In this episode, we continue the discussion that began in episode 7 of season 4 of the SAPIENS podcast, a conversation that examines “repatriation” and what it means for archaeology. We are joined by Prof. Rachel Watkins, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at American University, and Dr. Dorothy Lippert, an expert in repatriation and a tribal liaison for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
SAPIENS Talk Back was developed in collaboration with the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Society of Black Archaeologists, with special help from Dr. Sara Gonzalez, Dr. Justin Dunnavant, Dr. Ora Marek-Martinez, and Dr. Ayana Flewellen. Special thanks also to Dr. Chip Colwell and the production team at SAPIENS, Dr. Danilyn Rutherford at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and House of Pod.
This episode was made possible by financial support from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. We want to thank our panelists for leading our conversation: Dr. Wendy Teeter, Mina Nikolovieni, and Amanda Althoff. This episode was hosted by CIAMS graduate students Claire Challancin and Ruth Portes, and our sound engineer was Rafael Cruz Gil.
RadioCIAMS is a member of the American Anthropological Association’s podcast library. Our theme music was composed by Charlotte Mandy and performed by Maia Dedrick and Russell Dedrick. This episode was produced at Cornell University by Adam T. Smith, with Rebecca Gerdes as our production assistant.
Episode 8, the last in the SAPIENS Talk Back series, will be released on April 27, 2022.