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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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May 06th 2015:Taking a trip to MARS 'Military Archaeology Resources Stewardship'

Hello Indy listeners! Joining us today are members from MARS, not the planet, but their work is certainly out of this world. The Military Archaeological Resources Stewardship Interest Group is a group organized to bring together professional archaeologists who have interests in military lands archaeology and organize discussions concerning the protection cultural and historic resources during military operations. The collective work of military personnel and archaeologists working for the government cannot be understated. The Department of Defense alone is responsible for the management of 2

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Dr. James Wilde

James Wilde has been a professional archaeologist for 42 years. He started his career on the Chalcatzingo Project in central Mexico in 1973, and has worked throughout the western US and Alaska. He earned his PhD at the University of Oregon in 1985. He was an adjunct professor at BYU and directed their Office of Public Archaeology for 11 years. He moved to become a US Air Force archaeologist and cultural resources manager in 1994, and is now the Air Force's Cultural Resources Subject Matter Expert (SME), working out of Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. The Cultural Resources SME oversees three aspects of AF Cultural Resources Management: Archaeology on over 8 million acres in the continen
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Kristen Mt. Joy

Kristen Mt. Joy is the Cultural Resource Manager for the Texas Army National Guard. In supporting the mission of training soldiers, her program ensures heritage resources such as archaeological sites and historic buildings and features are managed efficiently and military activities are in compliance with Federal and State historic regulations. She also coordinates government-to-government consultation with Native American tribes, which are recognized as sovereign nations, on issues of cultural and sacred properties on Texas Army National Guard training lands. She holds anthropology degrees from University of Utah (BA) and Eastern New Mexico University (MA). She has worked in the American
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Dr. Duane Quates

I have worked as a U.S. Army federal archaeologist for the Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program since 2009, which is responsible for the management and stewardship of nearly 1000 historic properties on approximately 108,000 acres of military training lands in northern New York State. I am a cofounder, a former chairperson, and the current secretary of the Military Archaeology Resources Stewardship (MARS) interest group with the Society for American Archaeology. This group is dedicated to creating a forum for archaeologists that work on military lands and to generate a dialogue between the military and academic archaeologists in order to achieve the goal of bettering historic preservatio
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