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Archaeological Fantasies Podcast

Archaeological Fantasies Podcast

By Sara Head
Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there.
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New Chronology, Same Old Pseudoscience.
March is 'New Chronology' month!  We'll not only be looking at Anatoly Fomenko's idea about how history is far too long, but we'll also dip into some other alternative histories too. Today we try to wrap our heads around Fomenko's hardly groundbreaking idea that history is wrong, and try to understand the general points of it. Spoilers, it's basically all made up.  ____ Show Notes: (Why do I use Wikipedia in my show notes? Usually because it's not a bad place to start researching things, especially pseudo-theories. Also, people who want to pretend like the WIki is the devil are either 1) being elitist dicks or 2) don't understand how access works. I could also be using it to directly annoy someone. Either way, I'm not going to stop using it as a launch point. If that bothers you, you may want to re-read the above sentences.) Who Lost The Middle Ages: What's Behind the Attempt to Impose a "New Chronology" on History? Jason Colavito 2004 https://www.jasoncolavito.com/who-lost-the-middle-ages.html New chronology (Fomenko) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_chronology_(Fomenko) TikTok Conspiracy Theory: Ancient Rome Never Existed? A Classicist Reacts Lady of the Library 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXvI5aopXA&ab_channel=LadyoftheLibrary Rome Aint Real, Y'all (playlist) ArchyFantaies 2021 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLehDM9olevhx9GWB5ueH8aQqHYlJDq1xu What is Fomenko's New Chronology? Ctruth 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGxpktR4Pg&ab_channel=Ctruth History: Fiction or Science?: Dating methods as offered by mathematical statistics, eclipses and zodiacs (Chronology Book 1) Kindle Edition by Anatoly Fomenko https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2FQS4M/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 ___ Check the Patreon for the Free Blog, and consider joining for early release and bonus content:  patreon.com/Archyfantasies   Check out the Podcast:  anchor.fm/archaeologicalfantasies   And you can find me on Twitter and IG as @ArchyFantasies    You can email me at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com
49:11
March 07, 2022
James, Lovecraft, and Archaeology
Welcome back to the Archaeology Fantasies Podcast! February is Lovecraft Month, because I like Cthulhu and Lovecraft's impact on pseudoarchaeology. Today I'm looking at how and why Lovecraft used archeology in his stories to create suspense and horror. I'm also contrasting him to one of his contemporaries, M.R. James, and how James used archeology in his own ghost stories. How were these two writers similar and how were they different, and How major was their impact on modern horror and ghost stories? Show Notes: But What Lurks Without? M. R. James vs. H. P. Lovecraft https://shadowesareincumenin.com/2019/11/01/but-what-lurks-without-m-r-james-vs-h-p-lovecraft/ A Warning for the Curious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xJSQY8Ssw&ab_channel=NoRemainingCommercialPotential The Nameless City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nameless_City The Lost Crown https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Crown:_A_Ghost-Hunting_Adventure The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestial Pop Culture: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002OB5JOU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past https://www.amazon.com/Spooky-Archaeology-Myth-Science-Past-ebook/dp/B07RDMH1VL/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1644004167&sr=8-1
01:04:19
February 04, 2022
12 Mysterious Finds That Scientists Have Probably Already Explained.
Happy Dirtmas! This is the Audio version of a vlogmas video that's up on the YouTube Channel. I've posted it here for your listening pleasure. Let me know what you think. We're watching a video today that supposedly shows us 12 objects that are so mysterious that scientists can't explain them. Let's see how many of them are actually mysterious, and how many are already known.    Original Video is here: https://youtu.be/gMpR1hPQXAs Reviewed Video is here: https://youtu.be/x1MPkV9EFGM   -=-=-=-=-=-=-   Hi! I’m an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology.  Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do.   Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies   Podcast/Website - https://archyfantasies.com/   Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/archyfantasies   YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/Archyfantasies   Twitter – @ArchyFantasies   IG – @ArchyFantasies   Email – ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.
42:09
December 09, 2021
Archaeological Fantasies Update, and Where Have I Been.
I felt like I needed to post some kind of update/explanation before I start launching new things. I do discuss some mental health things and just life, just FYI.    But if you want to know what my future goals are for the podcast and the channel give us a listen.    -=-=-=-=-=-=-   Hi! I’m an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do.   Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies  Podcast/Website - https://archyfantasies.com/  Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/archyfantasies  YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchyFantasies  Twitter – @ArchyFantasies   IG – @ArchyFantasies   Emai – ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.
18:38
November 13, 2021
The Dirt Takeover Episode, Archaeological Fantasies Ep 116
Dr. Anna Goldfield and Amber Zambelli invade the Archaeological Fantasies podcast in this special cross over with The Dirt podcast. We talk Race, Racism, Movies, TV, and Mutant Frog Overlords.
01:33:36
July 15, 2020
Coming up on Archaeological Fantasies:
In this interesting time...my semester is wrapping up, and I decided to change my thesis proposal with three weeks left in the semester...because reasons.That said. I do have a stock of podcasts that need tweaking before being posted. I'm going get those up soon, and thank everyone for being lenient with us. I think you'll really enjoy the topics coming up, we got haunted Winchester house, archaeology and ghost hunting pt 2, race in academia, and the Historical accuracy of the Assassin's Creed games pt2!We've also got a bunch of collaboration things like the "Hunt for Secret Mysteries" vids and Podcast with Bill Auchter with ArchaeoRPG and ArchaeoThoughts. We're taking on Skinwalker Ranch right now, and wow, just...its bad yall.We're also still working on our own archeology surveys in Elder Scrolls and No Man's Sky and looking at Aliens, Giants, and the Paranormal on our sub-blogs. So hopefully there's a lot to keep you busy this month while my output might be a little spotty. I have a couple of quick vids planned, but other than that, I need to lay low and convince my Thesis Professor to let me lead a real-life phase 1 survey in Elders Scrolls Online...I have a crew and everything. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback from the archives, where Dr. Jeb Card and I talk with Dr. April Beisaw about Ghost Hunting as Historical Archaeology! Also, be sure to check out Jeb and Blake Smith's newest podcast "In Research Of" for a fun and critical look back on Leonard Nimoy's classic pseudoarchaeology show. Show Notes:April Beisaw on Twitter: @AprilMBeisawApril Beisaw website Lost City, Found Pyramid edited by Jeb Card and David Anderson
59:42
May 05, 2020
The Hunt For Secret Mysteries: Skinwalker Ranch Pt1 with Bill Auchter.
Today we start a brand-new collaborative project with Archaeothoughts and ArchaeoRPG which is a podcast miniseries we are calling The Hunt for Secret Mysteries. This miniseries will focus on various paranormal TV shows as we are inflicted with them. My cohost will be Bill Auchter of Archaeothoughts and for our first series, we're focusing on the new television show "The Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch". We hope you enjoy this brand-new miniseries and hope you stick around for the full set. Bill Auchter can be found:Twitter - @archaeothoughts Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/archaeothoughts YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0zGwylRsKCkxbMSUE2a0Q Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/archaeothoughts/ Hi! I'm an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies Ko-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasies Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/archyfantasies YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchyFantasies Twitter - @ArchyFantasies IG - @ArchyFantasies Website - https://archyfantasies.com/ Email - ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.
50:22
April 24, 2020
Bro-Ventures with Annelise Baer. Archaeological Fantasies ep 115
Today we talk with Annelise Baer about the Bro-Venture genre of adventure TV. We cover all the classics from Indiana Jones all the way to the most recent Unexplored and Unexplained. We talk about how these shows get made, and how they might evolve as TV switches to Streaming.
01:16:13
April 06, 2020
Undead Gender with Drs. Rebecca Gibson, Jay VanderVeen, and Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies ep 114
This episode we talk with Drs. Rebecca Gibson and Jay VanderVeen about their upcoming edited volume Monstrous Males and Fatal Females due out in 2021. We also talk with one of the authors Dr. Holly Walters about her chapter on vampires, and we manage a bit on Zombies too. We look at Gender and how the becoming undead can affect it. We also look at the use of sexual desire within the supernatural and get a sneak-peek at the contents of the edited volume. Show Notes: Dr. Rebecca GibsonTwitter - @RGibsongirl https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030240165 Dr. Jay VanderVeen Twitter @JayVanderVeen Dr. Holly Walters Twitter: Left Field Notes @Manigarm Shaligrams - http://peregrinationblog.com Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarThe Tragic, Forgotten History of ZombiesZombies: The Real Story of the Undead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie H. P. Lovecraft, Zombies, Slender Man, and Aliens - Jason Colavito Hi! I'm an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ArchyfantasiesKo-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasiesTwitter - @ArchyFantasiesIG - @archyfantasy Website - https://archyfantasies.com/ Emai - ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.
01:09:06
March 16, 2020
Blaming Lovecraft for All Things Pseudoarchaeology: Archaeological Fantasies Ep: 113
This episode I take to the airwaves myself to tell you all what I think of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos, the impact that it is had on society as a whole, and how the elder gods are going to devour us all.
45:37
March 02, 2020
Pseudo TV with Annelise Baer
Today we talk with Annelise Baer about some behind the scenes aspects of making Pseudo-television shows like Ancient Aliens. She tells how the research and some of the production is done, and we talk about what Archaeology could learn from tv.   Show Notes: Annelise Baer, MA Twitter - @annelisebaer IMBD -  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3243785/  Crystal Skull Vodka facial reconstruction: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS805US805&sxsrf=ACYBGNS7RKZgqGAzRarBKuzV6qbOTr8Enw:1581389394615&q=crystal+skull+reconstruction&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWi_jIvsjnAhWjxFkKHct5BYwQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1564&bih=754&dpr=1.13
01:05:43
February 17, 2020
Archaeology and the Path of the Spiritual Sun: It’s all Been Done Before.
Today I talk about the archaeology in the Path of the Spiritual Sun, how it's all been done before, there's nothing new...under the sun... Show Notes: Belsebuub's website:https://belsebuub.com/books/the-path-of-the-spiritual-sun-celebrating-the-solstices-and-equinoxes  Jason Colavito's Website: http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/
50:33
February 03, 2020
Giant DNA and Mudfossils with Dr. Jennifer Raff.
Today we talk with Dr. Jennifer Raff about the YouTube channel Mudfossil University and the possibility that Rocks are really just fossilized Giants. Show Notes: Episodes with Dr. Raff https://archyfantasies.com/?s=Jennifer+Raff New Archaeo-Genetics Articles With Jennifer RaffArchaeological Fantasies and the genetic history of the AmericasDNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50Dr. Jennifer Raff's Websites: violentmetaphors.com Genetic mythologies: “Nephilim DNA” from the Paracas skullsThe Ketchum Project: What To Believe About Bigfoot DNA ‘Science’ - By Sharon Hill
01:01:50
January 20, 2020
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Ep 109
Say Hello to the new year with Archaeological Fantasies.  Check us out to see what we're up to and what to expect in the new year.  Thanks again to all our lovely supporters! Here's to another successful year.  Show Notes! Jennifer Raff:  @JenniferRaff  https://violentmetaphors.com/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/#2b40d9503eef David Anderson:  @DSAArchaeology  https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/#5171d0495401 In reSearch Of https://www.patreon.com/inresearchof/ Archaeological Fantasies on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKt4NakeiCynKLPGQH0AZw Sub-Blogs: Ancient Alien Archaeology https://ancientalienarchaeology.home.blog/ The Archaeology of Giants https://thearchaeologyofgiants.home.blog/ Paranormal Archaeology https://paranormalarchaeology.wordpress.com/ We’re on YouTube again! If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @ArchyFantasies, or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com. Contact us below or leave a comment.
28:59
January 06, 2020
Academic Odysseys with Assassin’s Creed. Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Ep 108
Today we talk with Dr. Jane Draycott @JLDraycott and Andrew Reinhard @adreinhard about the epic game Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. We discuss the overall gameplay, how AC uses historical references to create more vibrant gameplay, and if this even worked. We talk about the use of real archaeology and pseudoarchaeology in the game storyline, and how that affects the overall game's enjoyability, or not. Where have we been? Check out the blog post:What’s Going on in ArchyFantasies Land? Show Notes: Dr Jane Draycott https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/janedraycott/ Andrew Reinhard http://andrewreinhard.com/ ARCHAEOGAMING: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/ReinhardArchaeogaming Hashtags to follow:#ACademicOdyssey #archaeogaming #ACOdyssey We’re on YouTube again! If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Check out Jeb Card’s new book Spooky Archaeology :Myth and the Science of the Past And Ken Feder’s new book Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @ArchyFantasies, or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:00:16
September 02, 2019
Remix – Atlantis in Sardinia with Dr. Emily Holt – Archaeological Fantasies ep 107
Nuraghe Santu Antine in TorralbaCristiano Cani picture via Wiki Commons. Note: there was an issue with the Audio file. This is a repost of episode 107. Today we are talking with Dr. Emily Holt from Miami University in Ohio. We learn about the Nuraghe civilization, the fantastic towers they built, and how all this is connected to Atlantis. Dr. Holt also gives us details on her summer field school, which focuses on CRM techniques, that is open for enrollment. Dr. Emily Holt:Twitter: @Emily_M_Holt and @ScholarOutreach School Bio Page:https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/classics/about/faculty-staff/holt/ Personal Blog: ERRANT: letters from an itinerant archaeologist Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Emily Holt, ZooarchaeologistContact Dr. Holt if you are interested in participating in her feild school this summer. holtem2@miamioh.edu Field School Link to Apply: Miami University Field Methods in Archaeology: Pran'e Siddi Landscape Project Articles on Atlantis in Sardinia:Was Sardinia home to Atlantis? - by Sarah Griffiths on Daily Mail. Was Sardinia home to the mythical civilization of Atlantis? - by Florence Evin on the Guardian website. Review of Ancient Aliens S13E08 "Island of the Giants" by Jason Colavito Check out Jeb Card’s new book Spooky Archaeology : Myth and the Science of the Past And Ken Feder’s new book Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America Contact us below or leave a comment.Hi! I’m an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do. Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies Ko-Fi – https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasies Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/archyfantasies YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchyFantasies Twitter – @ArchyFantasies IG – @ArchyFantasies Website – https://archyfantasies.com/ Emai – ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.
01:01:25
February 08, 2019
Asteroids, Micro Diamonds, and the Younger Dryas with Jens Notroff: Archaeological Fantasies Ep 106
Today we talk to Jens Notroff about a recent report about a newly discovered asteroid crater under the Greenland Glacier. How is this connected to the Younger Dryas? What is the Younger Dryas? And is this evidence of Gobekli Tepe being older than it seems? (You can probably guess the answer for that one.) Show Notes: Jens Notroff:@jens2go Persnpal WebpageLetters From The FieldTHE TEPE TELEGRAMSGöbekli Tepe, Bad Fox, No Comet – Episode 73Articles:Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier by Nicholas St. Fleur A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice by Carolyn GramlingAn asteroid impact on Greenland left a massive crater under the ice by CBC RadioThe Younger Dryas:https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/abrupt-climate-change/The%20Younger%20Dryashttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younger_Dryas‘Younger Dryas Impact’ hypothesisArguments against Younger Dryas Impact EventColavito post on these articlesColavito post on strife and non-strife between Andrew Collins and Graham Hancock on the Younger DryasColavito’s various Younger Dryas posts If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Check out Jeb Card’s new book Spooky Archaeology : Myth and the Science of the Past And Ken Feder’s new book Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @ArchyFantasies, or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com. Contact us below or leave a comment.
47:14
January 21, 2019
Where Are the Real Viking Women Warriors? With Chelsi Slotten Archaeological Fantasies Episode 105.
Not a real viking... Welcome to Season 5 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast! To start the year off we're talking with Chelsi Slotten about Viking Women Warriors. What does archaeology say about women in Viking times? What are the controversies around the Birka Warrior? And why aren't female warriors better accepted in academia? Show notes: Chelsi Slotten: @osteoarchaeo https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chelsi_SlottenMegan Fox to solve history's greatest mysteries for the Travel ChannelMegan Fox Comes to Travel Channel in 'Legends of the Lost'Megan Fox fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming Indiana Jones in Travel Channel seriesIf by Indiana Jones you mean a fake archaeologist, then yes Megan Fox is the new Indiana Jones.The Non-Mystery of Viking Women Warriors: Legends of the Lost Ep 2 If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Check out Jeb Card's new book Spooky Archaeology : Myth and the Science of the Past And Ken Feder's new book Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @ArchyFantasies, or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:13:00
January 08, 2019
New Archaeo-Genetics Articles With Jennifer Raff
Today, Dr. Jennifer Raff is back with us to talk about some recent articles on genetics in archaeology. Particularly the discovery of a new genetic ancestor to early Americans and new evidence about the migration of early Americans.  Show Notes: Jennifer Raff at Forbes Ancient DNA Reveals Yet More Complicated Histories In The Americas Posth et al. 2018. Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Moreno-Mayar et al. 2018. Early human dispersals within the Americas. ---------------------- If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies, Jeb J. Card @ahtzib ,  Ken Feder @fiftysitesbook or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:05:28
December 17, 2018
The History of Pseudoarchaeology: From Engagement to Isolation.
Things changed drastically as archaeology developed and professionalized. During the pre-professional time, or the Romantic Era of archaeology as Jeb Card and David Anderson (2016) call it, archaeology was really more of a jumbled collection of competing methodologies, antiquarians out looking for epic adventures chasing down mythic locations, and making extraordinary claims to establish racial dominance and promote nationalist agendas (Card and Anderson 2016). However, as the field of archaeology matured, it began to challenge these behaviors, choosing scientific procedures over frivolity, demanding evidence to support wild claims, and in general, growing up. For example, Alternative theorists love to point out a couple early hoaxes that archeology had to deal with. The most famous of these would be the Piltdown man hoax. Ever so briefly, the Piltdown man was an early 1900’s hoax were the lower jaw of an ape was altered to look like it belonged with the cranial part of a human skull. It was ‘discovered’ in 1912 in Sussex England and was lauded as the missing link (Feder 2010, 1990). Though the hoax wasn’t one-hundred percent debunked until 1949, it did have its early detractors (Feder 1990). Many thought it was just a little too convenient that Piltdown man was discovered where it was, and as time went by and more actual hominids were found around the world that predated Piltdown’s supposed age, more suspicions were thrown at it. 1949 was the beginning of the end for Piltdown man as a series of tests revealed that the bones that made up the skull were not the right age or even from the same species (Feder 1990). Piltdown man fits because of the desperate need by the British government to have, not only an early hominid discovered on their soil but to have it be *the* missing link. British archaeologists at the time were willing to overlook clues that this was probably a hoax. Yet 40 years later, after a lot of questions from inside the field, the Piltdown man was exposed. The reason this case is so well known is because it played out in the public eye, mainly by the circumstances of the time. Newspapers carried stories and images of the Piltdown man (Feder 1990). The public loved it and talked about it. It was even presented by the researchers to the public. Because of this, other researchers were able to know of and examine the hoax, and call it into question long enough to finally get it disproven. Now when we talk about the Piltdown man, we’re talking about the hoax and not the supposed missing link. The development of Institutional Professional Archaeology. Honestly, this is where things start to decline as far as the interactions between archaeology and pseudoarchaeology are concerned. Leading up to the 60’ Archaeologists were all over the place publicly. During the 1800’s they were traveling around speaking and presenting findings. Granted this was a necessity of the times, but the side effect was a great deal of public engagement. As time moved on, Archaeologists began to appear on the radio and then TV (Card and Anderson 2016) embracing the new media as ways to communicate with the public. They wrote popular books about archaeology and, again, spoke publicly about the topic. This all seemed to work out best over in the UK. Sir Lenord Woolley was all over the radio, Sir Mortimer Wheeler and Glyn Daniel were named TV personality of the year in 1954, the UK show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral was a success where the US version What in the World was not (Card and Anderson 2016). Overall, it seemed like everything was going good. Then the New Archeology moment began in archaeology, symbolizing a shift in archaeological theory and practice. This time was important, it was a time when archeology began to look critically at itself and evaluate itself. It started important theory groups like gender and queer theory,
08:48
December 06, 2018
The History of Pseudoarchaeology: The Moundbuilders Myth
The first thing to look at any time you start a new project is the history of the topic. Our topic is practically as old as the field of archaeology itself, some might argue even older (Card 2018). The reason for this is that before the field of archaeology ‘professionalized’ there was a time of Antiquarians. This Time of Antiquarianism is very much like what Jeb Card (2018) calls mythic science time, a time before names and before organization. It’s not as mystical as it all sounds, but that area of fuzzy memory where the mists of time are a little harder to see though, that’s where trouble starts. We don’t need to walk through the history of the field of archaeology or drown ourselves in theory (thank god). A few highlighted moments will do us nicely. What we want to understand is that the way archaeologists interact with pseudoarchaeology and the public today is very different from the way early antiquarians and archaeologists did. The field itself used to be much more open and communicated with the public better. True, the field was far less professional and had issues that the modern professional field is still learning to detach from. I don’t want people to think I’m trying to ignore this, archaeology has issues, but it’s the worst of these issues that pseudoarchaeology tries so damn hard to hold onto. Slight disclaimer here, we’ll be focusing mostly on North American archaeology and pseudoarchaeology. We may make a jump outside of these borders occasionally, but mostly we’ll stay here. The main reason for this is most of today's’ popular pseudoarchaeology seems to come back to the Americas at some point, and secondly, it’s the area of archaeology that I am most familiar with and speak to with the most authority. So with that, let’s look at the what I consider the first real clash of archaeology vs pseudoarchaeology. Archaeology vs Pseudoarchaeology, Begin! When settlers and explorers first came to the Americas, they noticed the monumental structures that dotted the continent (Kolodny 2012). However, Europeans at the time couldn’t understand how people as ‘primitive’ as the Natives could have created anything as impressive as the great earth mounds in North America, or the stunning temples of South American. And so, lacking either the knowledge or the belief in the humanity of Native Americans, the Europeans decided that there must have been another race of people here before the Natives. One that was advanced and clever, and probably white like themselves. Having no evidence of any kind to point to who these advanced peoples were, early antiquarians fell back on myths, folklore, bible stories, and mythic documents like the Icelandic Saga’s to help them figure out who it was that settled the Americas first (Feder 1990, Kolodny 2012). The most popular candidates for First were the Lost tribes of Israel, the Phoenicians, and the Norse. The Celts and random British figures also factored in, but the top three were (and still are today) the first grouping. There are lots of reasons for these different groups, spanning political, religious, and just plain racist ideals, but the important thing to take away at this point is, none of this was pseudoarchaeology….yet. Even those who are usually put forward as early champions of a Native First theory were not as noble as we’re led to believe. This whitewashing of archaeological history feeds into Jeb Card’s (2018) argument of mythic scientific time. Card defines mythic time in his book Spooky Archaeology (2018) as “the time before names” and “time before human society.” He further applies this idea to mythic science time, a time before professional organization and scientific accountability. A time when the field of archaeology was just starting to develop and solidify into what we like to recognize as professional archeology today. The case of the Moundbuilder myth encapsulates this.
11:18
December 06, 2018
Man-Bear-Pig with Alex and Simona from the ArchaeoAnimals Podcast : Archaeological Fantasies Ep 102
Today we talk with Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga from The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast on the APN. We talk about Zooarchaeology and Cryptid Bones. We learn about chupacabra skulls and examine the Pig-Face Women of Vicotiran side-shows. Show Notes: Alex Fitzpatrick on Twitter  Animal Archaeology Blog  The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast @ArchaeoAnimals  #ArchaeoAnimals Pig-faced women - Wikipedia The Foreign Woman in British Literature- Exotics, Aliens, and Outsiders - Google Books QI Talk Forum - View topic - Freaks If you’d like to support the Podcast or site, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies, Jeb J. Card @ahtzib ,  Ken Feder @fiftysitesbook or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Contact us below or leave a comment.
59:36
December 03, 2018
Archaeologists and Horror Movies in the MonsterTalk Crossover, Ep 101
Image: Cupid Fountain (Copyright Winchester Mystery House) Hello Boys and Ghouls, it's time for the MonsterTalk/Archaeological Fantasies Halloween Special. This year we're talking about Horror movies and the perils of being an archaeologist in them. Stay on the edge of your seats, as we dig up these horrific accounts of archaeology gone wrong. Show Notes: MonsterTalk Podcast  MonsterTalk Patreon DoctorAtlantis (MonsterTalk )@DoctorAtlantis  Karen Stollznow web page.  Karen Stollznow @karenstollznow  Winchester (film) - Wikipedia The True Story of the House in Helen Mirren's New Movie Winchester The Heiress to a Gun Empire Built a Mansion Forever Haunted by the Blood Money That Built It. Sands of Oblivion (2007) Sands of Oblivion - Wikipedia DeMille's Lost City The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille (2016) - IMDb Ghostwatch - Wikipedia Amazon.com: Ghostwatch This House is Haunted: The True Story of the Enfield Poltergeist Enfield Poltergeist - Wikipedia 10 Best and Worst Horror Movies Featuring Archaeologists Books to Read: Haunting America by Karen Stollznow Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic by Karen Stollznow Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past by Jeb J. Card   The theme for this episode is in loving tribute to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Music is copywritten by Mark Pierson and the show was edited by Blake Smith. Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies, Jeb J. Card @ahtzib ,  Ken Feder @fiftysitesbook or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com   Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:15:47
October 29, 2018
Monstertalk Crossover Double Feature
  Is I bet you can't guess what's in store for you, dear listeners, later on this month. Until then, slack you blood-lust on these two juicy episodes in our Pseudoarchaeology Double Feature. Music in this special episode Copyright Richard O’Brien. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjszYRPaug Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, consider donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
02:36:20
October 15, 2018
The Beardmore Relics with Douglas Hunter – Archaeological Fantasies Episode 100
  Today we talk with Douglas Hunter about his new book Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History.  We talk about what the interesting history of the Beardmore relics, how they affected Canadian history, and what lessons we can learn from the hubris of our past. Show notes: Douglass Hunter Website Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History The Beardmore Relics The Kensington Runestone Kensington Runestone Podcast Episode Archaeological Fantasies: Where the Vikings Weren't Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, consider donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:12:04
October 01, 2018
Sacred Fossils and Hindu Pseudoarchaeology With Dr. Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies Ep 99
Today we talk with Dr. Holly Walters about sacred Salagrama Fossils in the Hindu religion. What are these beautiful Fossils? How are they incorporated into the Hindu religion? And what weird powers has the American New Age assigned these religious artifacts? Dr. Walters gives us a fantastic break down of the three major religions in the area of Nepal and Tibet and an interesting look at their opinions on the New Age's appropriation of certain aspects of their religions. Show Notes: Dr. Holly Walters Fieldwork blog: http://www.peregrinationblog.com/  General blog: https://www.mockingtheapocalypse.com/  Twitter: @Manigarm  Shaligram Stones Science in Saffron: Skeptical Essays on the History of Science. by Meera Nanda Saffronized Science: Rampant Pseudoscience in “Vedic Garb” in the Indian Subcontinent, Meera Nanda Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:05:08
September 17, 2018
Olmecs and Ancient DNA with Jennifer Raff – Archaeological Fantasies ep 98
Today we start a new segment with Dr. Jennifer Raff. We explore the use of ancient DNA in archaeology and how our understanding of such has changed over the years. We also look at the most recent misuse of the Olmec culture as evidence of a pre-columbic African presence in the Americas, and what DNA tells us about that. Show Notes: Jennifer Raff - @jenniferRaff - Twitter Violent Metaphors - Blog https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jennifer-raff  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/jennifer-raff Archaeological Fantasies and the genetic history of the Americas DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50 Jennifer A. Raff and Deborah A. Bolnick’s: Does Mitochondrial Haplogroup X Indicate Ancient Trans-Atlantic Migration to the Americas? A Critical Re-Evaluation. Solutrean Hypothesis - The Solutrean Hypothesis – Episode 31 CBC, The Solutrean Hypothesis, and Jennifer Raff – Episode 92 No CBC hasn’t proven that ‘White’ Europeans made it to America ‘First’. On thin ice: Problems with Stanford and Bradley’s Solutrean-Clovis hypothesis Carl Zimmer’s Game of Genomes Ancient DNA - New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American Kennewick Man The Anzick Clovis Site: Clovis-Aged Burial in American Northwest Dating Do-Over For Anzick-1, Famous First Americans Burial Human Speech Gene Found Dr. Kim TallBear Miami-Dade Schools teaching Olmecs as Africans - (this has since been removed from their website) - Nation's 4th-Largest Metropolitan School District Teaching Kids that Olmecs were Africans Pseudoscientific Curriculum Offered by Miami-Dade County Schools Things to Watch/Read/Hear - The Legend of the Lighthouse – Episode 22 Book Breaking and Book Mending: Most academic books aren’t written to be read—they’re written to be “broken.” That should change by DOUGLAS HUNTER A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes Kindle Edition by Adam Rutherford She Has Her Mother’s Laugh The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity By  Carl Zimmer The Misuse of Genetics in Pseudoscience - Dr. Jennifer Raff - Skepticon 9 Thank You for listening. If you'd like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
54:59
September 03, 2018
Archaeogaming with Andrew Reinhard – Archaeological Fantasies Ep 97
Today we talk with Andrew Reinhard about his new book Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. We talk about the Atari ET dig, learn how Metaspace and Meat Space are similar, and talk a lot about No Man's Sky and Andrew's archaeological survey inside the game space.   Show Notes and links of interest: Andrew Reinhard: Archaeogaming with Andrew Reinhard (Video) Meet the Archaeologist: Andrew Reinhard (Video) The Interactive Pasts Conference: Andrew Reinhard (Video) Andrew Reinhard on Twitter @adreinhard  Andrew's Book on Amazon Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. Atari ET Dig: Atari video game burial HOW OBSESSED FANS FINALLY EXHUMED ATARI'S SECRET GAME GRAVEYARD No Man's Sky Archaeological Survey: A Procedurally Generated Archaeology Mission in No Man’s Sky Archeologist Digs Into Remains of No Man's SkyAbandoned Player Civilization The No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey: One Year In My Archaeological Methodology in No Man’s Sky Other Things of interest: 8 Bit Test Pit Podcast with Meghan Dennis, Tara Copplestone, and Andrew Reinhard Hashtags to Follow: #archaeogaming #archaeotwitter #archaeologyTwitter Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook and you can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:07:43
August 20, 2018
Canadian Pseudoarchaeology with Steph Halmhofer: Archaeological Fantasies EP 96
Today we're talking with Steph Halmhofer about her recent survey on Canadian Fears, modeled after the Chapman Survey of American Fears. She's looking at Canadian pseudoarchaeological beliefs, among other topics, and she's come on the show to share some preliminary results from her survey. If you're a Canadian resident and you want to take the survey, please use the link in the show notes! Show Notes: Steph Halmhofer https://twitter.com/bones_canada Bones Stones and Books. bonesstonesandbooks.com If you live in Canada or are from Canada, go take Steph's survey and get your friends to take it too! https://bonesstonesandbooks.com/2018/07/12/bigfoot-atlantis-and-twitter-a-survey-on-canadian-beliefs-and-social-media-use/ The Chapman survey of American Fears https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/research-centers/babbie-center/survey-american-fears.aspx Canadian stamps pamphlet https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B70APOPicT92OFltYkE2U2gydlFHa1ZkYVYtdmRWTlp3RVZv/view?usp=sharing #inventedfantasies https://twitter.com/hashtag/InventedFantasies?src=hash Thank You for listening. If you'd like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook and you can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:06:44
August 06, 2018
Creative Outreach and Geek Cons with Paulina Przystupa – Archaeological Fantasies Episode 95
Today we're talking with Paulina Przystupa (@punuckish) about the panel she put together at the SAA's this past Apil. Her topic was Creative Outreach focusing on using social media as a way of communicating what the public about archaeology. We talk about better ways to use various social media to make archaeology accessible to everyone, and how we can go to geek conventions and talk about archaeology.  Show Notes: SAA Annual Meeting  SAA 2018 Program Geek Girl Con  Emerald City Comic Con Gen Con LLC | Gen Con 2018 If you’d like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:03:33
July 16, 2018
Pseudoarchaeology and Pop Culture with David Anderson – Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Episode 94
Today we're talking with Dr. David Anderson (@DSAArchaeology ) about the intersection of Archaeology and Pop culture, and how a history of pop culture, specifically comics and adventure genre has fed the prevalence of pseudoarchaeology ideas, especially Ancient Aliens and Ancient Astronauts . Show Notes: David Anderson's Blog - Archaeological Oddities  Lost City of Z: The Mysterious Disappearance of Percy Fawcett: The explorer's disappearance continues to fascinate.  The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Richard Sharpe Shaver The Coming Race: the classic science fiction tale of a master race (Aziloth Books) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Vril H.P. Lovecraft Fortean Times Charles Hoy Fort The Book of the Damned The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race  King Tuts Curse Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Superdickery  Moai Statues Selective Attention Test Viedo - But Did You See the Gorilla? The Problem With Inattentional Blindness: The most effective cloaking device is the human mind Jack Kirby Rip Hunter  Hawkman If you'd like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
01:09:17
July 01, 2018
We’re On Hiatus Until July 1st! Yay Vacation!
  2018 has been a bit of a roller coaster for the Archaeological Fantasies blog and podcast. I know many of you have noticed, so I figured, Let's have a rundown of what's happening here at the AF Studios... Last year I went back to finish my Masters' degree and well, between that and working full time, it's been...fun? Unfortunately, the blog suffered and will need to be scaled back some, but I still need to make monthly markers, so stick with me. We'll have a good time still. I moved in February, and though I'm in a much nicer place, moving across three states takes a bit of doing, and I'm still not done doing yet since I've been gone almost three weeks each month since I moved. Still, it's all been good, just busy. Oh, I got the flu. That was almost three weeks of my life. Get your shots folks. Just trust me on that. The most important bit here, that I'm sure you're all reading for, is.....The podcast is moving!!! Yes, we're moving the URL of the podcast, which means we will not be on the Archaeology Podcast Network anymore. The podcast will be hosted here instead, on the Archaeological Fantasies blog. I feel like this makes more sense in the long run, but in the short term, it means we have a little bit of restructuring to do. The podcast is going to be on hiatus until July 1st, at which point we'll relaunch with our new location here on the blog. You'll (hopefully) still be able to subscribe to us with Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and with luck Spotify. You can also listen here directly or subscribe to our RSS feed at https://archyfantasies.com/feed/podcast/  or see the full listing at our Blubrry site: The Archaeological Fantasies Podcast.  (Shout out to Mike Dell at BluBrry, you rock) As always this is a labor of love, but it still costs me out of pocket, and hey, I'm happy to pay. Still, if you feel like donating some, it will help pay for the new hosting costs and the blog upkeep. You can support us monthly on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or throw us a few bucks when you want on Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out. Thanks for waiting out our dust, and I hope you can help spread the word! As always follow us on Twitter @ArchyFantasies and contact us if you have questions. Hopefully, this will go smoothly, fingers crossed. Podcast Music by the esteemed Mr. Soup at ArchaeoS0up Productions. I cannot tell you how much I love this song, thank you for letting us use it.
02:31
May 15, 2018
Bears Ears Rock Art with Vaughn Hadenfelt – Episode 93
Today we talk Vaughn Hadenfelt of Friends of Friends of Ceder Mesa. With 30 years of experience as a guide and interpreter in Bears Ears National Monument, he comes on to talk to us about Rock Art. What is it? How do we date it? Can we read it like a book? He also gives us an update on the Status of Bears Ears.
01:02:01
March 05, 2018
CBC, The Solutrean Hypothesis, and Jennifer Raff – Episode 92
Today we discuss the recent CBC episode of The Nature of Things titled Ice Bridge. We're revisiting the Solutrean Hypothesis as it's put forward by the CBC show, and have Jennifer Raff with us to discuss Haplogroup X.
01:12:46
February 05, 2018
Contact and Immigration In Archaeology – Episode 91
Today we talk about cultures south of the US border. We talk about what we expect to see, and do see, when early European cultures come in contact with Native American cultures. We also talk about immigration and how we can track that with archaeology.
01:12:24
January 22, 2018
Welcome 2018 and Bears Ears Update – Episode 90
Welcome to the First episode of 2018! In this episode we talk about the effects of the recent EO on Bears Ears National Monument and other sites of significance. We debate the actual effects and reiterate the importance of these sites. We also talk about The podcast in 2017 and where we'd like to see it go in 2018.  Shout out to everyone who's helped us grow this past year and all of our listeners. Here's to another great year on the APN!
56:50
January 08, 2018
The Place of Stone – Dighton Rock with Douglas Hunter – Episode 89
Ken and Sara talk to author Douglas Hunter about his book linked below. The story of Dighton Rock and its relationship with the indigenous past is a fascinating tale.
01:20:35
December 25, 2017
Magical Jinn and where to Find them with Mark Allen Peterson – Episode 88
Today we talk with Dr. Mark Allen Peterson about the magical Jinn. Dr. Peterson tells us more about the ancient concept of Jinn, how that affect modern Arabic uses of Jinn, and how the views on Jinn are affected by Movies and Western tampering.
55:45
December 11, 2017
Biblical Archaeology with Eric Cline – Episode 87
Today we talk with Dr Eric Cline from George Washington University. We talk about a variety of topics on Biblical Archaeology, the validity of real and fake sight seeing, and touch a bit on 3D printing.
01:09:33
November 27, 2017
GenCon50 and Gaming with Scott – Episode 86
This is a cross-over episode that was recorded at GenCon 50 earlier in 2017. Sara Head joined the hosts of Gaming with Scott to talk about the intersection between archaeology and gaming.
01:01:36
November 13, 2017
Haunted Objects with MonsterTalk – Episode 85
It's our second Halloween special and crossover with the MonsterTalk Podcast! Today we're Joined by Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow to talk about haunted objects and where to find them. We talk about creepy dolls, haunted antiques, and cursed 3d printed objects. Enjoy the worlds of two great podcasts colliding!
01:22:06
October 30, 2017
The Ark Encounter with James Bielo – Episode 84
Today we talk with Ethnographer James Bielo about his work with the Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah's Ark and religious-themed experience in Kentucky. We talk about the validity of replicas, religious sightseeing, and 3D printing as a way to communicate with the public.
01:12:54
October 16, 2017
The Enigmatic Iximaya Hoax With Roxanne Davila and Marcello Canuto – Episode 83
The Enigmatic Iximaya Hoax With Roxanne Davila and Marcello Canuto - Episode 83
01:15:06
October 02, 2017
Mermaids and Mummies – Episode 82
Today we're looking at the Fiji Mummy and the recent Peruvian Mummy Hoax. How do these two cases intersect, what can one teach us about the other, and How does PT. Barnum fit into all this.
01:15:41
September 18, 2017
(Re-Play) Afrocentrism and the New World – Episode 81 (16)
Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And how does it affect archaeology in the new world?
59:48
September 04, 2017
Mayan Hieroglyphics with Jeb Card – Episode 80
Today we talk with co-host Jeb Card about Mayan Hieroglyphics. We talk about the Victorian worlds discovery of them, their fascination with them, how that fascination has endured into the modern-day, and how the Mayan language, including Hieroglyphics, is still a living language today.
01:05:54
August 21, 2017
Walking Moai Statues with Fernanda Meneses – Episode 79
Today we talk with Fernanda Maneses about the mysterious Easter Island statues. We talk about the actual history of the Moai statues, the culture that created them, and the many different ways these iconic statures have been used by the fringe and popular culture alike.
01:03:13
August 07, 2017
Hobby Lobby and the Illegal Antiquities Trade with Donna Yates – Episode 78
Today we talk with Dr. Donna Yates about the recent Hobby Lobby decision and the illegal antiquities trade. What was Hobby Lobby doing, how does this fit into looting and the antiquities trade, and what exactly is this new Museum of the Bible in DC thing?
01:04:13
July 24, 2017
Indiana Jones and Pseudoarchaeology – Episode 77
Today we're talking about Indiana JOnes a pseudoarchaeological elements that run through almost all off the movies. We talk about how Indy came to be, why the movies are so dang good, and where certain archaeological themes came from and why they last.
51:25
July 10, 2017
Islam, ISIS, and Black Market Artifacts with Nathan French – Episode 76
Today we talk with Nathan French from the University of Miami, Ohio. Nathan talks with us about Islam and the destruction of archaeological sites and artifacts in Isis controlled areas. We also talk about artifacts funneled into the black market by Isis and fleeing refugees.
01:10:21
June 26, 2017
Antiquities Laws and Regulations – Episode 75
On today's episode, Sara, Jeb, and Ken talk about some of the big antiquities laws that are impacting resources around the country. These laws are in the news lately and it's important to know where they came from, what they do, and why they need to stick around for a while.
01:18:08
June 12, 2017
The Gungywamp – Episode 74
Today we talk about the mysterious Gungywamp located in Connecticut. We examine the similarities between it and other sites like Mystery Hill aka American Stonehenge. Why makes the Gungywamp so strange? Is it ley lines, spirits, mystical energies of the ancient celts?
01:10:52
May 29, 2017
Göbekli Tepe, Bad Fox, No Comet – Episode 73
Today we talk with Jens Notroff from the Gobekli Tepe research project about the recent news stories about possible evidence for a comet strike at the ancient site. We look over the claims made in the paper 'DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?' and compare that with ongoing research from the actual Gobekli Tepe site.
01:01:07
May 15, 2017
Ley Lines with Sharon Hill – Episode 72
Today we're talking with our resident Geologist; Sharon Hill about Ley Lines. What are they, where did they come from, and can they be weaponized?
01:00:31
May 01, 2017
Corn in Unusual Places – Episode 71
Serra, Ken, and Jeb explore the mystery of art depicting corn at Roslin Chapel. Corn had not yet been brought back from the New World when Roslin Chapel was made, so could a Medieval knight have somehow made it to North America before the Age of Explorers?
01:06:45
April 17, 2017
How Archaeology Influences Geekery – Episode 70
Today we talk with special guest David Anderson about how archaeology has influenced various bits of Geek Culture. We look at archaeological themes in Star Trek and Star Wars, See how it influenced D&D and other gaming systems, and stumble our way through archaeology in video games.
01:23:17
April 03, 2017
Cryptozoology and Archaeology – Episode 69
Today we talk about Cryptology and petroglyphs. Are there ancient images of Bigfoot painted on stone? How can we be sure what we think we're seeing is what they image means? And why it's important to take indigenous culture into account when trying to make sense of things.Links:The Death of a Pterodactyl by Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, Paul Bahn, and Marvin Rowe'Winged Monster' Rock Art Finally Deciphered By Laura GeggelThe Westfort KnightDStretch plugin to ImageJ websiteExplore The River Bend: The Legend of the Piasa Bird by Dan BrannanNarmer PaletteMAYAK DATAT: THE HAIRY MAN PICTOGRAPHS by Kathy Moskowitz Strain  9 Best Alaskan Native Hairy Man Stories Posted by Guy EdwardsPseudo-Skeptic Sharon Hill Gets no Respect for Behaving Worse Than BadlySharon Hill's article about Bigfoot bloggers and why we do what we doSasquatch watchers following Bigfoot blogs for the latest news on their favorite subject (Removed) by idoubtit • December 18, 2011New Mexico Senator has put his big foot down on funding monsters hunts by idoubtit • February 15, 2017The Ketchum Project: What to Believe about Bigfoot DNA ‘Science’ by Sharon Hill Skeptical Briefs Volume 23.1, Spring 2013Doubtful blog, Tags for Bigfoot.Archaeologist digs for proof of Sasquach by Chris BatemanGiants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture 1st Edition by Kathy Moskowitz Strain  The Evolution of the Werewolf and BigfootContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook.Theme Music by ArcheopSoup ProductionsProduced by Chris Webster and Tristan BoyleEdited by Christopher Sims
01:10:29
March 20, 2017
The Polynesian Connection – Episode 68
Today we talk about the possibility of prehistoric trade and interaction between the Polynesian peoples and the early Americans along the East coast. Could it have happened? Did it happen? and What is the evidence to support it?
01:06:58
March 06, 2017
The Scarith of Scornello with Ingrid Rowland – Episode 67
Today we talk with Ingrid Rowland about her work uncovering the fascinating and humorous story behind the Italian, Renaissance-era hoax, of the Scarith of Scornello.
01:04:13
February 20, 2017
Pre-Columbian Horses in America – Episode 66
Today we're talking about ancient horses before the Spanish re-introduction in the 1500's. What were these horses, how do we know they were here, and did they come back with Lost Tribes of Israel?
01:08:19
February 06, 2017
50 Archaeological Sites to See in the World – Episode 65
Serra, Ken, and Jeb talk about the myths and misconceptions surrounding some of the most important archaeological sites around the world.
01:17:13
January 23, 2017
Why Archaeological Fantasies? – Episode 64
To celebrate the new year, today we discuss why we do this! Why is it important to have accurate information about archaeology out there? Is it having an impact? and Jeb, Ken, and Sara have a political rant!
01:06:07
January 09, 2017
The Pachuag Hoax – Episode 63
Returning guest, Nicholas Bellantoni, talks to us today about the Pachuag State Forest Archaeological Hoax
01:05:35
December 26, 2016
Archaeology and Sherlock Holmes with Vincent W. Wright – Episode 62
Today we talk with Vincent W. Wright about Sherlock Holmes, how Conan Doyle pulled many details for his stories from archaeology, and how the Sherlockian methods are used in archaeology even today.
01:11:56
December 12, 2016
Cannibalism with Lourdes Villalta – Episode 61
Today we talk with Lourdes Villalta about cannibalism. We look at the stereotypes of the activity, how these stereotypes were used in the past to marginalized people, and what is the historical truth and cultural reality of cannibalism.LinksLourdes Villaltahttp://sheffield.academia.edu/LVillaltaFrom Villa et al proposed set of criteria to verify whether cannibalism was found within a context (Villa et al, 1986:431):"Similar butchering techniques in human and animal remains. Thus frequency, location, and type of verified cut marks and chop marks on human and animal bones must be similar, but we should allow for anatomical differences between human and animals;Similar patterns of long bone breakage that might facilitate marrow extraction; Identical patterns of postprocessing discard of human and animal remains;Evidence of cooking if present, such evidence should indicate comparable treatment of human and animal remains.White also considered (1992) Turner’s suggestion: the under representation of vertebrae (Turner, 1992) without animal gnawing or bite marks. Biologically, vertebrae are spongy, soft, and full of marrow (Preston, 1998). According to Turner, many of the Anazasi often crushed animal vertebrae to form “bone cakes”; a way to extract grease from the spinal column through boiling. Turner (1993) also mentioned the V-shaped cross-sectioned cut marks found on many of the found vertebrae recorded by White (1992) and Turner and Turner (1992). If such taphonomic patterns mentioned above are evident on both human and faunal remains of the same context, cannibalism can be considered.Following Turner’s criteria, White (1992) was able to find all five criteria, but he was also able to find another useful observation found through a microscope he coined pot polish-a faint abrasion and bevelling on the broken tips of bones (Preston, 1999), indicating possible evidence of cooking. This became the sixth criteria in “identifying Anasazi cannibalism."ContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook.Theme Music by ArcheopSoup ProductionsProduced by Chris Webster and Tristan BoyleEdited by Christopher Sims
01:00:59
November 28, 2016
Movie Night! – Episode 60
Pop your popcorn, get your giant sodas, and get ready to talk movies! All three hosts bring up their favorite movies with archaeologists in them. Get ready forsome interesting talk about some recommended watching.
01:26:50
November 14, 2016
MonsterTalk Crossover! and Faeries! – Episode 59
Today is the crossover you've all been asking for, Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow join Ken, Jeb, and I for a very un-disney talk about Fairies and Little People. What is the history of Fairies? Is there any physical evidence for them existing? And what are the commonalities that they share around
01:16:32
October 31, 2016
Digging New England Vampires – ENCORE Episode 40
Today we're talking with Retired Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni and his work with an interesting Vampire burial. We talk the hows and why's of this burial and what it meant to people in the past to have a Vampire in the graveyard.
01:03:31
October 24, 2016
Margaret Murray, Witchcraft and Murder – Episode 58
Today we talk about murder most fowl and about Margaret Murray's investigations into what she thought might be motive by witchcraft. We talk about Murray's research into witch cults and how that research influenced what we know as modern Wicca practices.
01:03:49
October 17, 2016
Digging our Burrow’s Cave with Joe Wilson – Episode 57
Today we talk with Joe Wilson about his research into the modern hoax of Burrows' Cave. We look at the history of the cave, some of the evidence for the cave, and try to decipher where the cave is actually supposed to be.
01:05:57
October 04, 2016
Cthulhu with Jason Colavito – ArchyFantasies 56
Today we talk with Jason Colavito about the writings of H.P Lovecraft, especially those dealing with the Cthulhu Mythos and the possible origins of the Necronomicon.
01:06:42
September 26, 2016
Piltdown Man and the Face on Mars – Episode 55
Today we look at some new information about the Piltdown man, grouse about the media and how they handled it, and then take a long look at the infamous Face on Mars.
01:07:38
September 19, 2016
Convergence and Independent Invention in Archaeology – Episode 53
Today we look at some concepts in Archaeology, mainly the idea of two cultures creating similar looking technology independently of each other. We call this Independent Invention or Convergence, and it's usually what really happening when the fringe sees diffusion in cultures. We look over the concepts and look at a few examples like writing and megaliths to see how this works in real cultures.
01:02:50
September 05, 2016
Unlucky Mummies and Wonderful Things – Episode 52
Today we talk about King Tut's curse and what the reality is behind the stories. What was the curse, when did it start, and what were the wonderful things seen in Tut's tombs?LinksThe Curse of the Unlucky MummyThe Unlucky MummyUnlucky MummyThe Mummy's Curse "The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy", 2012, Roger LuckhurstContacts Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup ProductionsProduced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle
01:02:01
August 29, 2016
Hexham Heads, ley lines, and Wear-sheep-men – Episode 51
Today we talk about the fascinating Hexham heads. Are they cursed objects, spiritual totems for drawing wear-creatures, or just cleverly carved children's' toys? How do these objects connect back to the concept of Ley Lines and how does all this connect to tulpa's?
01:01:20
August 22, 2016
DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50
Another great episode of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast
01:04:26
August 15, 2016
Chris Begley and the Lost City of the Monkey God – Episode 49
Today we talk with Chris Begley about the Lost City of the Monkey God, or Ciudad Blanca "The White City". Chris tells us about looking for actual ruins in Honduras, working with National Geographic, and how things like satellite images and LiDar actually work.
01:15:08
August 08, 2016
Dinos among Men – Ica Stones and Acámbaro Figures – Episode 48
Today we examine the evidence for the co-existence of Dinosaurs and humans. We specifically focus on the Ica stones and Acámbaro figures. What are these mysterious figures? What do the carvings on the rocks mean? Could they be evidence of man and dino's living together? Or could they be modern fakes used to bilk the gullible.
01:01:12
August 01, 2016
A HISTORY OF PSEUDO-ARCHAEOLOGY: Hyperdiffusion and Aliens – Episode 47
Today Ken, Jen, and Sara continue talking about the history of Parapsychology and the development of the concept of diffusionism and why professional archaeologist don't like the term. We also talk about where aliens fit into all of this, and if we should be thankful to our astral overlords.
01:03:02
July 25, 2016
Hobbits, Canibals, Ethnocentrism, and Homo floresiensis – Episode 46
This episode Jeb and Sara talk about Homo floresiensis affectionately known as Hobbits, and Liang-Bua Cave. What do we know about H. floresiensis, how has this discovery been represented by the media, and why are these tinny hominids being represented as cannibals by Animal Planet?
01:07:54
July 18, 2016
Interview with Nigel Hetherington from Past Preservers – Episode 45
This episode Ken and I talk with Nigel Hetherington from Past Preservers. We talk about Archaeology in the Media and how Past Preservers works to provide professional authorities for the media, even for shows that might be a bit on the fringe.
54:56
July 11, 2016
Interview with K Kris Hurst from About.com – Episode 44
Sara and Jeb interview K. Kris Hirst, the archaeology expert at About.com and an internet reporting pioneer!
01:08:20
July 04, 2016
Interacting with the Fringe – Episode 43
Today we talk about Ken and Sara's close encounters with the fringe. We talk about how we navigated the encounters and what we learned from them.
01:07:22
June 27, 2016
Interview with Sharon Hill from Doubtful News – Episode 42
Today Jeb and I interview Sharon Hill from Doubtful News. We talk about skepticism, blogging, geology, weird questions, and how rocks are not Sasquatch skulls.
01:09:30
June 20, 2016
Ghost Hunting With April Beisaw – Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Episode 41
On today's show, Jeb and Sara talk to Dr. April Beisaw about ghost hunting with her students. What do they really get out of it and what do they learn? They talk about technique, equipment used, and a lot of other topics related to academic ghost hunting. Show Notes. April Beisaw on Twitter: @AprilMBeisaw April Beisaw website  Lost City, Found Pyramid edited by Jeb Card and David Anderson  Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, consider donating to us on Patreon or buy us a  Ko-Fi. Either option helps us out. Grab a t-shirt or coffee mug from our Swag Store on Zazzle. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can. You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head. Contact us below or leave a comment.
59:42
June 13, 2016
Digging New England Vampires – Episode 40
Today we're talking with Retired Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni and his work with an interesting Vampire burial. We talk the hows and why's of this burial and what it meant to people in the past to have a Vampire in the graveyard.
01:03:31
June 06, 2016
Witches, Shamans, and Looters with Stacy Dunn – Episode 39
Today we talk with Dr. Stacy Dunn about her chapter in Jeb's upcoming book, Lost City, Found Pyramid. Her chapter is entitled "Witches, Shamans, and Looters: Alternative Uses and Contemporary Ritual Reuse of Archaeological Remains in the North-Central Coast of Peru".
01:03:37
May 30, 2016
A History of Pseudo-Archaeology: Diffusion – Episode 38
Today we begin looking at the fascinating history of Pseudoarchaeology. When did it begin and how did it develop over the years. Today we look at the history of Diffusionism and the beginning of Hyperdiffusionism .
01:01:22
May 23, 2016
The Viking-Less Newport Tower – Episode 37
We welcome Jeb Card on as a new co-host (don't worry, Ken's not really chained in the basement), and we talk a bout the archaeology around the Newport Tower and a little about the Lochness Monster.
59:05
May 16, 2016
Ken’s Excellent Epigraphy Trip, Davenport Tablets, and the Kensington Rune Stone – Episode 36
Ken tells us how his epigraphy trip wasn't a vacation and how he spent five days examining the Davenport Tablets at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, and the Kensington Rune Stone in Alexandria, Minnesota.
01:11:27
May 09, 2016
Archaeological Terms to Use and Abuse – Episode 35
Today we talk about several archaeological terms that we hear get abused in the wild. We also get very meta and discuss the concept of archaeology and the field itself.
01:16:29
April 25, 2016
Excavating Roswell – Episode 34
Today we're talking with Jeb Card about actual excavations that were undertaken at the Roswell site. Did they find extraterrestrial artifacts? Find out on this episode with Jeb Card.
01:16:16
April 07, 2016
Stonehenge – Episode 33
Sara and Ken talk about Stonehenge and all it's glory. Who built it? How did they build it? When did they build it? Probably most importantly, why did they build it? Have your own theories? Post them below.
01:03:33
March 28, 2016
The Mima Mounds – Episode 32
What are the Mima Mounds? Are they natural? Were they created by gophers? Seismic activity? Humans? We explore all these possibilities and try to get down to the real cause. Get ready to think critically!
01:00:25
March 13, 2016
The Solutrean Hypothesis – Episode 31
Today we talk about the controversy around the Solutrean Hypothesis and the modern misconceptions around the Bering Land Bridge.
01:01:28
February 29, 2016
The Importance of Myth and Oral Traditions – Episode 30
Today we talk about a important aspect of archaeology, traditional myths and oral traditions. These two aspects are often overlooked or reinterpreted by the fringe in order to further their own ideas. Archaeologists and anthropologists see these aspects as the vital and important tools that they are to understanding ancient cultures.
01:07:50
February 15, 2016
The Bosnian Pyramids – Episode 29
This time we're discussing the Bosnian Pyramids. Are they actual pyramids, or nicely shaped hills? Where are the people who built them? What evidence is there to support these claims?
01:15:52
February 01, 2016
A Legion of Roman Swords – Episode 28
Today we talk with Andy White of the Argumentative Archaeologist Blog about the work he's been doing uncovering the truth behind the recently discovered Roman sword in Michigan. Andy walks us through his predictions for the origins of the sword, and tells us the steps he taking to research the hilt. He covers a lot of ground in this episode, so get ready to think critically.
01:13:02
January 18, 2016
Out of Place Objects – Episode 27
On today's episode, Sara and Ken discuss out of place artifacts, or, OOPARTS. The talk about a number of artifacts that have been "discovered" that appear to not belong to where they were found.
01:05:50
January 04, 2016
Mesa Verde and Horseshoe Canyon – Episode 26
On today's show, Ken and Sara talk about two of the sites on Ken's list of 50 sites that everyone must visit: Mesa Verde and Horseshoe Canyon. These are great sites that almost anyone can visit.
01:04:46
December 21, 2015
The Nazca Lines and Cargo Cults – Episode 25
Today we discuss the Nazca Lines, how they connect to Cargo Cults, where the alien goodies are, and how other cultures around the world used similar geoglyphs to denote identity and territory.
01:05:38
December 07, 2015
Jeb Card and the Mu Stones Pt 1 – Episode 24
We interview Jeb Card again about his research into the Mu Stones.
01:15:12
November 23, 2015
Unintentional Looting – Episode 23
On today's episode, Sara and Ken talk about unintentional looting. Have you ever excavated or removed artifacts from a site with good intentions? Well, they talk about why you probably shouldn't do that and why archaeologists record what they do. It's not all paperwork for nothing!
01:03:05
November 09, 2015
The Legend of the Lighthouse – Episode 22
Ken shares a touching story about his work. The Legend of Lighthouse shows how archaeology is used to solve histories mysteries and uses those answers to shed light on the lives of those around us.
01:11:15
October 26, 2015
Heavener Runestone and Cracked Cave
Today we talk about two well known tourist sites, the Heavener Runestone and Cracked Cave. Listen as Ken and Sara give the real story behind these two sites.LinksThe Heavener Runestone WebsiteContactEmail us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan BoyleEdited by Chris Webster
01:24:50
October 12, 2015
Crystal Skulls and Herkimer Vodka – Episode 20
We talk about the crystal skulls and the reality behind them.
59:36
September 14, 2015
The Real and the Fake, Baghdad Batteries and the Antikythera Mechanism – Ep 19
Today we talk about two famous artifacts, the Baghdad Battery and the Antikythera Mechanism, one real, one fake. Which is which might surprise you. Also included, patented Sara and Ken rants and much more!
01:11:31
September 07, 2015
Old World Writing in the New World – Episode 18
Today we look at several different examples of old world scripts being found in North America. We examine the authenticity of these scripts and talk about what else we'd like to see if these writings were real.
01:23:06
August 17, 2015
Atlantis – Archaeological Fantasies Episode 17
In todays show we start looking at Atlantis. We talk about the origins of the story, what facts there are out there, how it became a popular myth, and we throw in a couple rant for good measure.
01:09:42
August 03, 2015
Afrocentrism and the New World – Episode 16
Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And, how does it affect archaeology in the New World?
01:03:25
July 20, 2015
Summer Digs and Indiana Mummies – Episode 15
Today we catch up with Ken on his summer dig and talk about Mummies and actual archaeological controversies. Did Indiana just discover a mummy, or is it more media hype than truth? Also, were the Clovis actually here first, or was there someone else her before them? All this on episode 15 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast.
01:13:38
July 06, 2015
Jason Colavito and Ancient Aliens – Episode 14
Sara and Ken interview author and scholar, Jason Colavito
01:05:13
June 22, 2015
Psychic Archaeology – Episode 13
On today's episode, Sara and Ken talk about psychic archaeology. What does that mean? Does it work? Should archaeological sites start with a psychic reading? They'll answer those questions and more on this entertaining episode!BONUS QUESTION:Who was the actress in Clan of the Cave Bear? ContactEmail us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions 
01:01:20
June 08, 2015
Jeb Card and Pseudo-Archaeology Pt 2 – Episode 12
Today we air Part 2 of 2 of an interview with Professor Jeb Card at Miami University. Jeb talks about pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history.
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May 25, 2015
Jeb Card and Pseudo-Archaeology – Episode 10
Today we air Part 1 of 2 of an interview with Professor Jeb Card at Miami University. Jeb talks about pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history.LinksComing soon...Contact Email us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions 
56:22
May 11, 2015
The Coso Artifact – Episode 9
Today we discuss the phenomena of the Coso artifact, what it really is, how it formed, and why we're not all that impressed with it. Ken gives us all a new place to visit on vacation, and we discuss a fun science project you can do at home to grow your own Coso artifact.
01:01:36
April 27, 2015
The Curious Case of the Copper Culture Myth – Episode 8
Today we are examining the Copper Culture Myth that has recently experienced a revival due to popular media. We discuss the origins of the myth, look at particular aspects of it, like over 1.5 billion pounds of copper missing, and decide what evidence we would need to actually consider that Michigan copper fueled the Bronze age in Europe.
01:02:39
April 13, 2015
The Newark Holy Stones – Episode 7
We interview two authorities on the Newark Holy Stones, Brad Lepper and Jeff Gill. We go over the discovery of the stones, how they fit into the larger culture of faked artifacts of the Victorian era, and discuss how Brad and Jeff went about debunking these rather fascinating stones.
01:08:16
March 30, 2015
Giants! – Episode 6
Today we talk with Andrew White about the current Giant craze. He gives us the relative origins of the "Giants Among Us" myth and talks about what "Double Rows of Teeth" actually means. We touch on the Nephilim craze and how Giants might just relate back to biblical mythology and may represent a current push of biblical creationism.Links Archaeological Fantasies RSSAndrew White's Face book Page - Modern Giant MythologyAndrew White's Blog on GiantsMore information on double rows of teethBlog Post: More Misinterpretations - Giants with Double Rows of Teeth from OhioContactEmail us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook.  Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions 
01:07:30
March 16, 2015
Global Floods and Noah’s Ark – Episode 5
Today we're starting to look at creationism. We evaluate the evidence for a global flood in both the geological and archaeological record. We compare the biblical myth with the Babylonian version, and we go looking for Noah's Ark itself.
01:07:54
March 02, 2015
Those Mysterious Mound Builders – Episode 4
In this episode we look at the Mound Builder Myth in some detail. We discuss the history of the myth, the alternative explanations for the mounds, how Cyrus Thomas proved the mounds were built by Native Americans, and why the idea that the mounds were built by Europeans still persists today. Also, we highly encourage you to take your local mounds to lunch, and, go visit them today!
01:12:10
February 16, 2015
Fringe Archaeology and Giants – Episode 3
Sara and Ken talk about Fringe archaeology, Ken's brush with the media, and Giants!
01:06:52
February 02, 2015
The Genetic Disk – Episode 2
Sara and Ken talk about what the Genetic Disk is and the reality behind the story.
01:02:58
January 18, 2015
Debunking Pseudo-Archaeology – Episode 1
Sara and Ken introduce themselves and talk about what this show's focus is going to be.
01:04:29
January 05, 2015