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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Nov 5, 2019

For episode five of The Palmer Files, guest Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist joins Agent Palmer to discuss modern archaeology, hidden history, and our shared past.

From the different types of archaeology to Tristan's love/hate relationship with Indiana Jones, how our paths crossed even for the first time on Twitter, my ill-informed education, our joint work on no longer published podcast Chronicles Unwritten and much much more.

Throughout the conversation, we dig in to: 

  • Archeaogaming
  • Recording what could be lost
  • Ancient Arch vs. Modern Arch
  • What constitutes something of value
  • What’s the point?
  • Arch twitter
  • Justification, Prioritization, Importance
  • Hidden history
  • Archeology of brushing teeth
  • Life as a commercial arch
  • How often things crumble
  • Being inclusive
  • Reflection and projection
  • Theresa O’Mahony
  • Living in a post-apocalyptic world
  • Saying too much vs. things not said
  • Podcasting
  • Chronicles Unwritten

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

The Modern Myth with Tristan Boyle

Andrew Rinehart's The No Man’s Sky Archaeological Project

Atari: Game Over

Scottish Area Group of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Chris Webster

CRM Archeology

Enabled Archaeology - Theresa O’Mahony

Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks Podcast (DAPFpod)

"Diamond" David Maier

The Stranger Conversations

Grant Markham







You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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