Feb 22nd: Archaeology and Ancient Astronomy

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Podcaster:  Host :Fraser Cain; Guest : Dr. Emily Holt, Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg

Title: Weekly Space Hangout : Dr. Emily Holt talks Archaeology and Ancient Astronomy

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Description:  Today’s story:

  • A new moon for Neptune.
  • NASA’s. Best. Budget. Evar!
  • Hyabusa 2’s about to land on Ryugu.
  • Searching for cold worlds from your couch.
  • SpaceIL is about to launch a lander to the Moon.
  • How’s the weather on Mars?

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest:Dr. Emily Holt is an Environmental Archaeologist and Anthropologist who is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio. Emily’s research focuses on human-environment dynamics in the Nuragic Culture of Bronze Age Sardinia. She directs the Pran’e Siddi Landscape Project (PSLP), an archaeological survey in south-central Sardinia, which is examining the long-term changes in settlement patterns, water use, and the socio-cultural interpretation of natural resources.

Emily is also the president of the non-profit organization Public Scholar Outreach whose mission is to support, produce, promote, and disseminate high-quality public scholarship, especially public scholarship that is peer-reviewed and public scholarship with relevance to contemporary issues. PSO’s primary initiative is to establish Dirt & Words: an online, open access channel of peer-reviewed public scholarship about the human past.

Today, Emily and Fraser will be discussing how ancient cultures understood astronomy, a topic she recently discussed with Paul Sutter on his Space Radio broadcast.

You can follow Emily on Twitter: @Emily_M_Holt

To learn more about her ongoing research, be sure to visit her website ERRANT: letters from an itinerant archaeologist here: https://errant.live/

Guests:

Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )
Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

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