The Beardmore Relics with Douglas Hunter – Archaeological Fantasies Episode 100

 

Today we talk with Douglas Hunter about his new book Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History.  We talk about what the interesting history of the Beardmore relics, how they affected Canadian history, and what lessons we can learn from the hubris of our past.

Show notes:

Douglass Hunter Website

Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History

The Beardmore Relics

The Kensington Runestone

Kensington Runestone Podcast Episode

Archaeological Fantasies: Where the Vikings Weren’t


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Olmecs and Ancient DNA with Jennifer Raff – Archaeological Fantasies ep 98

Today we start a new segment with Dr. Jennifer Raff. We explore the use of ancient DNA in archaeology and how our understanding of such has changed over the years. We also look at the most recent misuse of the Olmec culture as evidence of a pre-columbic African presence in the Americas, and what DNA tells us about that.

Show Notes:

Jennifer Raff –

@jenniferRaff – Twitter

Violent Metaphors – Blog

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jennifer-raff 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/jennifer-raff

Archaeological Fantasies and the genetic history of the Americas

DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50

Jennifer A. Raff and Deborah A. Bolnick’s: Does Mitochondrial Haplogroup X Indicate Ancient Trans-Atlantic Migration to the Americas? A Critical Re-Evaluation.

Solutrean Hypothesis –
The Solutrean Hypothesis – Episode 31

CBC, The Solutrean Hypothesis, and Jennifer Raff – Episode 92

No CBC hasn’t proven that ‘White’ Europeans made it to America ‘First’.
On thin ice: Problems with Stanford and Bradley’s Solutrean-Clovis hypothesis

Carl Zimmer’s Game of Genomes

Ancient DNA –
New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American

Kennewick Man

The Anzick Clovis Site: Clovis-Aged Burial in American Northwest

Dating Do-Over For Anzick-1, Famous First Americans Burial

Human Speech Gene Found

Dr. Kim TallBear

Miami-Dade Schools teaching Olmecs as Africans – (this has since been removed from their website) –

Nation’s 4th-Largest Metropolitan School District Teaching Kids that Olmecs were Africans

Pseudoscientific Curriculum Offered by Miami-Dade County Schools

Things to Watch/Read/Hear –

The Legend of the Lighthouse – Episode 22

Book Breaking and Book Mending: Most academic books aren’t written to be read—they’re written to be “broken.” That should change by 

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes Kindle Edition by Adam Rutherford

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity By  Carl Zimmer

The Misuse of Genetics in Pseudoscience – Dr. Jennifer Raff – Skepticon 9

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Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions

This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.

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Archaeogaming with Andrew Reinhard – Archaeological Fantasies Ep 97

Today we talk with Andrew Reinhard about his new book Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games.

We talk about the Atari ET dig, learn how Metaspace and Meat Space are similar, and talk a lot about No Man’s Sky and Andrew’s archaeological survey inside the game space.

 

Show Notes and links of interest:

Andrew Reinhard:

Archaeogaming with Andrew Reinhard (Video)

Meet the Archaeologist: Andrew Reinhard (Video)

The Interactive Pasts Conference: Andrew Reinhard (Video)

Andrew Reinhard on Twitter @adreinhard 

Andrew’s Book on Amazon Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games.

Atari ET Dig:

Atari video game burial

HOW OBSESSED FANS FINALLY EXHUMED ATARI’S SECRET GAME GRAVEYARD

No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey:

A Procedurally Generated Archaeology Mission in No Man’s Sky

Archeologist Digs Into Remains of No Man’s SkyAbandoned Player Civilization

The No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey: One Year In

My Archaeological Methodology in No Man’s Sky

Other Things of interest:

8 Bit Test Pit Podcast with Meghan Dennis, Tara Copplestone, and Andrew Reinhard

Hashtags to Follow:

#archaeogaming

#archaeotwitter

#archaeologyTwitter


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Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions

This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.

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Pseudoarchaeology and Pop Culture with David Anderson – Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Episode 94

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

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Show Notes:

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

Richard Sharpe Shaver

The Coming Race: the classic science fiction tale of a master race (Aziloth Books) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

H.P. Lovecraft

Fortean Times

Charles Hoy Fort

The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort

Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race 

King Tuts Curse

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show

Superdickery 

Moai Statues

Selective Attention Test Viedo –

But Did You See the Gorilla? The Problem With Inattentional Blindness: The most effective cloaking device is the human mind

Jack Kirby

Rip Hunter 

Hawkman


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Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions
This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.
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Two Years of Archeological Fantasies!

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That’s right! This will be year three of the Archeological Fantasies Podcast! We’ve got two years behind us and we haven’t run out of material to debunk yet.  It helps that new stuff pops up almost daily anymore, even if it is all recycled.

We decided to christen the New Year by rehashing the goals of the podcast and letting ourselves react a little to upcoming 4 years.  Ken,  Jeb,  and Sara have a few moments of political ranting and explaining why it’s even more important now for a show like ours to be on the air.

If you haven’t given our first recorded show of the year a listen yet,  click on the link to do so.  Let us know what you think!

Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Halloween Line-up!

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Just in time for our big MonsterTalk Halloween Special, due out Monday on Halloween, here’s a list of our spookiest episodes to date! Go catch up on a year’s worth of archaeological notes about Ghosts, Witches, Mummies and Vampires!

WITCHES, SHAMANS, AND LOOTERS WITH STACY DUNN – EPISODE 39

DIGGING NEW ENGLAND VAMPIRES – ENCORE EPISODE 40

GHOST HUNTING – EPISODE 41

HEXHAM HEADS, LEY LINES, AND WEAR-SHEEP-MEN – EPISODE 51

UNLUCKY MUMMIES AND WONDERFUL THINGS – EPISODE 52

CTHULHU WITH JASON COLAVITO – ARCHYFANTASIES 56

MARGARET MURRAY, WITCHCRAFT AND MURDER – EPISODE 58

DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff

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Episode 50 of the Archaeological Fantasies is live, and Ken and I were able to finally sit down with someone who knows quite a bit about the use of DNA and genetics in archaeology. Jennifer Raff, who’s covered all this wonderfully over at her own blog Violent Metaphors, was just the podcast guest I’ve been looking for to help us sus out all the ins and outs of genetic evidence in archaeology.

We’ve mentioned Jennifer and her co-author Deborah A. Bolnick’s work before when Ken and I talked about the Solutrean-Clovis hypothesis. Her and Dr. Bolnick’s paper really digs into the supposed genetics that are supposed to support this rather flawed hypothesis.

I’m not going to rehash all of this in this post, Jennifer has done the lion’s share on her blog and paper, and then again on the podcast. I suggest you go give it all a read and a listen. It really clarifies questions I had about ancient genetics and prehistoric DNA.


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Ghost Hunting With April Beisaw – Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Episode 41

On today’s show, Jeb and Sara talk to Dr. April Beisaw about ghost hunting with her students. What do they really get out of it and what do they learn? They talk about technique, equipment used, and a lot of other topics related to academic ghost hunting.

Show Notes.

April Beisaw on Twitter: @AprilMBeisaw

April Beisaw website 

Lost City, Found Pyramid edited by Jeb Card and David Anderson 


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Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions

This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.

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The Importance of Myth and Oral Traditions

Lady in the rain

Episode 30 has dropped ( a while ago now) and it’s chocked full of Ken and I ranting about how important Myth, Oral Traditions, and even local lore can be to archaeologists and archaeology as a field. 

I know that I harp a lot about the misunderstood and misused records of Native American mythology, but there’s a good reason for it. Too often the fringe likes to turn to the myths and oral traditions of a random tribe in order to try and support a story they are trying to sell. The problem they inadvertently run into is taking a myth or oral tradition out of context.

Context, as we know, is Queen, much like the GPS is God. When you chose to ignore context, you can make up anything you want and probably find something out there to support it. That doesn’t make it true or correct, and the refusal to see that is just insulting at best. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen or read some fringe theorists spouting off about how they know more about what a Native tradition “really meant” than the living decedents of that tradition. What’s more is by trying to force traditions that aren’t yours to fit your favorite story, you’re missing out on actual information that is being conveyed via these rich and varied traditions.

So give the episode a listen, or a second listen, and let us know what you think!


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