The Dig (2021)
Play • 1 hr 11 min


After accidentally plugging The Dig twice last season, I finally watched it! It's fine! In this episode, Hannah Taylor and I discussed the representation of women in archaeology, why "Anglo-Saxon" is nonsense, and trying to make digging cool.

A couple of suggested readings on the use of "Anglo-Saxon" and "dark ages": 

this New York Times article from 2019 about Medieval studies and racists

M. Rambaran-Olm's excellent three part primer, including a bibliography

Erik Wade's twitter threads

Dr Eleanor Janega's blog, Going Medieval, especially this one about imperialism

Follow Hannah on twitter @hannatale

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