File Room: Ancient Indian Burial Grounds - Oh My!

4 months ago

Welcome to the file room, where we keep all prior episodes of The Q Files. You may have heard this episode previously, but it's worth another listen while we work on bringing you fantastic new episodes.

Ancient Indian Burial Grounds - Oh My! was originally a Thanksgiving episode of The Q Files, in it we examined the American pop-culture trope of "Ancient Indian Burial Grounds" and how it has deeply woven its way into countless horror films and books since the late 1970s.

We'll investigate how it even seems to have infiltrated the oral histories of our local communities and how it undeniably influences our own individual attempts to explain the unexplainable around us, often,  even,  when it happens in our own backyards.

We were lucky enough to get writer Colin Dickey to talk with us. He is the author of four books, two of which we will discuss here, "Ghostland" published in 2016 and "The Unidentified" released just this year. Both of his books thoroughly break down the roots and causes of tropes like the Ancient Indian Burial Grounds.

Dickey is a regular contributor to the LA Review of Books, and is the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. He is also a member of the Order of the Good Death, a collective of artists, writers, and death industry professionals interested in improving the Western world's relationship with mortality.   And Dickey's own website describes him as a....  "Cultural Historian and Tour Guide of the Weird."

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