The ET building company - Unexplained Structures with Dr. David S. Andersson
Turkey, 1995, a site was discovered that made archeologists reevaluate their theories about the Neolithic revolution. But could they still be wrong?
In Britton, France, there’s fields of standing stones. Could there be a connection to Greece or maybe even further away?
A Latvian man builds by himself a large castle, some speculate that he learned how by unlocking knowledge that was handed to the ancient Egyptians. Could this trail lead us out of this world?
Our host Fredrik continues the mission to discover what is genuine, fake, and somewhere in between on the TV-show Ancient Aliens. In this episode we will break down episode 8 from season 2 (S02E08) called “Unexplained Structures”. This episode will take us across the globe, exploring places and buildings that the show claims modern science can’t explain.
To see if this is true we have with us Dr. David S. Andersson who is an expert on Mayan civilization. He has also been writing in magazines such as Forbes Science, Washington Post and AiPT to name some. David will also have a chapter in a new book called “Comics and Archaeology” where he will participate with a chapter on pseudoarchaeology and American comic books. You can read more about that project right here. If you wish to know what else Dr. Andersson is up to you should follow his twitter @DSAArchaeology.
How to move heavy blocks all by yourself
We mention Wally Wellington in this episode and he did build his own Stonehenge in his backyard. No modern machinery or help for that matter, just a question of ingenuity, levers and fulcrums. You can watch the full clip right here to see how he did it:
How to create Inka style masonry
We also mention this clip in the episode. So we talk a little about Inka masonry and in the episode they talk about the idea that they used acid to shape stone. Here’s an archeologist named Jean-Pierre Protzen who demonstrates how the shape can be done with just a few simple steps.
In this episode we will discuss the following:
White God theories
World Grid Theory
Sources, resources and further reading suggestions
Protzen, J.-P. (1986). Inca Stonemasonry. Scientific American, 254(2), 94–105. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24975894
Dunning, B.. (2009). Coral Castle. [online] Available at: https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4149
Tepe Telegrams – From the Göbekli Tepe Research Project. [online] Available at: https://www.dainst.blog/the-tepe-telegrams/ [Accessed 30 May 2022].
Feder, K.L. (2020). Frauds, myths, and mysteries : science and pseudoscience in archaeology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bradley, R. and Routledge (2010). The significance of monuments : on the shaping of human experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe. London ; New York: Routledge.
Hodder, I. (1993). The domestication of Europe : structure and contingency in Neolithic societies. Oxford Blackwell.
Jean-Pierre Protzen s'adonnant à une petite expérimentation - An experiment on how to make Inca Pillow-Style masonry https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=309130130619901
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