Sacred Fossils and Hindu Pseudoarchaeology With Dr. Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies Ep 99

Today we talk with Dr. Holly Walters about sacred Salagrama Fossils in the Hindu religion. What are these beautiful Fossils? How are they incorporated into the Hindu religion? And what weird powers has the American New Age assigned these religious artifacts? Dr. Walters gives us a fantastic break down of the three major religions in the area of Nepal and Tibet and an interesting look at their opinions on the New Age’s appropriation of certain aspects of their religions.


Show Notes:

Dr. Holly Walters

Fieldwork blog:

General blog:

Twitter: @Manigarm 

Shaligram Stones

Science in Saffron: Skeptical Essays on the History of Science. by Meera Nanda
Saffronized Science: Rampant Pseudoscience in “Vedic Garb” in the Indian Subcontinent, Meera Nanda


Thank You for listening.

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You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook. You can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com

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


Thank You for listening.

If you’d like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can.

You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook and you can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com

Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions

This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.

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Canadian Pseudoarchaeology with Steph Halmhofer: Archaeological Fantasies EP 96

Today we’re talking with Steph Halmhofer about her recent survey on Canadian Fears, modeled after the Chapman Survey of American Fears. She’s looking at Canadian pseudoarchaeological beliefs, among other topics, and she’s come on the show to share some preliminary results from her survey.

If you’re a Canadian resident and you want to take the survey, please use the link in the show notes!

Show Notes:

Steph Halmhofer
Bones Stones and Books.
If you live in Canada or are from Canada, go take Steph’s survey and get your friends to take it too!
The Chapman survey of American Fears
Canadian stamps pamphlet
#inventedfantasies

Thank You for listening.

If you’d like to support the Podcast, condenser donating to us on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a  Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on the blog at www.ArchyFantasies.com and like and share us where ever you can.

You can follow us on twitter @Archyfantsies or look us up on Facebook and you can reach us by email at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com

Theme Music was provided by ArcheoSoup Productions

This episode was produced and edited by Sara Head.

Contact us below or leave a comment.


We’re On Hiatus Until July 1st! Yay Vacation!

 

2018 has been a bit of a roller coaster for the Archaeological Fantasies blog and podcast. I know many of you have noticed, so I figured, Let’s have a rundown of what’s happening here at the AF Studios…

Last year I went back to finish my Masters’ degree and well, between that and working full time, it’s been…fun? Unfortunately, the blog suffered and will need to be scaled back some, but I still need to make monthly markers, so stick with me. We’ll have a good time still.

I moved in February, and though I’m in a much nicer place, moving across three states takes a bit of doing, and I’m still not done doing yet since I’ve been gone almost three weeks each month since I moved. Still, it’s all been good, just busy.

Oh, I got the flu. That was almost three weeks of my life. Get your shots folks. Just trust me on that.

The most important bit here, that I’m sure you’re all reading for, is…..The podcast is moving!!!

Yes, we’re moving the URL of the podcast, which means we will not be on the Archaeology Podcast Network anymore. The podcast will be hosted here instead, on the Archaeological Fantasies blog. I feel like this makes more sense in the long run, but in the short term, it means we have a little bit of restructuring to do.

The podcast is going to be on hiatus until July 1st, at which point we’ll relaunch with our new location here on the blog. You’ll (hopefully) still be able to subscribe to us with Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and with luck Spotify. You can also listen here directly or subscribe to our RSS feed at https://archyfantasies.com/feed/podcast/  or see the full listing at our Blubrry site: The Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. 

(Shout out to Mike Dell at BluBrry, you rock)

As always this is a labor of love, but it still costs me out of pocket, and hey, I’m happy to pay. Still, if you feel like donating some, it will help pay for the new hosting costs and the blog upkeep. You can support us monthly on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or throw us a few bucks when you want on Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps us out.

Thanks for waiting out our dust, and I hope you can help spread the word! As always follow us on Twitter @ArchyFantasies and contact us if you have questions. Hopefully, this will go smoothly, fingers crossed.

Podcast Music by the esteemed Mr. Soup at ArchaeoS0up Productions. I cannot tell you how much I love this song, thank you for letting us use it.

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