I've just learned that I've been referenced in the Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology (2010) by Kenneth L. Feder. Feder recommends my article on the alleged 1909 "Archaeological Coverup" of supposed Grand Canyon lost civilization, claimed to be a vast complex of underground caverns populated by people who wrote in Mayan hieroglyphs and worshiped the Buddha. As I showed, no evidence for the civilization or its supposed discoverer exists. Feder calls my article "a thorough debunking of the hoax." In Feder's opinion, "Belief in the lost Grand Canyon civilization by writers like David Hatcher Childress, who wrote Lost Cities in (sic) North and Central America, is in fact far more like a religion then (sic) a science-based hypothesis."
I am an author and researcher focusing on pop culture, science, and history. Bylines: New Republic, Esquire, Slate, etc. There's more about me in the About Jason tab.
Enter your email below to subscribe to my newsletter, The Skeptical Xenoarchaeologist, for updates on my latest projects, blog posts, and activities, and subscribe to Culture & Curiosities, my Substack newsletter.
Terms & Conditions
Please read all applicable terms and conditions before posting a comment on this blog. Posting a comment constitutes your agreement to abide by the terms and conditions linked herein.