Today we talk to Jens Notroff about a recent report about a newly discovered asteroid crater under the Greenland Glacier. How is this connected to the Younger Dryas? What is the Younger Dryas? And is this evidence of Gobekli Tepe being older than it seems? (You can probably guess the answer for that one.) Show... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.
Episode 16 of the ArchyFantasies Podcast is live! We tackle a rough topic in this one, Afrocentrism is more than just a flawed diffusionist hypothesis. It points out the very real racism that was part of anthropology and archaeology past, and also points out the glaring flaws in trying to point to any singular culture as being... Continue Reading →
Episode 7 of the Archaeology Fantasy podcast is live, and we're talking about the Newark Holy Stones this time. Ken and I were able to pull in two experts in the stones, Jeff Gill and Brad Lepper. They give us a new look at the stones. Gill and Lepper paint a picture of the stones that's... Continue Reading →