Joined by Rob Kristofferson of the Our Strange Skies podcast, we pick apart the bane of every archaeologist’s existence: ancient astronaut / ancient alien theories. Famously popularized by The History Channel, the sensational belief that early man was not only visited by extraterrestrials, but helped us build ancient monuments, has become a phenomena both deeply fascinating as it is flagrantly unscientific. We look at a few cases, such as the origins of this theory, the pyramids (duh), the sarcophagus of King Pacal, Relic favorite: the Nazca lines, and some other cases.
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