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Excellent thread: why shows like #LegendsOfTheLost and other #pseudoarchaeology books and programs reinforce racist assumptions about PoC and indigenous people. These shows are not “harmless fun”, but build on centuries of dehumanizing and colonial attitudes toward these groups.
More from @DSAArchaeology - who will be our keynote speaker at this year's pseudoarchaeolgy-themed @UTAntiquities symposium.
And for a different view, arguing that we can use these shows to challenge some of the very problematic assumptions that underpin them and to present real archaeological research, here's @CatJarman's take on working with #LegendsOfTheLost
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Hey folks, make sure you check out this great new article by @SarahEBond about the implicit racism by behind #pseudoarchaeology and #AncientAliens claims!

And, I have some thoughts on race and pseudoarchaeology below! 👇

hyperallergic.com/470795/pseudoa…
I've encountered lots of people who react angrily to the assertion that #AncientAliens claims are rooted in racism. Many will assert the show is about technology & evidence of alien contact, not race. Or will instead get upset that "academics" want to make everything about race.
I do believe, that most viewers of the show are not attracted to it for racially motivated reasons, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to this idea.

There are lots of things in this world that may not appear racially motivated if we don't know the history behind them.
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