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 →

Archaeological Fantasies 2018 Year in Review.

We did a lot this year on the blog and the podcast, not to mention personally. We moved to Philadelphia, continued in grad school, went to several conferences, had a litter of kittens...On the ArchyFantasies side, we moved the Podcast to an independent platform, reached out to several new guests and hosts, really launched our... Continue Reading →

The History of Pseudoarchaeology: The Re-Engagement of Professorial Archaeology with the Public

The Re-engagement of professorial archaeology with the public was not an easy one. There had been a 30-year silence on the end of archaeology and when they came back into it, it was as if they had forgotten how to communicate. Ken Feder published the first edition of his book Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science... Continue Reading →

The History of Pseudoarchaeology: From Engagement to Isolation.

Things changed drastically as archaeology developed and professionalized. During the pre-professional time, or the Romantic Era of archaeology as Jeb Card and David Anderson (2016) call it, archaeology was really more of a jumbled collection of competing methodologies, antiquarians out looking for epic adventures chasing down mythic locations, and making extraordinary claims to establish racial... Continue Reading →

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