The Materialists

Do objects have agency?

February 26, 2019


We are jumping into the podcast game! Episode 1 finds The Materialists talking about what we are going to be talking about. What is material culture? What is archaeology? What is all this stuff about anyhow? A recurrent segment on the podcast will our “material culture challenge”. Each host will bring a piece of material culture to the table related to the theme of each episode and discuss why it matters. 

Becky’s object: Agatized-coral Hernando projectile point, Nigel’s object: Mema's steel mixing bowl 

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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 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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