in the magical ruined city of Petra, Jordan. Coming from a diverse background in geology, materials conservation, climatology, and architecture, Paradise addresses his work in the Valley of Petra since 1990 including the melding of the geosciences, cultural heritage management, history, architecture, and politics that have driven his research. From understanding deterioration of 2,000-year-old sandstone structures, effects of tourism at this UNESCO site, to new findings on architectural alignments to the Sun, many answers to haunting questions regarding Petra are examined. Professor Paradise has been involved with the writing and filming of eight international TV specials (NatGeo, Smithsonian, Discovery, PBS Nova) on Petra as well and will discuss his research in these television specials. This lecture was delivered to the Southwest Texas (San Antonio) Society on April 21, 2022.


The Archaeology Channel

Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 080122
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/29/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of August 1st, 2022 new films include The Ancient Sicilian Crossing: Path of the Mother Goddess, Swift Feet, and Queen of the Mountain. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 071822
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/13/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of July 18th, 2022 new films include Behind the Scenes with Dr. Michele Koons: Vol 1, Viva Presidio!, The People of the Cloud Forest, and Occupying the Megalopolis. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - Promo
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. Check out all our content on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 121321
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of January 13th, 2021 new films include Passmore Williamson Hoopes: Seeds of Hope, Vangeva, Life in Circles, and Mesopatamia: A Wounded Heritage. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 112921
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of November 29th, 2021 new films include Maasai Remix, 'Six Centuries, Six Years', and Orkiteng Loorbaak: Rite of Elders. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 111521
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of November 15th, 2021 new films include Layers of Pompeii, Pasajuego, and NOQTE. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 110121
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of November 11th, 2021 new films include Grab and Run, Moccassins and Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry Microphones, and Pray. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 101821
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of October 18th, 2021 new films include Ice Patch Archaeology, Kaddish, The Gallic Pact, and We, the Voyagers: Our Moana. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service - 100421
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of October 4th, 2021 new films include Eporedia, Kingdom of Salt: 7000 Years of Hallstatt, and The X-ray Time Machine. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Heritage Broadcasting Service Release - 092021
By: The Archaeology Channel. Published: 07/01/2022

Heritage Broadcasting Service, or just plain Heritage, launched on January 1, 2021. Developed by the nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute (that’s us, the people who created The Archaeology Channel at archaeologychannel.org), Heritage features more than 200 outstanding film titles from many countries on familiar subjects. As of September 20th, 2021 new films include Old-Fashioned Maroma, The Ghost of the Neolithic, and To Become a Man in the Amazon Jungle. Check out these and more, only on Heritage! https://www.heritagetac.org/


Robert Cargill's Youtube Channel

Review of History Channel's COLOSSEUM: THE BEAST MASTER (Ep 3) | Tower of Bible Podcast
By: XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD. Published: 08/05/2022

In this podcast, Dr. Robert Cargill and Dr. Jordan Smith review episode 3 of HISTORY's limited documentary series COLOSSEUM, which focuses on THE BEAST MASTER—those who fought animals in the famed arena. In addition to commenting on the episode's writing, research, directing, acting, editing, and overall production, the hosts examine the concept of empire and commodification, where Rome saw the rest of the world—including its animals and its people—as resources to be exploited for its own consumption and entertainment. We meet the legendary bestiarius, Carpophorus, who killed 20 animals in one bout. For more, visit Bible & Archaeology at http://www.uiowa.edu/bam. Music by Mini Vandals [All video clips used with written permission from A+E/History.]


Review of History Channel's COLOSSEUM: THE BUILDER (Ep 2) | Tower of Bible Podcast
By: XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD. Published: 07/27/2022

In this podcast, Dr. Robert Cargill and Dr. Jordan Smith review episode 2 of HISTORY's limited documentary series COLOSSEUM, which focuses on THE BUILDER, the Emperor Domitian. In addition to commenting on the episode's writing, research, directing, acting, editing, and overall production, the hosts examine the expansions to the Colosseum commissioned by Domitian and carried out by one of its master builders, Haterius, including the hypogeum beneath the Colosseum's floor, which was used to house gladiators, criminals, animals, and stage props used in the Colosseum's events. For more, visit Bible & Archaeology at http://www.uiowa.edu/bam. Music by Mini Vandals [All video clips used with written permission from A+E/History.]


Review of History Channel's COLOSSEUM: THE GLADIATORS (Ep 1) | Tower of Bible Podcast
By: XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD. Published: 07/21/2022

In this podcast, Dr. Robert Cargill and Dr. Jordan Smith review episode 1 of HISTORY's limited documentary series COLOSSEUM, which focuses on GLADIATORS. In addition to commenting on the episode's writing, research, directing, editing, and overall production, the hosts provide further detail about the power of the Flavian Amphitheater (the Colosseum) and how it was used by Roman emperors. The hosts also discuss gladiators, the games, and draw modern parallels between Ancient Rome and our modern society. For more, visit Bible & Archaeology at http://www.uiowa.edu/bam. [All video clips used with written permission from A+E/History.]


There's Nothing There: Responding to Gershon Galil's Claim of a "Curse Inscription" from Jerusalem
By: XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD. Published: 07/17/2022

Professor Cargill responds to Prof. Gershon Galil's recent claim that he has discovered a curse inscription on a stone excavated in Jerusalem back in 2010—an inscription that the original excavators supposedly missed. Coincidentally, the supposed "Jerusalem curse" inscription is remarkably identical to another inscription Galil claims to have identified on a small lead tablet from Mt. Ebal—inscriptions that Cargill calls "fundamentalist Rorschach tests." In this video, Dr. Cargill walks the viewers through a digital treatment of the stone and its supposed inscription using Adobe Photoshop, and demonstrates why what Prof. Galil claims is an inscription simply isn't there. Dr. Cargill explains why this so-called "Jerusalem curse" inscription, as well as the earlier supposed "Mt. Ebal inscription" are so spurious, and yet so important to those making these sensational claims. For more, visit www.MtEbal.com. To visit the Bible & Archaeology website, visit www.uiowa.edu/bam.


Abortion, Judaism, and the First Amendment: The Case of B.Talmud Yevamot 69b & Mishnah ʾOholot 7:6
By: XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD. Published: 07/07/2022

Dr. Cargill discusses how the issue of abortion is actually a First Amendment freedom of religion issue, especially in the case of the Jewish faith. In this video, he explores two passages from the Jewish rabbinic tradition: Babylonian Talmud Yevamot 69b and Mishnah Oholot 7:6, which create a definition of a living person and specifically allow for the termination of a pregnancy. Dr. Cargill asks how long it will be until the right to an abortion is challenged on First Amendment grounds, as Judaism has permitted the practice for two millennia.@XKV8R — Robert R. Cargill, PhD


Recording Archaeology Youtube Channel

Valuing and investing in training & professional development
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/26/2022

Amy Atkins – MOLA


The 2021 CIRIA Guide on archaeology and construction – changing the value conversation
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/25/2022

Sophie Jackson – MOLA


Archaeological Archiving, FAME and the Future
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/22/2022

Duncan Brown – Historic England, Tim Malim – FAME


Archaeological Standard Method of Measurement
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/21/2022

Mike Heaton – Michael Heaton Heritage Consultants


A glitch in The Matrix?
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/20/2022

Keith May – AHRC Leadership Fellow & Historic England


Data standardisation and the future of recording our past
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/18/2022

Iain Rockley & Natacha Chenevoy – Diggit Archaeology


Trailblazing apprentices as a revolution in staff development
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 07/14/2022

Phil Pollard & Jasmine Fowler – Historic England, Martin Locock – University of Wales Trinity St David


Scottish Museums Federation 2022 AGM
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 06/23/2022

AGM at the 2022 Scottish Museums Federation conference.


Online Support for Museums: Free Resources
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 06/23/2022

Devon McHugh, Senior Partnerships Manager and Helen Raggett, Senior Resources Manager, Museums Galleries Scotland


Wellbeing in Anti-Racism Practice
By: Recording Archaeology. Published: 06/22/2022

Panel Chair: Sheila Asante, Project Manager: Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums, Museums Galleries Scotland Panel Members: Corinne Fowler, Mélina Valdelièvre and Lisa Williams