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Join Sara Head, Ken Feder, and Jeb Card as they discuss the world of pseudoarchaeology. Each episode discusses a new topic in a wide variety of subjects. We look at the intersection of the reality and the perception of archaeology and help listeners discern the fiction from fact. Please, subscribe, like, and comment below.

Archaeological Fantasies Podcast Sara M. Head - Archaeologist

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 62 Ratings

Join Sara Head, Ken Feder, and Jeb Card as they discuss the world of pseudoarchaeology. Each episode discusses a new topic in a wide variety of subjects. We look at the intersection of the reality and the perception of archaeology and help listeners discern the fiction from fact. Please, subscribe, like, and comment below.

    The Dirt Takeover Episode, Archaeological Fantasies Ep 116

    The Dirt Takeover Episode, Archaeological Fantasies Ep 116

    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.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Coming up on Archaeological Fantasies:

    Coming up on Archaeological Fantasies:

    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 Creed games pt2!We've also got a bunch of collaboration things like the "Hunt for Secret Mysteries" vids and Podcast with Bill Auchter with ArchaeoRPG and ArchaeoThoughts. We're taking on Skinwalker Ranch right now, and wow, just...its bad yall.We're also still working on our own archeology surveys in Elder Scrolls and No Man's Sky and looking at Aliens, Giants, and the Paranormal on our sub-blogs. So hopefully there's a lot to keep you busy this month while my output might be a little spotty. I have a couple of quick vids planned, but other than that, I need to lay low and convince my Thesis Professor to let me lead a real-life phase 1 survey in Elders Scrolls Online...I have a crew and everything. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback from the archives, where Dr. Jeb Card and I talk with Dr. April Beisaw about Ghost Hunting as Historical Archaeology! Also, be sure to check out Jeb and Blake Smith's newest podcast "In Research Of" for a fun and critical look back on Leonard Nimoy's classic pseudoarchaeology show. Show Notes:April Beisaw on Twitter: @AprilMBeisawApril Beisaw website Lost City, Found Pyramid edited by Jeb Card and David Anderson 

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

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

    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 Auchter can be found:Twitter - @archaeothoughts







    Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/archaeothoughts







    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0zGwylRsKCkxbMSUE2a0Q







    Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/archaeothoughts/







    Hi! I'm an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do.







    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies







    Ko-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasies







    Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/archyfantasies







    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ArchyFantasies







    Twitter - @ArchyFantasies







    IG - @ArchyFantasies







    Website - https://archyfantasies.com/







    Email - ArchyFantasies@gmail.com. 

    • 50 min
    Bro-Ventures with Annelise Baer. Archaeological Fantasies ep 115

    Bro-Ventures with Annelise Baer. Archaeological Fantasies ep 115

    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Undead Gender with Drs. Rebecca Gibson, Jay VanderVeen, and Holly Walters: Archaeological Fantasies ep 114

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

    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 - @RGibsongirl https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030240165







    Dr. Jay VanderVeen







    Twitter @JayVanderVeen







    Dr. Holly Walters







    Twitter: Left Field Notes @Manigarm







    Shaligrams - http://peregrinationblog.com







    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarThe Tragic, Forgotten History of ZombiesZombies: The Real Story of the Undead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie H. P. Lovecraft, Zombies, Slender Man, and Aliens - Jason Colavito















    Hi! I'm an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do.







    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ArchyfantasiesKo-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasiesTwitter - @ArchyFantasiesIG - @archyfantasy Website - https://archyfantasies.com/ Emai - ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Blaming Lovecraft for All Things Pseudoarchaeology: Archaeological Fantasies Ep: 113

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

    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 And Extraterrestial Pop Culture: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture by Jason Colavito







    In the Mouth of Madness by John Carpenter







    Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past by Jeb Card







    Edward Said







    Orientalism (book)







    Margaret Murray







    The Witch-Cult in Western Europe















    Hi! I’m an archaeologist who likes games, video games, gaming, horror, the supernatural, and debunking pseudoarchaeology. Check out my vids for more on the above topics, and toss us a coin if you like what I do.







    Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Archyfantasies







    Ko-Fi – https://ko-fi.com/archyfantasies







    Twitter – @ArchyFantasies







    IG – @ArchyFantasies







    Website – https://archyfantasies.com/







    Emai – ArchyFantasies@gmail.com.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Emperorofnone ,

Interested in being a being

This is a podcast full of delightfully interested people. they’re interested in the human condition and the way our supernatural beliefs change how we see the world. If you like beautiful and enlightening nerdyness, you’ll love this. It’s a a group of people with lovely and compassionate hearts waxing poetic. Delightful

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I miss you! Come back! Why won’t you come back? 😢

The headline says it all. Love your podcast. It was my gateway into so much more great content. Miss you all.

Not as nice as I sound ,

Excellent archeological stories

Wonderful job of reviewing pseudoscience in the field of archeology. The opportunity to hear directly from the scientists doing the research on giants, mound builders, ancient sites, Atlantis and a ton of other ancient aliens like stories is exciting. Learning the truth of these fantastic parts of our history is really cool. Learning what is known and where the science is still unfolding is a chance to really understand the world around us.

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