#58 - Dr. John Hoopes - Pseudo-archeology Tries to Rewrite History; From Mayan 2012 "Prophecies" to Ancient Aliens.


In this week's episode, Brendan is joined by archeologist and anthropologist Dr. John Hoopes. Dr. John Hoopes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas and a Visiting Professor and Greenleaf Distinguished Chair of Latin American Studies at Tulane University. We discuss the prevalence of pseudoscience in archeology in such things as The Bible, hit shows like Ancient Aliens, and "doomsday" prophecies. We also discuss how these ideologies tend to rewrite and often times whitewash history.

You can learn more about Dr. Hoopes at http://hoopes.academia.edu/ or https://anthropology.ku.edu/john-w-hoopes. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kuhoopes?lang=en.