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
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
The Coming Race: the classic science fiction tale of a master race (Aziloth Books) by
Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show
Selective Attention Test Viedo –
But Did You See the Gorilla? The Problem With Inattentional Blindness: The most effective cloaking device is the human mind
I had to show my students (who were all history majors) ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ becasue only one or two of them had ever seen it.
Times are a changing. Ask them about Tomb Raider now or Assassins Creed.