Dismantling The Ivory Tower

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. 

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