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

5/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:02:19

Bears Ears Rock Art with Vaughn Hadenfelt – Episode 93

3/5/2018
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LinksWelcome 2018 and Bears Ears Update - Episode 90Antiquities Laws and Regulations - Episode 75Friends of Cedar Mesa | Stewarding the greater Cedar Mesa area in ...Bears Ears Rock ArtPilling Collection of Fremont Culture FigurinesHexham Heads, ley lines, and Wear-sheep-men ContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheoSoup Productions

Duration:01:02:00

CBC, The Solutrean Hypothesis, and Jennifer Raff – Episode 92

2/5/2018
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LinksCBC under fire for documentary that says first humans to colonize New World sailed from Europe. National Post.com. Jan 11 2018DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff. ArchyFantasies. The Solutrean Hypothesis – ArchyFantasies Episode 31. DNA in Archaeology with Jennifer Raff – Episode 50. Review of Across Atlantic Ice: The Origins of America’s Clovis Culture by Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley. Raff, J. A., & D. A. Bolnick2015 Does Mitochondrial Haplogroup X Indicate Ancient...

Duration:01:12:45

Contact and Immigration In Archaeology – Episode 91

1/22/2018
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LinksNational Monuments dedicated to immigration and the experience of immigrants and African captives:African Burial Ground, ManhattanManzanar Internment CenterLiberty Island-Ellis Island National MonumentEllis Island National Museum of ImmigrationContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheoSoup Productions

Duration:01:12:23

Welcome 2018 and Bears Ears Update – Episode 90

1/8/2018
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LinksBears Ears National Monument - Arch365 325State of the Monuments - Episode 40Antiquities Laws and Regulations - Episode 75After Bears Ears National Monument Shrinkage, The Fight For Redesignation Is Still OnContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheoSoup Productions

Duration:00:56:49

The Place of Stone – Dighton Rock with Douglas Hunter – Episode 89

12/25/2017
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Ken and Sara talk to author Douglas Hunter about his book linked below. The story of Dighton Rock and its relationship with the indigenous past is a fascinating tale.LinksThe Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past ~ by Douglas HunterDighton RockDighton Rock State Park ContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheoSoup Productions

Duration:01:20:34

Magical Jinn and where to Find them with Mark Allen Peterson – Episode 88

12/11/2017
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Today we talk with Dr. Mark Allen Peterson about the magical Jinn. Dr. Peterson tells us more about the ancient concept of Jinn, how that affect modern Arabic uses of Jinn, and how the views on Jinn are affected by Movies and Western tampering.Links Dr. Mark A. Petersonhttps://www.amazon.com/Mark-Allen-Peterson/e/B001K8F96GArticles on JinnDr. Peterson's article "From Jinn to GeniesIntertextuality, Media, and the Making of Global Folklore" is Chapter 5 in Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as...

Duration:00:55:45

Biblical Archaeology with Eric Cline – Episode 87

11/27/2017
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Today we talk with Dr Eric Cline from George Washington University. We talk about a variety of topics on Biblical Archaeology, the validity of real and fake sight seeing, and touch a bit on 3D printing. Links Eric Clinehttps://anthropology.columbian.gwu.edu/eric-h-clineYouTube Vids.Dr. Eric Cline on Junk Science and Archaeology1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Eric Cline, PhD)From Eden to Exile -- The Story Behind the StoriesThree Stones Make a Wall - By Eric ClineContactEmail us...

Duration:01:09:33

GenCon50 and Gaming with Scott – Episode 86

11/13/2017
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This is a cross-over episode that was recorded at GenCon 50 earlier in 2017. Sara Head joined the hosts of Gaming with Scott to talk about the intersection between archaeology and gaming.Links http://gamingwithscott.libsyn.com/hotp-gencon50-archy-fantasies?tdest_id=326508On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/GamingWScottOn Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GamingWScottContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by...

Duration:01:01:35

Haunted Objects with MonsterTalk – Episode 85

10/30/2017
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It's our second Halloween special and crossover with the MonsterTalk Podcast! Today we're Joined by Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow to talk about haunted objects and where to find them. We talk about creepy dolls, haunted antiques, and cursed 3d printed objects. Enjoy the worlds of two great podcasts colliding!Links MonsterTalk PodcastDemon DollsHELL HATH NO FURRY!Hexham Heads, ley lines, and Wear-sheep-menCrystal Skulls and Herkimer VodkaWorld’s First Haunted Object 3D Scanning Project is...

Duration:01:22:06

The Ark Encounter with James Bielo – Episode 84

10/16/2017
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Today we talk with Ethnographer James Bielo about his work with the Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah's Ark and religious-themed experience in Kentucky. We talk about the validity of replicas, religious sightseeing, and 3D printing as a way to communicate with the public. Links Dr. James Bielo - Miami UniversityJames S. Bielo - HomeJames Bielo on the Ark Encounter - Miami UniversityArk Encounter: Life-size Noah's ArkArk Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme ParkJames S. BieloMaking a...

Duration:01:12:53

The Enigmatic Iximaya Hoax With Roxanne Davila and Marcello Canuto – Episode 83

10/2/2017
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Today we're talking about the Iximaya hoax. Who were the Iximaya, where did they come from, and what part did P.T. Barnum play in all this? We're joined by special guests Roxanne Davila and Marcello Canuto.Links MARIRoxanne DavilaMarcello CanutoIximaya Pamphlethttps://archive.org/details/illustratedmemoi00velaIx ChelJohn Lloyd StephensIncidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and YucatanFrederick Catherwood's...

Duration:01:15:06

Mermaids and Mummies – Episode 82

9/18/2017
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Today we're looking at the Fiji Mummy and the recent Peruvian Mummy Hoax. How do these two cases intersect, what can one teach us about the other, and How does PT. Barnum fit into all this.Links The Racism Behind Alien Mummy HoaxesPre-Columbian bodies are once again being used as evidence for extraterrestrial life.Did Researchers Find a Mummified, Three-fingered Alien in Nazca, Peru?Proof of aliens or another hoax? Conspiracy theorists claim they have found a three-fingered 'mummified...

Duration:01:15:40

(Re-Play) Afrocentrism and the New World – Episode 81 (16)

9/4/2017
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Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And how does it affect archaeology in the new world?More about other ancient African cultures you may never have heard of: Great Zimbabwe:http://www.greatzimbabweruins.com/http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364The Kingdom of Kush:http://archaeology.about.com/od/kterms/g/kush.htmNubiahttp://www.kerma.ch/index.php?lang=enhttps://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z_ZvHRpKT6Hw.k7AIqBspa9ew&hl=enThe Art...

Duration:00:59:47

Mayan Hieroglyphics with Jeb Card – Episode 80

8/21/2017
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Today we talk with co-host Jeb Card about Mayan Hieroglyphics. We talk about the Victorian worlds discovery of them, their fascination with them, how that fascination has endured into the modern-day, and how the Mayan language, including Hieroglyphics, is still a living language today. LinksFAMSI resourcesMaya Glyph WorkbookWayeb resourcesForest of KingsMaya Decipherment Blog by David Stuart and Stephen HoustonTazumal...

Duration:01:05:54

Walking Moai Statues with Fernanda Meneses – Episode 79

8/7/2017
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Today we talk with Fernanda Maneses about the mysterious Easter Island statues. We talk about the actual history of the Moai statues, the culture that created them, and the many different ways these iconic statures have been used by the fringe and popular culture alike.Links Fernanda Meneseshttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fernanda_Meneses@ninasemillaChronology and Easter Island PrehistoryMoai Culture WebsiteList of the moai in popular cultureHow did the Easter Island Statues Get There?...

Duration:01:03:12

Hobby Lobby and the Illegal Antiquities Trade with Donna Yates – Episode 78

7/24/2017
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Today we talk with Dr. Donna Yates about the recent Hobby Lobby decision and the illegal antiquities trade. What was Hobby Lobby doing, how does this fit into looting and the antiquities trade, and what exactly is this new Museum of the Bible in DC thing?Links Trafficking Culture / Donna YatesAnonymous Swiss CollectorCambodia's looted treasuresUNESCO ConstitutionHobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggled Iraqi artifactsSpotlight on Hobby Lobby’s Biblical Collection After Smuggle CaseIslam,...

Duration:01:04:12

Indiana Jones and Pseudoarchaeology – Episode 77

7/10/2017
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Today we're talking about Indiana JOnes a pseudoarchaeological elements that run through almost all off the movies. We talk about how Indy came to be, why the movies are so dang good, and where certain archaeological themes came from and why they last.Links Spitballing IndyTranscript of the Writing Session for Raiders of the Lost ArkRaiders of the Lost ArchiveSecret of the Incashttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzl4_ytmxDshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZJaIc1SDbQHarrison Ford elected to the...

Duration:00:51:24

Islam, ISIS, and Black Market Artifacts with Nathan French – Episode 76

6/26/2017
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Today we talk with Nathan French from the University of Miami, Ohio. Nathan talks with us about Islam and the destruction of archaeological sites and artifacts in Isis controlled areas. We also talk about artifacts funneled into the black market by Isis and fleeing refugees.Links The Archivist: Unseen Documents from the Islamic State’s Diwan al-RikazAncient palace emerges from under Mosul shrine destroyed by ISISTrafalgar Square 3D Printed Arch aka Archy McArchfaceContactEmail us at...

Duration:01:10:20

Antiquities Laws and Regulations – Episode 75

6/12/2017
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On today's episode, Sara, Jeb, and Ken talk about some of the big antiquities laws that are impacting resources around the country. These laws are in the news lately and it's important to know where they came from, what they do, and why they need to stick around for a while. LinksExecutive Order on whitehouse.govhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/26/presidential-executive-order-review-designations-under-antiquities-actAntiquities Act...

Duration:01:18:08