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... Continue Reading →
So I was scrolling on Twitter, as I do, and some fun tweets came across my feed. As anyone who reads this blog knows, we are always rallying against the idea that aliens are the progenitors of all things prehistoric. A user name Renfamous put up a tweet pointing out the inherent racism in the... Continue Reading →
The intriguingly named Evil Archaeology by Heather Lynn Ph.D., was a book I was looking forward to. Who doesn't like a nice spooky book on archaeology? So I happily paid $10 for it on Kindle and waited for its release, which kept getting pushed back. Finally, in April of this year, I got my copy, just... Continue Reading →
Have I mentioned I’m doing my thesis lately? I feel like maybe I haven’t… What this really is, is an excuse for is so that I can read all these books I have piling up in more depth. I’ve put them in some order, ish, and I’ve decided to share my thoughts with you all... Continue Reading →
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 →
I think many people who interact with pseudoarchaeology have similar origin stories. We all come to archaeology through a lense of curiosity, that was kindle in some part by the pseudo-information that was out there when we were growing up. I've spoken about my roots in role-play, especially D&D, but I also had a decent... Continue Reading →
One of the things my professor said offhandedly in class one day that still sticks with me was "The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." It took me a while to find out that the quote was from a 1953 novel by L.P.Hartley. The impact of that quote on me... Continue Reading →
Chapter 10 in, The Lost History of Ancient America, opens with the mysterious Professor Julia Patterson seeming to answer a comment from a reader of Ancient America named Tamara Szalewski. Szalewski mentions an anomaly they’ve discovered while looking at Google Earth and other maps. Szalewski mentions how she wonders if the anomaly is already recorded... Continue Reading →
Chapter 9 of the Lost History of Ancient America, is titled, Drowned Village of the Ancient Copper Miners, by Wayne N. May. It may as well be presented as a report of an article May read once. This article is simply a retelling of a 2012 article from Ancient America, about a 2011 discovery by Scott... Continue Reading →
In the briefest of introductions, Joseph outlines the purposes of the Section III.
“Our pursuit of Upper Michigan’s Copper Batons…” (Joseph 71)
So, among other things, we’re still looking for transoceanic bronze-age travelers.