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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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