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 University James S. Bielo – Home James Bielo on the Ark Encounter – Miami University Ark Encounter: Life-size Noah’s Ark Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park James S. Bielo Making a biblical theme park – The Immanent Frame Ark Park ready to set sail in culture war Contact Email us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions 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’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 MARI Roxanne Davila Marcello Canuto Iximaya Pamphlet https://archive.org/details/illustratedmemoi00vela Ix Chel John Lloyd Stephens Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan Frederick Catherwood’s artwork https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Frederick_Catherwood https://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook/exhibitions/catherwood/ Lacandon Jean-Frédéric Waldeck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Waldeck http://www.reed.edu/uxmal/galleries/thumbnails/drawings/Drawings-Waldeck.htm Juan Galindo Lord Kingsboro Antiquities of Mexico https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Kingsborough%2C+Edward+King%2C+viscount%2C+1795-1837%22 http://bibliotecadigital.rah.es/dgbrah/es/consulta/registro.cmd?id=5968 Tod Browning’s Freaks Pip and Flip Snow http://www.thehumanmarvels.com/pip-flip-snow-pinheads-freaks/ http://blog.sartle.com/post/101300795651/american-horror-story-freak-art-show Rudolf Virchow Ian Graham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Graham https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/ian-graham-the-improbable-explorer/ Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions The Road to Ruins Charles Lindbergh and A. V. Kidder Expedition Frans Blom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Blom http://cphpost.dk/history/frans-blom-tragic-wanderlust-in-the-wilds-of-mexico.html Tribes and Temples LiDAR and Maya Archaeology Case of the Ancient Astronauts Contact Email us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
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 Hoaxes Pre-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 humanoid’ with an elongated skull in a South American cave P.T. Barnum Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_Museum 15 Credibility Street #20: A Mummy-Bundle of BS Contact Email us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
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/364 The Kingdom of Kush: http://archaeology.about.com/od/kterms/g/kush.htm Nubia http://www.kerma.ch/index.php?lang=en https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z_ZvHRpKT6Hw.k7AIqBspa9ew&hl=en The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia https://www.coursera.org/course/ancientnubia Feder, K. 1998-99 Archaeology and Afrocentrism: An Attempt to set the record straight. A Current Bibliography on African Affairs 29(3):199-210 Things to Read and Watch: Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy by George G. M. James, Ph.D http://www.jpanafrican.com/ebooks/eBook%20Stolen%20Legacy.pdf The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en Africans are fighting media poverty-porn by tweeting beautiful images of their real lives http://www.theplaidzebra.com/africans-are-fighting-media-poverty-porn-by-tweeting-beautiful-images-of-their-real-lives/ Contact Email us at ArchyFantasties@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter at @Archyfantsies and find us on FaceBook. Theme Music by ArcheopSoup Productions About the “Archaeological Fantasies” Podcast
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