Podcast

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    Repatriation Is Our Future

    In the SAPIENS podcast season 4 finale, listeners hear the story of Dr. Rachel Watkins and why repatriation matters for African American communities.

  • A swirl of dots converging on the phrase "Our Past is the future" also in a circle.

    Slavery, Sustenance, and Resistance

    In this SAPIENS podcast episode, meet the archaeologists who are investigating how "slave cuisine" can be a new site of understanding Black survival and resistance.

  • A swirl of dots converging on the phrase "Our Past is the future" also in a circle.

    More Than a Mountain

    In this podcast episode, listeners learn about Dzil Nchaa Si’an, a sacred mountain in Arizona that Apache tribal members depend on and deeply value. The mountain has also become a site of resistance.

  • A swirl of dots converging on the phrase "Our Past is the future" also in a circle.

    Curating as Caretaking

    This episode of the SAPIENS podcast takes listeners behind the scenes in museums to explore how Black and Indigenous curators are re-imagining what their collections and exhibitions can do to change minds and transform hearts.

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    At the Heart of It All

    In the third episode of season 4 of the SAPIENS podcast, an archaeologist and community historian share the difficult stories of identifying and protecting unmarked graves at Indigenous boarding schools and a historic African American cemetery threatened by development.

  • Redrawing the Boundaries

    The second episode of season 4 of the SAPIENS podcast features stories about what it means to unearth African history on the Caribbean island of St. Croix and why Black archaeologists are searching for sunken slave ships.