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This show targets an audience interested in archaeology. It explores myths surrounding this exotic, often misunderstood field and acquaints listeners with the contemporary practice of unearthing the human past. Themes range from Dr. Schuldenrein’s own “Indiana Jones”-like adventures in the land of the Bible to his team’s archaeological forensics effort to unearth Kurdish mass graves in Iraq. That undertaking helped convict Saddam Hussein in 2006. Topical issues contribute to the evolution vs. creationism controversy based on updated fossil records and innovative DNA studies. An episode highlights the main funding source for archaeology in the U.S. (Hint: the oil and gas industry). Experts reveal the latest high-tech approaches to buried archaeological landscapes that provide clues to understanding climate change, past, present and future. Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology is broadcast live every Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

 

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Episode 116: July 2, 2014

 

The Role of Historical Artifacts in Forging National Identities

Episode 115: June 25, 2014

 

Special Encore Presentation: The State of Mexican Archaeology in 2013

Episode 114: June 18, 2014

 

Making a Difference with Archaeologists for Autism

Episode 113: June 11, 2014

 

Our Dumb Ancestors: The Flawed Assumptions Behind Pseudoarchaeology

Episode 112: June 4, 2014

 

New Miami Circles: Controversy and Compromise in Site Preservation

Episode 111: May 28, 2014

 

A Transformative Force: The Environmental Impact of the Baltic Crusades

Episode 110: May 21, 2014

 

A Double-Edged Sword: The Rise of Fakes and Forgeries in the Antiquities Market

Episode 109: May 7, 2014

 

Punk Archaeology: Questioning Academic Traditions

Episode 108: April 16, 2014

 

Satellite Archaeology: Making Discoveries with Remote Sensing Techniques

Episode 107: April 9, 2014

 

With a Grain of Salt: Specialization and the Social Construction of Value in Ancient China

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