Welcome to DIG THIS! An award-winning archaeology podcast for good. Kind of like Indiana Jones…if he was a woman…more ethical…gave a shit about the people whose belongings he was stealing…and was actually doing real archaeological work. Ok. Nothing like Indiana Jones.
SEASON 1: Every Wednesday, Jenny Botica and Amanda Marshall have a laugh, a cry, or a howl at the moon, over lessons learned during their 20+ years as archeologists, business owners, partners, and moms. Fearless and fierce conversations focus on the state of their discipline, their company, and their lives…and ask some hard questions. How do we decolonize our practice? How does our work support Indigenous communities in their goals for heritage sovereignty? How do we keep our company on a sustainable path for growth while supporting the professional goals of our team? How do we achieve all this AND sustain a balanced life?
SEASON 2: We open this new season by honouring Black History Month and sharing an incredible discussion with Dr. Bill White, archaeologist and assistant professor at University of California Berkeley. He deepens our understanding of the challenges facing people of colour who practice archaeology (or want to) in the United States, and we get to hear some of the solutions he’s found. Then Amanda takes a hiatus while Jenny helms conversations based on our feelings of gratitude. 2020-2022 were tough years for everyone, and that includes our team. And yet…they absolutely rocked it! We are so proud of, and grateful to this wonderful group, so we’d like you to meet some of them, and hear what they are each passionate about changing in the practice of archaeology.
Whether you’re an archaeologist, anthropologist, environmentalist, conservationist, or industry leader who sees the need for change; an Indigenous trailblazer working towards cultural and heritage sovereignty; or a woman leading a business (or aspiring to!) - DIG THIS is your podcast.
Dig in to fearless and fierce conversations in the spirit of looking forward and changing the practice of archaeology for the better.
Archaeology in BC is older than the pyramids. Over the last 10 years, we have learned so much from placing the perspective of the people who have lived here for millennia at the centre of our work. Post UNDRIP, post TRC - we believe that ethical archaeology can be a valuable tool for decolonization and for truth and reconciliation.
To quote the UN, "Women’s full and effective participation in leadership in all areas of life, drive progress for everyone." Kleanza is owned by women, managed by women and over half of our team of employees and contractors are women. We made a short video to celebrate that, and the shifts we are focused on making for women in the discipline of archaeology.
Gary happy as a clam to be recording.
The team with our friend and first guest, Candice Wilson