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. Links FAMSI resources Maya Glyph Workbook Wayeb resources Forest of Kings Maya Decipherment Blog by David Stuart and Stephen Houston Tazumal flask http://miamioh.edu/news/top-stories/2017/04/jeb-card.html https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ancient-mesoamerica/article/seventhcentury-inscribed-miniature-flask-from-copan-found-at-tazumal-el-salvador/6C01D75378694C9CCEE9E5A8A1267A37/core-reader Archaeology 365 episode on Tazumal flask Athanasius Kircher Relacion de las Cosas de Yucatan by de Archbishop Diego de Landa http://www.wayeb.org/download/resources/landa.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relaci%C3%B3n_de_las_cosas_de_Yucat%C3%A1n https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Landa_alphabet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Landa_alphabet#/media/File:De_Landa_alphabet.jpg Cracking the Maya Code Documentary Yuri Knorosov Centro de estudios Maya Yuri Knorosov Breaking the Maya Code Reading the Maya Glyphs Translating Maya Glyphs Reading Maya Art Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens Ancient Text, Modern Tablet – Handcrafted Cuneiform Jason Colavito and the Antediluvian Pyramid Myth Contact Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
Did Aliens build Stonehenge? Did the Easter Island statues walk? Did the Vikings colonize Midwest American? What does mainstream archaeology have to say about all this? Listen to the Archaeology Fantasies podcast and learn about popular archeological mysteries. Hoax or fact? Learn to tell the difference with Dr. Kenneth Feder and cohost Sara of the Archy Fantasies blog.
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 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fernanda_Meneses @ninasemilla Chronology and Easter Island Prehistory Moai Culture Website List of the moai in popular culture How did the Easter Island Statues Get There? They Might Have Walked! Scientists Make Easter Island Statue Walk | National Geographic Contact Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
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 Yates Anonymous Swiss Collector Cambodia’s looted treasures UNESCO Constitution Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggled Iraqi artifacts Spotlight on Hobby Lobby’s Biblical Collection After Smuggle Case Islam, ISIS, and Black Market Artifacts with Nathan French – Episode 76 The Justice Department Announcement Hobby Lobby’s Press Release Washington Post piece on the settlement NBC report on possibly more concerns about Hobby Lobby The Green collection and the Museum of the Bible: 443,000 square meters of mess. Buenavista del Cayo Patty Gerstenblith https://law.depaul.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-a-z/Pages/patty-gerstenblith.aspx http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-remarkable-patty-gerstenblith-0208-20150202-story.html Cultural Property Advisory Committee E. A. Wallis Budge Subhash Kapoor Case The rogue’s gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India’s stolen artefacts DHS and DOJ return valuable, ancient artifacts to India Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation Temple Looting in Cambodia, by Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis Contact Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music […]
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 Indy Transcript of the Writing Session for Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Archive Secret of the Incas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzl4_ytmxDs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZJaIc1SDbQ Harrison Ford elected to the AIA Board https://www.archaeological.org/news/aianews/282 http://savingantiquities.org/harrison-ford-and-the-aia/ Episode about Mummies and Cursed Artifacts Nabonidus The Ark and Dagon Peter Hiscock – Cinema, Supernatural Archaeology, and the Hidden Human Past Lingam (the inspiration for the Sankara Stones) Thuggee Opening of Raiders Aztec Sun Stone Inka Architecture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_architecture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saksaywaman Chavin de Huantar Tiwanaku Gateway of the SUn Manteño seat Dumbarton Oaks Tlazotetol Jane MacLaren Walsh – The Dumbarton Oaks Tlazolteotl: looking beneath the surface Contact Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
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-Rikaz Ancient palace emerges from under Mosul shrine destroyed by ISIS Trafalgar Square 3D Printed Arch aka Archy McArchface Contact Email us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast