Travel and Talks in October and November

I’ll be travelling a lot in October and November and giving some talks. Aard readers in the afflicted cities, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up!

  • 16-18 Oct, TAM London.
  • 29-31 Oct, Oslo, Kritisk Masse: speaking about Thor Heyerdahl and other Scandy pseudoarchaeologists.
  • 4 Nov, Uppsala: speaking about pseudoarchaeology.
  • 14 Nov, Norrköping: speaking about the Late Iron Age elite in the area.
  • 29 Nov – 1 Dec Birmingham: Viking workshop.


  1. #1 Richard D
    September 17, 2010

    It always kinda disappointed me to learn how dodgy Heyerdahl actually was when I began to learn ‘proper’ archaeology. The Kontiki voyage always seemed damn cool to me as a kid.

    Do you ever get to TAG?

  2. #2 Martin R
    September 17, 2010

    The Kon Tiki voyage was damn cool! It’s just that it proved nothing about the past.

    I went to TAG 2000 in Oxford and enjoyed myself. Here’s my report if you want to run it through Google Translate:

    Since that time I have concentrated on specialised conferences having to do with the fields I’m working in.

  3. #3 Jonathan Jarrett
    September 17, 2010

    Dammit, I fear I will miss you in London; I’m giving a paper I’ll barely have time to write on the 18th in Oxford. You’ll have to be Amazing without local assistance (which will be no problem I’m sure).

  4. #4 Martin R
    September 17, 2010

    I’ll settle for Amuzing and Ridiculous.

  5. #5 Jocke
    September 17, 2010

    I will try to meet up in Norrkoping. Maybe a cup of coffee first…Your welcome home to us…

  6. #6 ArchAsa
    September 17, 2010

    Where in Uppsala are you speaking, what time? I’ll make sure to turn up.

  7. #7 Martin R
    September 17, 2010

    That would be great! They haven’t told me the venue yet. I’ll check.

  8. #8 P.J.
    September 17, 2010

    The talk in Uppsala:
    19:00 Tro & Vetande: Missförstånd om forntiden

    2. Missförstånd om forntiden To 4 nov 19.00 i Missionskyrkan Dr Martin Rundkvist är arkeolog specialiserad på Skandinaviens forntid. Han kommer att tala om vanliga arkeologiska missuppfattningar om grottmänniskor, stenålderskost och forntida könsroller, samt om några mera omtalade svenska knasteorier inom arkeologin, offentliggjorda av författare som Bob G. Lind och KI-professorn Lennart Möller.

  9. #9 Birger Johansson
    September 17, 2010

    -Would this recent item be pseudoarchaeology or could it actually have some substance? The myth explaining eclipses suggest they had worked out the sun-moon connection, but that´s it.
    Australian Aborigines (could have been) ‘world’s first astronomers’: study (but without finding rock carvings to support it, it will be just another theory …)

  10. #10 Martin R
    September 18, 2010

    “what I don’t know is how far back this goes. If it goes back 10,000 or 20,000 years, that makes (Aborigines) the world’s first astronomers”

    That’s a pretty big if.

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