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SAA Sends Letter to Netflix Concerning "Ancient Apocalypse" Series

Dec 01, 2022

Archaeologists devote their lives and careers to researching and sharing knowledge about the past with the public. Netflix's new series "Ancient Apocalypse" undermines trust in their work and aligns with racist ideologies.

The SAA's letter to Netflix and ITN Productions highlights our grave concerns with "Ancient Apocalypse," a show that disparages archaeology and archaeologists and aligns with racist ideologies.

We have requested Netflix and ITN remove any labels that state or imply that this series is a factual documentary or docuseries, reclassify the series as “science fiction," and to balance the deleterious content in the show with scientifically accurate information about our human past.

Read the full letter to Netflix and ITN.