The Materialists

Dust to Dust - Chapter 1

October 2, 2019

The Materialists are….

Becky O’Sullivan (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN West Central Region)

Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)

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We would like to thank….

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, The University of South Florida - Department of Anthropology, and The Crystal River Preserve and Archaeological State Park. For more info on USF Anthro Department please visit their website at For More info about the Crystal River Archaeological State Park please visit their website at

Thank you to the band Have Gun, Will Travel for the use of their song Silver and the Age of Opulence for our intro music. For more information on HGWT please visit their website at

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Episode 8: Dust to Dust – Chapter 1

We are looking at archaeological preservation in this episode. Our discussion takes us across the globe to look at examples of radical preservation.

Nigel’s example of preservation is the famous Peruvian mummy “Momia Juanita” aka the Peruvian Ice Maiden. For more info go to

Becky’s example of preservation comes from the bogs of Ireland. “Bog Butter” Butter that was preserved in the peat bogs of Ireland for thousands of years. For more info go to

Thank you to Dr. Jessi Halligan from Florida State University. Dr. Halligan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with specializations in geoarchaeology and underwater archaeology. For more information on Dr. Halligan and her work please visit

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