EthnoArchaeoPOD: Stories about Humans

Anthropologist in training, Amber Patterson presents EthnoArchaeoPOD: Stories about Humans. These broadcasts are based on the research undertaken as a student of anthropology and archaeology. EthnoArchaeoPOD acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which these podcasts were created: the Woiworung people of the Kulin Nation, and pays respect to Elders past and present.

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Friday Sep 24, 2021

Is creativity necessary for the survival of the human species? This is a slightly more creative approach to telling a story about seeing a piece of artwork and having a response to it.

Tuesday Mar 02, 2021

Once an object is removed from its original place, a new narrative commences. And, inherently linked to the removal of objects from their intended places come the subsequent issues of ownership, custodianship and the often times nebulous area of cultural appropriation. Reflecting on past collecting or looting of artefacts, many states are now attempting to repatriate their cultural treasures through legal mechanisms or via political negotiations. Some case of repatriation are considered successful – and other cases like the Parthenon… well... not yet successful.
Rosalia Rodiadis
Half Mystery by Kevin MacLeod
The Snow Queen by Kevin MacLeod
Brides: the Soundtrack by Stamatis Spanoudakis
The Greek Instrumental Music Greatest Hits, Vol. 1:
Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Ksarhakos, Manos Hatzidakis

Saturday Feb 13, 2021

In this podcast episode we are travelling to China - home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world. We will be discovering some of the meanings behind these decorations, how the vessels were made, how they were used and what that might tell us about Shang society.
Intro and outro music sourced from:
Wei Yap Ooi for voice work in Mandarin - 谢谢
All sound effects sourced from:
Full bibliography available upon request


About Amber

Currently studying for the Bachelor of Arts at  La Trobe University, I am taking a major in Anthropology and a minor in Ancient Societies and Human Origins.

I have specific interests in the anthropology of material objects: namely textiles, clothing and adornment, and the anthropology of spatial design. Additionally, I am keenly interested in the anthropology of food and linked to this are my broad interests in globalisation, development, environment and trade.

Becoming an anthropologist brings together all of the things I am most passionate and curious about.

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