It is sometimes difficult to tell whether a concept like podcasts from the field works when you are still in the field. I am not sure that it was a total success, but we received enough positive feedback to post the final two podcasts that we prepared this summer (they're numbers 1 and 8 here).
The Introduction and Orientation is David Pettegrew's excellent introduction to the project. He outlines the history of our work in the area and talks about some of the larger research questions that we seek to answer. It's a bit on the long side and the audio is far from perfect, but it is a useful post for anyone wanting to get a grasp on our project without reading our reports and publications.
From the serious to the silly, the final podcast is a discussion of precisely how much fun pottery washing is and features some of the students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Messiah College. They were all good sports, as were my colleagues, when I appeared with the little digital tape recorded asking strange questions.
If our podcasting experiment will continue next year, I will need to upgrade some of my equipment to include a mic that will cancel out some of the wind noise. We were not able to visit the trenches as much as we would have liked because afternoons on the coastal heights tend to be windy and the wind noise muffled he audio. Despite the challenges, I do hope that these podcasts brought you closer to our work in the field and introduced you to some of our Voices of Archaeology.
Voices of Archaeology Podcasts
1. Introduction and Orientation
2. The Mundane Matter of Sustenance
3. Excavations on Vigla: Week One
4. Excavations on Vigla: Week Two
5. A Saturday Morning on Bronze Age Kokkinokremos
6. The Ceramicist at the Museum
7. An Afternoon with the Registrar
8. How Fun is Pottery Washing