Last post I touched on the concept of Orientalism and how it’s used in a lot of Lovecraft’s writing. This post I want to focus on something specific, mainly Lovecraft’s use of religion and superstition in his stories. When we talked about Orientalism, I also brought up the idea of cultural exoticism, which is the... Continue Reading →
Undead Gender with Drs. Rebecca Gibson, Jay VanderVeen, and Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies ep 114
This episode we talk with Drs. Rebecca Gibson and Jay VanderVeen about their upcoming edited volume Monstrous Males and Fatal Females due out in 2021. We also talk with one of the authors Dr. Holly Walters about her chapter on vampires, and we manage a bit on Zombies too. We look at Gender and how... Continue Reading →
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 →
Blaming Lovecraft for All Things Pseudoarchaeology: Archaeological Fantasies Ep: 113
This episode I take to the airwaves myself to tell you all what I think of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos, the impact that it is had on society as a whole, and how the elder gods are going to devour us all.
Orientalism and Cultural Exoticism In Horror.
I’ve been doing a lot of study lately on Lovecraft and his writings. Mainly because I enjoy Lovecraft’s fiction and the cosmic horror and the Cthulu mythos that he created. I really like the fact that he had so many other writers working alongside him writing their own fiction and amplifying each other by... Continue Reading →
Pseudo TV with Annelise Baer
Today we talk with Annelise Baer about some behind the scenes aspects of making Pseudo-television shows like Ancient Aliens. She tells how the research and some of the production is done, and we talk about what Archaeology could learn from tv. Show Notes: Annelise Baer, MA Twitter - @annelisebaer IMBD - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3243785/ Crystal Skull Vodka... Continue Reading →
Art History, Critical Thinking, and Ancient Aliens
A user name Renfamous put up a tweet pointing out the inherent racism in the show Ancient Aliens and also pointing out that ancient peoples had imaginations and were capable of re-creating what their imaginations came up with through art and other forms.
The Major Issues with Transoceanic Travelers (Hint it’s the R and S words)
So there’s a few unifying threads when it comes to certain pseudoarchaeology ideas — one of which being the concept of the Transoceanic Traveler.
Revisiting No Man’s Sky Four Years Later.
I'm playing No Man's Sky a year since my last save, and comparing it to when the game dropped originally in 2016 and today. Be sure to check out Andrew Reinhard's write-ups about the original survey and stay tuned for more in-game excavation. Show Notes: Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video... Continue Reading →
Archaeology and the Path of the Spiritual Sun: It’s all Been Done Before.
Today I talk about the archaeology in the Path of the Spiritual Sun, how it's all been done before, there's nothing new...under the sun... Show Notes: Belsebuub's website:https://belsebuub.com/books/the-path-of-the-spiritual-sun-celebrating-the-solstices-and-equinoxes Jason Colavito's Website: http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/