Space Station Archaeology

Human activities in outer space is an emergent interest in archaeology, with archaeologists in North America and elsewhere documenting on-earth places such as launch sites, orbital debris (or space junk), and material things created by humans left on the moon and other celestial bodies. It is also an example of the burgeoning interest in archaeology […]

Archaeology in Times of Trump

Archaeologists Against Trump is the name of a Facebook group. It can also be applied to the writings and actions by a large number of archaeologists concerned with the impact of President-elect Trump on archaeology. Reaction by archaeologists has intensified since the election, but there were expressions of concerns prior to that. A 2015 New […]

Indigenous, Extreme and Wild Archaeology

Wild Archaeology is a series aired every week on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Once aired, the episodes are available for viewing online. The series features Dr. Rudy Reimer/Yumks, an indigenous archaeologist and assistant professor with a cross appointment in archaeology and First Nation studies at Simon Fraser University. He graciously agreed to be interviewed […]

Recommendations for Summer Reading

There are a couple of recently published books that, while not focusing solely on archaeology in North America, are good reads for those with an interest in the subject: Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson, and Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums by Samuel […]