The AskHistorians Podcast
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too).

ProfRhodes educates us on the history of the modern nation of Zimbabwe starting by introducing the Shona and Ndebele, and proceeding forward with Cecil Rhodes, the British South Africa Company, the Rudd Concession, and the Pioneer Column. This episode, the first of two, takes us through those late 19th Century events up until the formation of the Central African Federation and post-war decolonizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. (67min)

Direct download: AHP_50_ZimbabwePt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Mictlantecuhtli gives an archaeological perspective on the burial practices and monumental architecture of West Mexico, focusing particularly on shaft tombs and later on guachimontones. The discussion also digs into the current archaeological knowledge of West Mexico and gives insight into the processes of performing archaeology, including the problem of looting. (54min)

Direct download: AHP_049_ShaftTombs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EDT