Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein

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.

Encore: Shipwrecks and Science: The Emergence of Underwater ArchaeologyClimate Change and ArchaeologyHaircombs and Vikings: The Archaeology of Everyday LifeDr. Asma Ibrahim: Pakistan's First Female ArchaeologistThe Fascinating Field of Industrial ArchaeologyEvaluating Significance: The NPS and New PhiladelphiaCatastrophe and Collapse: The Mediterranean World in the Late Bronze AgeRecent Advances in Southeastern ArchaeologyThe Bourbon Archaeologist: Heritage and Community in KentuckyThe Importance of Major Archaeological Organizations: The Society for Historical ArchaeologyFed Up: Archaeology and Federal Compliance and LegislationThoroughly Modern Archaeologists: Building a Career in the 21st CenturyEncore: Christmas Tree ShipArchaeology and the DAPLCrises in Archaeology: The 2016 Presidential Election and the DAPLEncore: X Marks the Spot: Shipwrecks in the Gulf of MexicoEncore: A Transformative Force: The Environmental Impact of the Baltic CrusadesEncore: Birds of a feather: Chaco trade and MacawsEncore: Girls Rule! Power, Gender, and Class at America's first Urban CenterGirls Rule! Power, Gender, and Class at America's first Urban Center