Dirt After Dark Episode 5 - Aleister Crowley

Available on Patreon: Aleister Crowley is known for his work as an occultist, magician, writer, painter, mountain climber, and top-notch weirdo. But did you know that much of his inspiration came from the world of archaeology and ancient history? Did you know that he got it all wrong? Come along! 

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Old News, Issue 6

Available on Patreon: Our roundup of the newest oldest stuff this month includes an exhibition full of clothing items that exemplify contemporary women trailblazers’ work, the scale of cultural heritage destruction in Yemen, how humans will be remembered by the chicken bones we leave behind, and a note found in the butt of a Jesus statue… and other stuff, but get a load of that last one.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF LEARNING (and dumb jokes)

Brand new from The Dirt: For a $25 donation, YOU can choose an episode topic for Anna and Amber to cover! (Terms and conditions apply: we won’t do it if it’s fake or terrible, but we’ll work with you to come up with something you’ll enjoy!) You can dedicate the episode to your favorite nerd, special someone, or hey—to yourself! Give a completely unique gift, and support The Dirt at the same time!

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Deep Cuts Episode 6 - A Periplus All Our Own

Available on Patreon: This month, we do a bit of bopping around the Red Sea, as we talk about the Arabian Peninsula before Islam (and today!), specifically Mada'in Saleh, and what the medieval world's most famous tourist thought of Kilwa Kisiwani. 

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Old News, Issue 5

Available on Patreon: Our roundup of the newest oldest stuff this month includes an encyclopedia of traditional medicine in the Amazon, conversations around repatriation of art and antiquities, itty bitty terracotta warriors, and so much more.

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Deep Cuts Episode 5 - Bog-eypeople!

Available on Patreon: We talked about boogeypeople, now let's talk about boggypeople. What exactly happens when someone is buried in a bog? We explain how bogs work, speculate at the lives that preceded some bog mummies, and learn that bog burials aren't limited to northern Europe! 

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Old News, Issue 4

Available on Patreon: Our roundup of the newest oldest stuff this month includes visualizing colonization around the world, some current PR challenges at the British Museum, the anthropology of heavy metal, and the discovery of a mummified body FULL OF BEES.

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Deep Cuts Episode 2 - Beer: It's Liquid Bread!

Available on Patreon: This month's Deep Cut takes you on a pub crawl of the earliest fermented beverages found in the archaeological record, contemporary attempts (and successes!) in recreating ancient beer recipes, and we ask the possibly unnecessary question of Did Man Once Live On Beer Alone? Cheers!

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Old News, Issue 1

Available on Patreon: In the first issue of Old News, Anna and Amber discuss some recently unearthed finds, long-unearthed finds that no one has quite figured out yet, and some game-changing news for the study of early hominins in Asia and the latest inductees to the Stone Age Club.

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