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Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there.

Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there.

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Welcome to the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast. Join us as we explore the wild world of pseudoarchaeology. We look critically at topics including Transoceanic travelers, Ancient Aliens, Vikings in America, all the way to archaeological evidence of Big Foot. We interview a wide variety of archaeological and scientific experts about everything from DNA to ancient Rock Art. We dig into pseudoarchaeological topics and really look at the origins of some of the weirdest questions out there.

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Episodes

The Dirt Takeover Episode, Archaeological Fantasies Ep 116

7/15/2020
Dr. Anna Goldfield and Amber Zambelli invade the Archaeological Fantasies podcast in this special cross over with The Dirt podcast. We talk Race, Racism, Movies, TV, and Mutant Frog Overlords.

Duration:01:55:03

Coming up on Archaeological Fantasies:

5/5/2020
In this interesting time...my semester is wrapping up, and I decided to change my thesis proposal with three weeks left in the semester...because reasons.That said. I do have a stock of podcasts that need tweaking before being posted. I'm going get those up soon, and thank everyone for being lenient with us. I think you'll really enjoy the topics coming up, we got haunted Winchester house, archaeology and ghost hunting pt 2, race in academia, and the Historical accuracy of the Assassin's...

Duration:00:59:47

The Hunt For Secret Mysteries: Skinwalker Ranch Pt1 with Bill Auchter.

4/24/2020
Today we start a brand-new collaborative project with Archaeothoughts and ArchaeoRPG which is a podcast miniseries we are calling The Hunt for Secret Mysteries. This miniseries will focus on various paranormal TV shows as we are inflicted with them. My cohost will be Bill Auchter of Archaeothoughts and for our first series, we're focusing on the new television show "The Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch". We hope you enjoy this brand-new miniseries and hope you stick around for the full set. Bill...

Duration:00:39:55

Bro-Ventures with Annelise Baer. Archaeological Fantasies ep 115

4/6/2020
Today we talk with Annelise Baer about the Bro-Venture genre of adventure TV. We cover all the classics from Indiana Jones all the way to the most recent Unexplored and Unexplained. We talk about how these shows get made, and how they might evolve as TV switches to Streaming.

Duration:01:09:09

Undead Gender with Drs. Rebecca Gibson, Jay VanderVeen, and Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies ep 114

3/16/2020
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 the becoming undead can affect it. We also look at the use of sexual desire within the supernatural and get a sneak-peek at the contents of the edited volume. Show Notes: Dr. Rebecca GibsonTwitter...

Duration:01:26:14

Blaming Lovecraft for All Things Pseudoarchaeology: Archaeological Fantasies Ep: 113

3/2/2020
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. But seriously, let's talk Lovecraft and his unintentional impact on pseudoarchaeology, is far reach into the world of ancient aliens, and his use of archaeology in his writing to create horror. Resources: Jason Colavito blog on H.P. Lovecraft The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft...

Duration:00:53:37

Pseudo TV with Annelise Baer

2/17/2020
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 facial reconstruction:...

Duration:01:18:17

Archaeology and the Path of the Spiritual Sun: It’s all Been Done Before.

2/3/2020
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/

Duration:00:49:38

Giant DNA and Mudfossils with Dr. Jennifer Raff.

1/20/2020
Today we talk with Dr. Jennifer Raff about the YouTube channel Mudfossil University and the possibility that Rocks are really just fossilized Giants. Show Notes: Episodes with Dr. Raff https://archyfantasies.com/?s=Jennifer+Raff New Archaeo-Genetics Articles With Jennifer RaffArchaeological Fantasies and the genetic history of the AmericasDNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50Dr. Jennifer Raff's Websites: violentmetaphors.com Genetic mythologies: “Nephilim DNA” from the Paracas...

Duration:01:03:10

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Ep 109

1/6/2020
Say Hello to the new year with Archaeological Fantasies. Check us out to see what we're up to and what to expect in the new year. Thanks again to all our lovely supporters! Here's to another successful year. Show Notes! Jennifer Raff: @JenniferRaff https://violentmetaphors.com/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/#2b40d9503eef David Anderson: @DSAArchaeology https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/#5171d0495401 In reSearch Of https://www.patreon.com/inresearchof/ Archaeological...

Duration:00:22:32

Academic Odysseys with Assassin’s Creed. Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Ep 108

9/2/2019
Today we talk with Dr. Jane Draycott @JLDraycott and Andrew Reinhard @adreinhard about the epic game Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. We discuss the overall gameplay, how AC uses historical references to create more vibrant gameplay, and if this even worked. We talk about the use of real archaeology and pseudoarchaeology in the game storyline, and how that affects the overall game's enjoyability, or not. Where have we been? Check out the blog post:What’s Going on in ArchyFantasies Land? Show...

Duration:01:01:16

Remix – Atlantis in Sardinia with Dr. Emily Holt – Archaeological Fantasies ep 107

2/8/2019
Nuraghe Santu Antine in TorralbaCristiano Cani picture via Wiki Commons. Note: there was an issue with the Audio file. This is a repost of episode 107. Today we are talking with Dr. Emily Holt from Miami University in Ohio. We learn about the Nuraghe civilization, the fantastic towers they built, and how all this is connected to Atlantis. Dr. Holt also gives us details on her summer field school, which focuses on CRM techniques, that is open for enrollment. Dr. Emily Holt:Twitter:...

Duration:01:11:23

Asteroids, Micro Diamonds, and the Younger Dryas with Jens Notroff: Archaeological Fantasies Ep 106

1/21/2019
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 Notes: Jens Notroff:@jens2go Persnpal WebpageLetters From The FieldTHE TEPE TELEGRAMSGöbekli Tepe, Bad Fox, No Comet – Episode 73Articles:Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath...

Duration:00:54:08

Where Are the Real Viking Women Warriors? With Chelsi Slotten Archaeological Fantasies Episode 105.

1/7/2019
Not a real viking... Welcome to Season 5 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast! To start the year off we're talking with Chelsi Slotten about Viking Women Warriors. What does archaeology say about women in Viking times? What are the controversies around the Birka Warrior? And why aren't female warriors better accepted in academia? Show notes: Chelsi Slotten: @osteoarchaeo https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chelsi_SlottenMegan Fox to solve history's greatest mysteries for the Travel...

Duration:04:38:19

New Archaeo-Genetics Articles With Jennifer Raff

12/17/2018
Today, Dr. Jennifer Raff is back with us to talk about some recent articles on genetics in archaeology. Particularly the discovery of a new genetic ancestor to early Americans and new evidence about the migration of early Americans. Show Notes: Jennifer Raff at Forbes Ancient DNA Reveals Yet More Complicated Histories In The Americas Posth et al. 2018. Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Moreno-Mayar et al. 2018. Early human dispersals within the...

Duration:01:06:00

The History of Pseudoarchaeology: From Engagement to Isolation.

12/5/2018
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 dominance and promote nationalist agendas (Card and Anderson 2016). However, as the field of...

The History of Pseudoarchaeology: The Moundbuilders Myth

12/5/2018
The first thing to look at any time you start a new project is the history of the topic. Our topic is practically as old as the field of archaeology itself, some might argue even older (Card 2018). The reason for this is that before the field of archaeology ‘professionalized’ there was a time of Antiquarians. This Time of Antiquarianism is very much like what Jeb Card (2018) calls mythic science time, a time before names and before organization. It’s not as mystical as it all sounds, but...

Man-Bear-Pig with Alex and Simona from the ArchaeoAnimals Podcast : Archaeological Fantasies Ep 102

12/3/2018
Today we talk with Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga from The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast on the APN. We talk about Zooarchaeology and Cryptid Bones. We learn about chupacabra skulls and examine the Pig-Face Women of Vicotiran side-shows. Show Notes: Alex Fitzpatrick on Twitter Animal Archaeology Blog The ArchaeoAnimals Podcast @ArchaeoAnimals #ArchaeoAnimals Pig-faced women - Wikipedia The Foreign Woman in British Literature- Exotics, Aliens, and Outsiders - Google Books QI Talk Forum - View...

Duration:01:04:23

Archaeologists and Horror Movies in the MonsterTalk Crossover, Ep 101

10/29/2018
Image: Cupid Fountain (Copyright Winchester Mystery House) Hello Boys and Ghouls, it's time for the MonsterTalk/Archaeological Fantasies Halloween Special. This year we're talking about Horror movies and the perils of being an archaeologist in them. Stay on the edge of your seats, as we dig up these horrific accounts of archaeology gone wrong. Show Notes: MonsterTalk Podcast MonsterTalk Patreon DoctorAtlantis (MonsterTalk )@DoctorAtlantis Karen Stollznow web page. Karen Stollznow...

Duration:01:57:47

Monstertalk Crossover Double Feature

10/15/2018
Is I bet you can't guess what's in store for you, dear listeners, later on this month. Until then, slack you blood-lust on these two juicy episodes in our Pseudoarchaeology Double Feature. Music in this special episode Copyright Richard O’Brien. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZjszYRPaug Thank You for listening. If you’d like to support the Podcast, consider donating to us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies or buy us a Ko-Fi : https://ko-fi.com/A8833HAS . Either option helps...

Duration:02:28:23