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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)...


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 native and you want to take the survey, please use the link in the show notes! Show Notes: Steph Halmhofer Bones Stones and Books....


Creative Outreach and Geek Cons with Paulina Przystupa – Archaeological Fantasies Episode 95

Today we're talking with Paulina Przystupa (@punuckish) about the panel she put together at the SAA's this past Apil. Her topic was Creative Outreach focusing on using social media as a way of communicating what the public about archaeology. We talk about better ways to use various social media to make archaeology accessible to everyone, and how we can go to geek conventions and talk about archaeology. Show Notes: SAA Annual Meeting SAA 2018 Program Geek Girl Con Emerald City Comic Con Gen...


Pseudoarchaeology and Pop Culture with David Anderson – Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Episode 94

Today we're talking with Dr. David Anderson (@DSAArchaeology ) about the intersection of Archaeology and Pop culture, and how a history of pop culture, specifically comics and adventure genre has fed the prevalence of pseudoarchaeology ideas, especially Ancient Aliens and Ancient Astronauts . Show Notes: David Anderson's Blog - Archaeological Oddities Lost City of Z: The Mysterious Disappearance of Percy Fawcett: The explorer's disappearance continues to fascinate. The Lost City of Z: A...


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 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...


Bears Ears Rock Art with Vaughn Hadenfelt – Episode 93

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


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

LinksCBC under fire for documentary that says first humans to colonize New World sailed from Europe. National 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...


Contact and Immigration In Archaeology – Episode 91

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


Welcome 2018 and Bears Ears Update – Episode 90

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


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

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


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

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. Peterson 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...


Biblical Archaeology with Eric Cline – Episode 87

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 Cline 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...


GenCon50 and Gaming with Scott – Episode 86

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 Facebook at: Twitter: us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by...


Haunted Objects with MonsterTalk – Episode 85

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...


The Ark Encounter with James Bielo – Episode 84

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...


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

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 Pamphlet ChelJohn Lloyd StephensIncidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and YucatanFrederick Catherwood's...


Mermaids and Mummies – Episode 82

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...


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

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: Kingdom of Kush: Art...


Mayan Hieroglyphics with Jeb Card – Episode 80

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...


Walking Moai Statues with Fernanda Meneses – Episode 79

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 Meneses and Easter Island PrehistoryMoai Culture WebsiteList of the moai in popular cultureHow did the Easter Island Statues Get There?...