The Lost City of Iximaya

Today, I have a different type of lost city to talk about, the lost city of Iximaya!  This legendary city is said to have been home to a vibrant Maya population that was never conquered by the Spanish.  Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, these Maya natives continued their lives, unchanged by the … Continue reading The Lost City of Iximaya


Archaeology, Oddities, and Tropes

Today Archaeological Oddities turns one week old!  Such a milestone!  Thank you to all of you who have stopped by, checked out the site, and read my posts.  On this momentous anniversary, I would like to take stock of what I see to be the purpose of this blog, and just what it is I’ve … Continue reading Archaeology, Oddities, and Tropes

The Secret Identity of Hawkman

Every good super hero needs a secret identity!  Superman can explain his presence at major events as reporter Clark Kent, Wonder Woman can avoid attention passing as mild mannered Diana Prince, and of course Batman can explain away virtually anything as millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne.  The function of a secret identity is not only to … Continue reading The Secret Identity of Hawkman

Public Archaeology Twitter Conference, 2017

The first (annual?) Public Archaeology Twitter Conference is coming up on Friday, April 28th, and yours truly will be there Tweeting about the Lore of Lost Cities! The conference has been organized by Lorna Richardson (@lornarichardson) and will feature Professor Shawn Graham (@electricarchaeo) and Dr. Colleen Morgan (@clmorgan) as key note "speakers."  More than 50 … Continue reading Public Archaeology Twitter Conference, 2017