A review of the archaeology and geology of Gunung Padang in Indonesia, a site profiled on Ancient Apocalypse.
I wrote this in response to a question on Twitter about a statement made by a pseudoarchaeologist on a YouTube video.
Yesterday, Graham Hancock posted a response to the SAA open letter to Netflix regarding his science fiction series, Ancient Apocalypse. Hancock had some questions. I thought I’d add some answers
Originally, this summary was found at the end of the review for episodes 7 & 8, but @FlintDibble recommended that I break it out into its own post and offer links to the other 5 reviews. It was, of course, a good idea, so I took his advice.
In this final review of Graham Hancock’s Ancient Apocalypse science fiction series on Netflix, we look at episodes 7 and 8 along with a summary of the series as a whole.
“I know this is not science!” -Graham Hancock, ep. 5, (00:14:25)
At this point most of Hancock’s schtick is pretty routine, so I’m reviewing two episodes at once. I’ll try to stick to just the main points.
There is no mainstream in archaeology as Hancock so often says. The archaeology is either done scientifically or it isn’t. In this post, I’ll critique the second episode of Hancock’s Netflix series from the perspective of scientific archaeology.