Episode 22: "Lost At Sea"

This week, your World-Weary sailors are dredging up tales from the watery depths. Cassiopeia presents the incredible story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga and Violet investigates a mysterious submarine monument off the coast of Yonaguni, Japan.

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Further reading:

Jose Salvador Alvarenga

Interview (The Telegraph) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5SRlrtYuSg

Article (The Guardian, 2015) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/07/fisherman-lost-at-sea-436-days-book-extract

Yonaguni Monument

National Geographic article, 2007: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/yonaguni-jima-japan-underwater-city/

The Faram Research Foundation’s website on the “Yonaguni Pyramid”: http://www.yonaguni.ws/

“go Unesco" blog, 2016, by Miki Dowsing: https://www.gounesco.com/yonaguni-island-submarine-landform-southern-japan/

For more on Violet’s pseudoarchaeology rant:

Read Chapter 9 “Alternative Archaeologies” by Gabriel Moshenska: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1vxm8r7

Robin Derricourt, 2012, “Pseudoarchaeology: the concept and its limitations”, Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/pseudoarchaeology-the-concept-and-its-limitations/DE4EB70319FDE95C6BFC22CD9791240B

M. Sommer, 2012, “Pseudoarchaeology and the ancient astronaut theory: an analysis of a modern belief system”, California State University: https://digitalcommons.csumb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1391&context=caps_thes