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 We discuss the overall gameplay, how AC uses historical references to create more vibrant gameplay, and if this even worked.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... Continue Reading →

 The Importance of Myth and Oral Traditions, Again.

Someone left a comment on my last post, about how somehow Native American Oral traditions are "double reverse racism". Then there’s the double reverse racism of self-proclaimed experts who say “Archaeologists MUST listen to the Native American oral tradition”, the implication being that “the oral tradition” is perfect, accurate, and unchanging and further that “the... Continue Reading →

Pseudoarchaeology is Aware of Racism, aka Let’s Talk about the R-Word.

I repeat, Pseudoarchaeology is aware of racism. They're not entirely sure when something is racist, or why archaeologists call them out on it constantly, but they know it's a thing that exists and it's probably bad. Why do I say this? The two most visible personalities in alternative archaeology/history right at this moment are probably... Continue Reading →

Pseudoarchaeology Issues, Creating New Oral Histories.

  In his most recent episode of America Unearthed, Scott Wolter came to my new home state of Pennslyvania. I'll admit, I got a little thrill from seeing the state being showcased, especially since the images he used were really cute and complementary. It did strike me though, I live in the oldest continuously occupied city in the United... Continue Reading →

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