HISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc...
-What is archeology?
-What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology?
-The short history of archeology
-Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology
-What are our biases, experiences, interests?
-Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories?
-BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives, by Jeff Schmidt
-Golbekli Tepe, a bizarre archeological find that dates back 7000-8000 years before the pyramids
-The Ancient Astronaut theory: confirmation bias, straw men, unfalsifiable
-Graham Hancock, anthropological connections
-Problems with the Age of Exploration narrative
-The conspiracy lens
Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/crypto-archeology
What is Archeology? - http://www.saa.org/ForthePublic/Resources/EducationalResources/ForEducators/ArchaeologyforEducators/WhatisArchaeology/tabid/1346/Default.aspx
Franz Boas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Boas
Cultural Relativism - http://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/cultural-relativism.htm
Processual Archaeology - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processual_archaeology
Cultural Evolutionism - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_evolutionism
Gobekli Tepe - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe
Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/