Sop’s Arm is also not Vinland — ‘America’s Lost Vikings’ Episode 2

The official title of America’s Lost Vikings episode 2 is “Mystery of the Sea Raiders,” never mind that the Norse weren’t raiding the coast here, they were exploring and settling. Regardless, this episode isn’t actually looking at any particular mystery, it’s supposedly looking to see if there’s any way to connect Newfoundland with Vinland. Since the last episode,... Continue Reading →

America’s Not-Lost Vikings, or Picking Fights with The Science Channel.

When AiPT! asked me to review the new six-part Science Channel series, America’s Lost Vikings, I was apprehensive, but a little hopeful. First, it was on the Science Channel; that’s safe, right? Also, it’s headed by two archaeologists, Blue Nelson and Mike Arbuthnot. I don’t know either man, so I did a little digging. Blue Nelson... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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:... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest-Treasure Hunt.

From time to time I get sent books to review. The last one I did was the Lost History of Ancient America, and wow. So when the publishers of Randall Sullivan's new book, The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest-Treasure Hunt, reached out to me I warned them. Sure, I'd love... Continue Reading →

No, Native Americans are not Giant Hybrids: Legends of the Lost Ep 3

Bronze Statue at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Oh man, what to say here, what...to...say. I want to skip the play by play here mainly because the issues Fox brings up in this episode are just...infuriatingly stunning.  Again, when I comment here on Fox, it's based purely on what she's saying and how she's saying... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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