Archaic World

Archaic World

Brian Franklin, an entrepreneur, ultra-endurance athlete, and weekend wilderness explorer is teaming up with professional anthropologist Paul Bowman to take you on an adventure as they explore a previously undocumented archaeological site. Come along as they go out in the wild and deep into the annals of human history to unearth an important prehistorical discovery.


June 8, 2022 31 min

Brian Franklin and Paul Bowman continue to seek for diagnostic evidence to understand how long people have been using quartzite from the quarry site. Brian's discovery of a stone point takes him on a quest to find out how it was used and what people have been hunting over the past millenia in the Wichita Mountains up to the present, where wildlife is protected within the refuge. 

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Brian Franklin and Paul Bowman persist in their search for evidence about how old the quarry site is. Continuing to look for a diagnostic artifact, they inquire about flintknapping techniques, styles of Paleolithic projectile points, evidence at other archaeological sites, and what types of tools are most likely to be made of quartzite. And of course, Franklin has an ace up his sleeve which may prove useful in the end. 

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May 5, 2022 26 min
Brian Franklin and Paul Bowman head out into the wilderness to conduct the official archaeological survey of the quarry Franklin found in the Wichita Mountains. Questions quickly arise as to how old the quarry is and who excavated the rock. Franklin explores the history of mining in the area and how the geology may impact what people were looking for in this hole.
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April 27, 2022 22 min
Archaic World host Brian Franklin explores the Wichita Mountains to find an archaeological site that may be thousands of years old. He joins archaeologist Paul Bowman to begin digging into the history of the place in order to better understand the landscape today.
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