Apr 7, 2019
April 7, 2019
This week we are joined by Dr. Jeb Card.
Dr. Jeb Card is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Anthropology at Miami University. He is the editor of The Archaeology of Hybrid Material Culture and the coeditor of Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices. He has been a co-host for the popular podcast Archaeological Fantasies and a repeat guest on the podcast Monster Talk. Jeb is joining us here today to discuss his latest book “Spooky Archaeology, Myth and Science of the Past"
Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as
searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports,
television, video games, and movies like Indiana
Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image
has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply
connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By
exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us
understand what archaeology is and why it matters.
In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J. Card follows a trail of clues left by adventurers and professional archaeologists that guides the reader through haunted museums, mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of a lost continent that never existed, and deep into an investigation of magic and murder. Card unveils how and why archaeology continues to mystify and why there is an ongoing fascination with exotic artifacts and eerie practices.
Follow Dr. Jeb Card on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahtzib
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