Welcome to Episode 16!
Today our archaeologist, Curt Carbonell, uses his experiences in the military and as a distiller and mixologist to explore the subject of public outreach. The perception of archaeology as – a cerebral, exclusive, academic pursuit by primarily settler gatekeepers in ivory towers – needs to change. Or we won’t be able to attract (very much needed) new students, or garner public understanding and support for our work.
A reckoning with our historical, inherited image is urgent. Jenny and Curt explore tangible actions that could change the whole landscape of archaeology and who is practicing archaeology.