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Archaeology Books for Fun

English, History, 2 seasons, 25 episodes, 1 day, 6 hours, 10 minutes
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A podcast where we talk about books that are about archaeology, but are anyone can enjoy.
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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries; Part 2 of 3

In this episode, we dive into the peopling of the Americas, Vikings in North America, and the legend of Atlantis! Plus, we finally discuss the controversial idea that aliens helped ancient civilizations build some of the world's greatest structures. Our thoughts on the matter may surprise you (but probably won't). #Archaeology #ArchaeologyBooksForFun #Vikings #Atlantis #AncientAliens #HistoryHoax #ScienceVsPseudoscience --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
7/1/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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Artifacts, Special Episode

We are very excited for this one! In this special episode, we sit down with the talented Mary Anna Evans, author of "Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery." Join us as we delve into her fascinating writing process, her meticulous research, and how she so masterfully represents archaeology in her work. Don't miss this chance to get an insider's look at Mary Anna's inspirations and storytelling secrets. We know you'll enjoy getting to know her as much as we did! #archaeology #ArchaeologyBooksforFun #fpan #FayeLongchamp #mystery #MaryAnnaEvans #floridapanhandle --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
5/24/202443 minutes, 9 seconds
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Artifacts, Part 3 of 3

Join us for the thrilling finale of "Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery"! In this last episode, stakes are high as Faye faces a heart-stopping dilemma. Will Faye reveal her illegal activities and go to prison to stop a killer? Who is the killer? Will Joyeuse be saved? What the heck is a palmetto? All these questions will be answered! Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Mary Anna Evans, author of "Artifacts", coming later this month. It’s a treat for all mystery aficionados!Plus, the votes are in! Prepare to dive into the bizarre realm of extraterrestrial lore and deceptive legends with our next reading adventure, "Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology" by Kenneth L. Feder. A journey through the curious corners of pseudoarchaeology awaits!And here's a challenge for our sharp-witted listeners: Can you name the first category 5 hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle? Share your answers in the episode Q&A and let's test our collective knowledge!Remember to subscribe to catch every episode on YouTube, Spotify, and your favorite audio platforms. ____ #archaeology #ArchaeologyBooksforFun #floridapanhandle #arifact #FayeLongchampMystery #MysteryPodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
5/1/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries; Part 1 of 3

In this episode we kick off our discussion of "Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology." Join us as we delve into the intriguing world of scientific inquiry versus pseudoscience. We'll explore the myths surrounding a supposed race of ancient giants, uncover the story behind the Cardiff Giant hoax, and unravel the infamous Piltdown Man fraud. Get ready for a journey through some of the most bizarre and fascinating cases in archaeology. Tune in to learn how these deceptions were uncovered and what they reveal about the nature of scientific investigation. Don't forget to share your thoughts on your favorite hoaxes. We love hearing from our listeners! #archaeology #archaeologybooksforfun #FraudsMythsAndMysteries #ScienceVsPseudoscience #CardiffGiant #PiltdownMan #HistoryHoaxes #AncientAliens --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
5/1/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 36 seconds
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Artifacts, Part 2 of 3

Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of twists and turns as we navigate both real and fictional landscapes in the captivating backdrop of the Florida Panhandle. With a missing body, and the discovery of two more, this episode promises to keep you on the edge of your seat! Don't forget to cast your vote in our poll to help us choose our next adventure. The options are: "Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology" "Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art" "The Lost City of the Monkey God" The chosen book will be announced in our next episode, so make your voice heard! #ArchaeologyBooksforFun #Archaeology #FPAN #murdermystery #FloridaPanhandle --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
4/1/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 38 seconds
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Artifacts, Part 1 of 3

We take a break from looting, the black market, and murder by starting a new mystery novel about... looting, the black market, and murder. What a refreshing change! This time, however, we're reading our first fiction novel about archaeologists and murder mysteries that takes place right in our local area in the Florida Panhandle. We're already really enjoying this one! "Artifacts" is the first of a series of novels called the "Faye Longchamp Mysteries" and is written by Mary Anna Evans. Book Link:https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/213579 Check us out on Goodreads https://buff.ly/3HtMNe9 #archaeology #FPAN #artifact #history #archeology #archaeologybooksforfun #mystery #novel #FloridaPanhandle #ForgottenCoast #plantation --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
3/1/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stealing History, Special Guest Interview

As a special episode follow-up interview to "Stealing History" we're joined by archaeologist Dr. Andres Garzon-Oechsle! Andres has a unique perspective on the issue of site looting in his home country Ecuador. He has also personally visited the Lords of Sipán museum in Peru. Tune in to hear all about it! YouTube: https://youtu.be/ns21PoYH-Ko Follow us on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/174409671-archaeology-books-for-fun Links: Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology - https://buff.ly/3wpIhLi Scripps on Facebook - https://buff.ly/42MAfIp Scripps on Instagram - https://buff.ly/3I9yzzs Museo Salango - https://buff.ly/4bIcmWB #archaeology #FPAN #artifact #history #archeology #ArchaeologyBooksforFun #Ecuador #Peru #Sipan #museum #NoMoreStolenAncestors #photogrammetry #3dprinting --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/archaeologybooksforfun/message
2/22/202438 minutes, 10 seconds
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Stealing History, Part 4 of 4

This is it, the conclusion to Stealing History! It's been a pretty wild ride with grave robbing, FBI stings, and murder. This time the tale gets a bit more hopeful with on the ground efforts to protect sites and, at last, the opening of the Sipán museum. We also take issue with some of the author's proposals to fight the antiquities black market. There's a lot going on in this one! "Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World" by Roger Atwood Next time we will switch gears and read "Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery." This murder mystery novel both involves archaeology and it takes place in our home state of Florida! Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/213579 Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum virtual tour: https://visitavirtual.cultura.pe/recorridos/MTRS/museo-tumbas-reales-sipan/index.html #archaeology #fpan #ArchaeologyBooksforFun #Sipán #RoyalTombsofSipánMuseum #looting #antiquities
2/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interlude

As we take a break from Stealing History, we use this time to discuss some archaeology news, review the podcast over the last 14 episodes, and talk a little about what exactly it is that we do. Do you have a favorite book that we covered? Let us know! We will be back next month with the concluding episode on Stealing History. See you then! Articles discussed: German Authorities Repatriate 75 Artifacts to Mexico https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/11/29/germany-repatriates-75-archaeological-artefacts-mexico Netherlands Returns Colonial Era Artefacts https://www.reuters.com/world/netherlands-returns-colonial-era-artefacts-sri-lanka-2023-12-05/ The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Repatriation https://vmfa.museum/pressroom/news/virginia-museum-fine-arts-announces-repatriation-ancient-works-art-countries-origin/ Ancient Maya Power Brokers https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-maya-politics-power-neighborhoods-lidar #archaeology #ArchaeologyBooksForFun #ArchaeologyNews #FPAN
1/1/202435 minutes, 43 seconds
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Stealing History, Part 3 of 4

In this episode, we finally get to see the conclusion of the FBI sting operation. Additionally, we will delve into the significant role that many museums play in contributing to the black market trade of antiquities. Next time, we will provide a recap of our favorite books and episodes. If you have a favorite of your own, let us know! "Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World" by Roger Atwood. #archaeology #Sipan #Sipán #HuacaRajada #Peru #MocheCulture #looting #blackmarket #smuggling #britishmuseum #archaeologybooksforfun
12/1/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stealing History, Part 2 of 4

This episode has a little bit of everything you could want from a crime drama! Smuggling rings, FBI stings, informants, double crosses, and foul play. This time we focus on some of the artifacts that were stolen from the ancient Moche culture tomb/temple site Huaca Rajada located in Sipán, Peru and efforts to recover them. Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World by Roger Atwood. #archaeology #Sipan #Sipán #HuacaRajada #Peru #MocheCulture #looting #blackmarket #smuggling #archaeologybooksforfun
11/1/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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Stealing History, Part 1 of 4

Starting a new book, we dive into the seedy underworld of the black market antiquities trade. We take a look at the people who do the looting of ancient sites and what drives them as well as the distributors who buy from them. This book mostly focuses on the ancient Moche culture tomb/temple site Huaca Rajada located in Sipán, Peru. Though not a happy story, we are enjoying the narrative style of this book in particular. Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World by Roger Atwood. #archaeology #Sipan #Sipán #HuacaRajada #Peru #MocheCulture #looting #blackmarket #smuggling
10/3/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 17 seconds