WE'RE BACK, BABY.
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
Dr Eleanor Janega's blog, Going Medieval, especially this one about imperialism
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