Continuing our embrace of Punk Archaeology (in all forms), the team of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project has released our second EP of podcasts. Voices of Archaeology 2009 is now ready for listening and to build suspense (and to take full advantage of our limited bandwidth), we'll release the first batch of podcasts over the course of the week. Like many of the most significant punk rock offerings, the sound quality is mediocre, but the content is better. The wind up on the ridge tops combined with a seriously cheap ($11) Radio Shack microphone to give the entire operation a garage band like quality.
Disclaimers aside, here are the first three. The first track is a basic introduction to our site and the goals of our fieldwork this summer.
For the rest of the tracks, we stop by the trenches and talk to the excavators. For these trench interviews, we mainly focused on the student volunteers. The podcasts are all live and without anything but the most cosmetic editing. This technique was part of our strategy to get the students to think and interpret on their feet (and discourage too much mindless digging). In some sense, the podcasts, while artificial, nevertheless captured a moment in the archaeological process.
The first couple are from the trenches on Pyla-Kokkinokremos:
Enjoy the podcasts and check back tomorrow for the next installment.
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