Bioarchaeology: Ensuring a Future (episode 3 of 3)
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
3w ago
This is the third and final episode of the Bioarchaeology series. This episode tackles the question "why is bioarchaeology an important area of study?" The first part, featuring interviews with Dr. Haagen Klaus, Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, and Dr. Jessica O'Reilly, regarding the applications of bioarchaeology to climate change research. The second part focuses on some of the changes necessary to further grow the field and better engage with the public. Finally, Dr. Jane Buikstra, Dr. Amy Anderson, and Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, explain why they think bioarchaeology is an important area for future res ..read more
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Bioarchaeology: Assessing the Present (episode 2 of 3)
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
3w ago
This is episode two of three in the Bioarchaeology, the past, present, and future series. This episode, Assessing the Present, builds off the previous episode's discussion on the methods bioarchaeologists use, and presents some of the newer, developing methods and technologies that are shaping current research in the field. This episode also dives into some of the important ethical considerations surrounding this type of research, and specifically discusses this as it relates to Native American groups and descendants. Additionally, this episode features interviews with several bioarchaeologis ..read more
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Trailer: Bioarchaeology, the past, present, and future
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
2M ago
This is a trailer for a three part mini-series entitled "Bioarchaeology, the past, present, and future" airing on That Anthro Podcast, Wednesday May 8th. This series will dive into the history of what was once known as physical anthropology, as well as how various events and shifts in research paradigms have led us to the field of bioarchaeology as it exists today. I will also unpack the prominent methods utilized in bioarchaeological research, and addressing some of the changes that still need to be implemented to make the field even more ethical. In this series you won’t just hear from me, y ..read more
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2023 Recap with my Housemate, Gréta Kühne
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by Gabriella Campbell
6M ago
In this episode I interview my friend, classmate, and housemate Gréta Kühne. Gréta is originally from Budapest, Hungary and moved to the United States 2018 to attend the University of Idaho where she was a part of the track and field team. We talk about how she decided to major in anthropology and how she fell in love with bioarchaeology in particular. We also dive into her experiences in graduate school so far, including the NSF funded research trip she took this summer to Peru to collect her thesis data. Gréta shares about her time in Peru both collecting data and visiting museums and archae ..read more
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Sharing anthropology with the public: Lidiia Tulenkova (@ladyanthropologist)
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by Gabriella Campbell
6M ago
This week Lidiia Tulenkova (@ladyanthropologist) a graduate from the University of Toronto (with a degree in Sociocultural Anthropology) joins the podcast. Lidiia moved to Canada at age 18 from St. Petersburg, Russia, and shares her experience attending University in Canada and learning English. We then discuss how she found her passion for anthropology, and how sad it is that so many people don’t know what our field encompasses. Additionally, she explains how her instagram page @ladyanthropologist started, as well as her approach to content creating and how that approach has developed over th ..read more
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The Political Potency of Human Bodies: Dr. Kate Kolpan
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
7M ago
Today’s episode is with Dr. Kate Kolpan, an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho, who specializes in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology. Dr. Kolpan and I cover her approach to teaching and mentoring, and her favorite classes to teach, Modern War and Conflict and Health, Illness and Society. When discussing her approaches to teaching we discuss the value of anthropology as a tool for navigating and making sense of tragedies.  We also discuss her fascinating PhD dissertation work entitled “Science in International Memory Politics: Isotope Analysis and Identification of the H ..read more
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Nefertiti's Sun Temple: Dr. Jacquelyn Williamson
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
8M ago
Today Dr. Jacquelyn Williamson, an Associate Professor of Art and Archaeology (of the Mediterranean World) at George Mason University, joins the podcast to talk about her research in Egypt. Dr. Williamson focuses her research on issues of gender and religious power in Ancient Egypt, such as at the site of Tell el-Amarna, the site of Nefertiti’s Sun Temple. Dr. Williamson received her BA at Sarah Lawrence in Ancient History and Art History, and her MA/PhD The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Williamson shares her deep love and scholarly fascination of Egypt in our conversation. She recounts her fi ..read more
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Zooarchaeology with Dr. Jamie Clark
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
9M ago
Today Dr. Jamie Clark an Associate Professor of Archaeology at George Mason University joins That Anthro Podcast. We discuss her academic journey including her dissertation research at Sibudu Cave in South Africa. We also discuss her first teaching appointment at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and what it was like to live and teach in Alaska. Then we cover the next phase of her career teaching at GMU, including her class that I took called "Archaeology of Climate Change." Dr. Clark is an archaeologist who studies human-environmental relationships in the late Pleistocene through the lens o ..read more
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Reflections on my first year of graduate school
That Anthro Podcast
by Gabriella Campbell
1y ago
Today I break down my first year of graduate school and reflect on living in Virginia and some of the important lessons I've learned as a graduate student. This isn't a traditional podcast episode, but I hope you enjoy getting to hear more from me about this year. Thank you always for the support. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gabby-campbell1/support ..read more
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Dr. Haagen Klaus on the Lambayque Valley Biohistory Project
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by Gabriella Campbell
1y ago
On today’s episode we have my professor, Dr. Haagen Klaus, a bioarchaeologist at George Mason University. Dr. Klaus begins this episode by sharing the other side of his life with us, military aviation. Dr. Klaus is a nationally recognized arial photographer and scale model builder, as well as an author of several books on military aircrafts. We then discuss his journey into anthropology, and how he fell in love with Peru and decided to continue his career doing research there. We cover his MA and PhD education and the various lessons he learned from this advisors. His work in Peru includes fou ..read more
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