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Baskets and Pots

PRESENTED ON APR 13, 2012
IN LONGMONT CO @ VOL 6

Richard Wilshusen is an archaeologist, and in this presentation he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. (in English)

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Let's Make a Pot

BY JESS ELOFSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

How do you produce a pot? Let Jess Elofson guide you through the process, start to finish, in her presentation. (in English)

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Change Your Past

BY SHERRY BORZO
@ VOL 20 ON MAR 06, 2015

Personal historian Sherry Borzo shares a look at how our stories influence our past. 

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Unearthing Florida's Archaeology

BY SARAH NOHE
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Sarah Nohe of the Florida Public Archaeology Network brings the state's artifacts from the Ice Age to life.  While excavting burial grounds and fresh water springs, acheologists found bones, fabric, and tools which tell the story of how humans and animals coexisted. 

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Digging into Louisiana's History

BY CHIP MCGIMSEY
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

Chip McGimsey dives into Louisiana state’s 10,000 year human history, highlighting how we can work together to preserve that history and make our stories available.

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Basket and Bike Tours

BY ANNE POARCH
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 01, 2017

With the recent completion of the Cap to Cap bike trail from Richmond to Williamsburg, new ventures of opportunity are springing up to support and enhance this regional amenity. Anne Poarch shares one of those.

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The Life of Pots

BY LAIMA GRIGONE
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Ceramic maker Laima Grigone shares her passion for making functional tableware and the philosophy of the handmade movement.

陶芸家のLaima Grigoneは、機能的な食器を手づくりで作り上げる、その情熱と哲学について語ってくれます。

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A Bone With an Unusual Story

BY CLARA WATSON
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Clara Watson is an archaeologist at Underground Overground Archaeology. She completed her master's degree at the University of Otago, where she looked at the archaeology of the New Zealand Temperance Movement, before moving to Christchurch to work as an archaeologist. Her role at Underground Overground Archaeology is as an artifact specialist, where she catalogs and researches the many interesting artifacts found at archaeological sites in Christchurch. Clara enjoys examining the various weird and wonderful objects used by nineteenth-century New Zealanders and finds it fascinating learning more about Christchurch’s early residents. In her talk, Clara will be speaking about an animal bone that was found on a central Christchurch archaeological site. What at first seemed to be just another sheep bone turned out to be from a completely different species, one with an interesting history on its origins in New Zealand.

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London and Paris House: a Touch of Fancy in the Frontier City

BY JESSIE GARLAND
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Jessie Garland is an archaeologist and artefact analyst, specialising in the material culture of nineteenth century New Zealand. Originally from North Canterbury, she spend six years working with and sharing the vast quantity of archaeology discovered in Christchurch after the earthquakes. She now lives in Melbourne, where she is pursuing a PhD in archaeology, exploring the ways in which the availability and use of goods in historic Christchurch contributed to the development and identity of the modern city. Jessie is fascinated by the relationship people have with things and the ways that we use them to construct our own worlds, as individuals and as a society. In this PechaKucha, she explores aspects of that relationship in early Christchurch through the hidden archaeology of the fancy goods stores and other shops that once stood to the north of Cathedral Square.

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Miasmas and Malaises

BY KATHARINE WATSON
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Katharine Watson is an archaeologist, currently doing her PhD at UC. She loves houses and people's life stories and - oddly - isn't talking about either of those things in this PechaKucha, but is instead focusing on the landscapes that have shaped the lives and health of the people of Otautahi/Christchurch. In her spare time, Katharine is the president of the New Zealand Archaeological Association.