The Materialists

Dust to Dust - Chapter 2

December 20, 2019

The Materialists are….

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

Nigel Rudolph (Public Archaeology Coordinator, FPAN Central Region)

For more info on FPAN please visit

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 10: Dust to Dust – Chapter 2

The Materialists would like to thank Becca Burton, communications manager for the University of Florida Thompson Institute for Earth Systems, housed in the Florida Museum of Natural History. Co-creator of The Marjory. The Marjorie is a woman-owned reporting nonprofit that promotes a greater understanding of issues related to women and the environment in Florida through storytelling and community building. Find out more about The Thomson Institute for Earth Systems at UF… For more info about The Marjorie visit:

In her interview, Becca mentions “The nine tipping points for the planet earth” for more info on that visit:

Becky’s statistics about plastic use came from: Susie Cagle,  The Guardian. 2019

A whale washed ashore with over 200 lbs of plastic in its stomach. Sperm Whale washed ashore in Scotland

Nigel’s history of plastic from History and Future of Plastics

For more info on the Anthropocene please visit

Thank you to Radiohead. Fake Plastic Trees, The Bends. 1995.

One Word: Plastics Clip. The Graduate, Lawrence Turman, Embassy Pictures (US), United Artists. 1967.


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