Episode 16 : Electric Archaeology


Today’s episode we enter the electric zone of archaeology with our guide Shawn Graham. Talking about his blog and how it has led through his identity as an academic starting off and how it got him the job he has now because of it.

We talk about Public archaeology and what it means and how we can deal with it.


And interestingly, how do archaeologists interact with each other?


Best summed up “There’s no point in doing work for the audience of one”



Episode 15: Shamanism in the UK


Sporting a headdress of red deer bones and antlers, Masters student of Archaelogy James Dilley brings a flavour of Shamanism to the Anarchaeologist Podcast. We discuss the reality of Shaman practises in the UK (which I can’t pronounce properly the entire episode), and what life was like for bronze age wizards. We also discuss modern pagan groups and what inspired James to enter the Spirit World, and talks us through many important finds of Shamanistic burial sites, which ultimately influenced his Shaman kit.

I ask whether it fits my Neanderthal frame.


We discuss modern pagan groups and James’ own attraction to Shamanism and what inspired him to enter the world of the spirits.


Check out his website Ancient Craft UK and his Twitter handle @ancientcraftuk


If you are interested in supporting the network click here; have a show idea or want to appear in an episode get in touch and finally remember to check out this show on twitter @anarchaeologist

Update #1 – Anarchaeologist

Hello Everyone, there are a number of chanfes going on over the next couple of months here at the Anarchaeologist Podcast. This is so as to bring you, the listener, a better experience overall. I will be shifting all the shows over to the Archaeology Podcast Network  and then link to the show episodes available there from here. This website will turn into a complete blog, when I actually finish writing things.  There will be a transistional period of around a few weeks where shows will be appear on both websites as they do now.

If you are interested in getting in contact with the show you can email me or tweet me



Episode 14: Experimental Vs. Experiential Archaeology



Today I sit down with the “Saturday Night Shaman” and owner of Ancient Crafts UK to shed light on the great debate of experimental Vs. experiential archaeology.

We talk through what goes into making stone axes and I quickly discover how much James likes knapping.

James recalls his time on history tv shows such as Time Team and others and explains that link to experiential archaeology.

Ancient Craft UK website

James’ Twitter

Anarchaeologist Twitter

Special : Maier Boyle Test Part 1



From the heart and into your ears, comes the ramblings and ravings of myself and David from the Cool Story Show. This is first time we’ve ever talked and in all honesty we just started as soon as the call began. We managed to talk about politics, music, accents, countries and so much more!

David reveals his love for Canadian artists as well as his opinions on podcasting and how he got started. I manage to answer David’s questions with long answers and teach David some German!
So all in all this is an episode full of stuff and guess what? Part 2 is released next week with even more ramblings !!!

So stay tuned



David’s Twitter

Cool Story Show Twitter
CCS Website


Episode 13 : Archaeologie in 3D

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Today i speak to Eik jageman of Archaeologie in 3D twitter handle and blog. We discuss  the hows and whys of taking 3D scanning of archaeological sites and structures, how to get that information out there and the big issues with dealing with reconstructing the past.

We also talk about archaeology in Germany past and present, as well as making terrible generalisations!



Eik’s Twitter



Episode 12 : Time Team Special!

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Hello and welcome to a special episode of the Anarchaeologist podcast, today’s show stars James Dilly, Kim Bidduph and Paul Carmichael. We are talking about Time team!

We talk about what time team is and our fond memories of it, James reveals his special connections to Time Team, and we look at the future of what an archaeological show can be like.


Paul gives us an insight into the world of broadcasting and what hurdles future shows may face; so if you are interested this episode is for you!



We also talk about the Time Team Campaign on Change.org run by time team fans,


“Mick Aston sadly passed away on 24th June 2013, He featured in 19 out of 20 Series of the popular programme Time Team.

We think it would be really nice and fitting to pay #Respect to the late Mick Aston via doing a Special ‘One-Off’ DIG in memory of him at a location Mick would have loved!

We know More4 are to air old episodes of Time Team in tribute of Mick on July 13th 2013, But us Time Team Fans would like to see a Special ‘One Last Dig’ for Mick.

Thank You,

Lee Brady”





James Dilley

Kim Buddulph 

Paul Carmichael



Time Team Campaign 

Episode 11: Schools Prehistory And a Lot of Other things

podcastlogoHello and welcome to a slighlty delayed podcast episode, I haven’t been feeling the best so I’ve been slow to edit. However this one is a good one. Today I speak with (sometimes at) Kim Biddulph of School’s Prehistory, dedicated to providing great resources for educators about the past. In this episode we not only cover the history of Schools Prehistory but we take a look at archaeology, archaeologists, presenting history and I make a flailing defense of theory.


I apologise for some audio quality, I messed up my settings and I tried to edit as possible, I also apologise to Kim for talking a lot.


Check out the website : Schools Prehistory

and find them on Twitter @SchPrehistory


Episode 10 : A very Archaeological Christmas


Merry Christmas Everyone! So today is a very special episode – I took a very traditional Christmas poem and have put my own twist on it. I hope you enjoy and share it with your friends and colleagues.

I also look back across my episodes and why I have even made this podcast. I also look forwards to new year and what shows I want to get made.



You can always send me an email or tweet me!


I am looking for guests for Archaeological Cross Section!


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Episode 9 : Oral Histories – The Archaeologists Who Built London




In todays episode I speak to the wonderful Gabe Moshenska as he describes his latest project, the Archaeologists who built London. This is no ordinary project, this is an oral history of the archaeologists who dug in London after the bombing of the second world war and uncovered the rich history of the capital city. You will find a link below to the project page which is being crowdsourced via Micropasts and the video for the project features Gabe’s very own artistic talent. We also manage to talk about archaeology in the public sphere, (unfortunately Mr. Moshenska has a soft spot for Indiana Jones) and why we should have more women in archaeological media.





The Project Page on Micropasts

Also available on the Archaeology Podcast Network