Those Damn Victorians at it Again, or Why so Many Fakes in the 19th Century?

If you follow this blog or podcast for any amount of time you've probably noticed that a lot of the things we cover can be traced back to 19th-century ideas. I'm not saying we should blame the Victorians for everything dealing with pseudo-archaeology, but I'm not saying we shouldn't either. What was going on during... Continue Reading →

The Major Issues with Transoceanic Travelers (Hint it’s the R and S words)

So there’s a unifying thread when it comes to certain pseudoarchaeology ideas — one of which being the concept of the Transoceanic Traveler. I recently finished reading a book called The Path of the Spiritual Sun. It’s a guidebook for a new religion that a gentleman named Beelzebub is trying to hype. The central premise... Continue Reading →

No CBC hasn’t proven that ‘White’ Europieans made it to America ‘First’.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), show "The Nature of Things" is going to air a documentary Friday that claims to prove the Solutrean Hypothesis true. This problematic hypothesis tries to claim that the first humans in America came not via the Bering Strait Land Bridge from Asia, but across the ocean from Europe. This episode... Continue Reading →

Blogging Archaeology, Good, Bad, Badder…

The Archaeology Blogging Carnival rolls along!If you don't know what the Blogging Carnival is click the link to go to Doug's Archaeology blog and read up on it. You can catch up in November's questions and answers here.This month we're asked to reflect on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of blogging archaeology.The GoodI went... Continue Reading →

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