Warriors of the Wasteland part 2

Robert E. Howard wrote his entire corpus of Conan stories in the early to mid 1930s. The character became a household word with the Marvel series Conan the Barbarian in the 1970s and the John Milius film of the same name in 1982. Meditating on this impacted my archaeological studies and research in the Eurasian …

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Warriors of the Wasteland part 1

Something different - my interests led me to a career in Eurasian steppe archaeology and I made this video for an online course on the Silk Road. This has had 83,000 views, please watch it and help me break 100,000. I don’t get paid, my currency is your interest. Also, find the false Easter egg …

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Multimedia Barbarian – a video

https://youtu.be/EK3y9KsLAuY This is part 1 of 2 of a YouTube video about REH's Conan, that attempts to unpack the history of the character's meteoric rise in popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s. I'll post part 2 later after some editing. Part 2 is less of a love letter about the comics and the times, …

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