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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :290
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027496986
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Summary : The ancient rock art on the cover decorates the walks of Indian Creek Canyon in Newspaper Rock State Park, Utah, near Canyonlands National Park. What could its symbols and horned figures represent? Are they a Native American observer's depiction of space-suited extraterrestrials who once explored the American continent? Or do the images reflect the human imagination, blending, human and animal elements into new mythical beings? Ken Feder addresses questions such as these in this entertaining and informative exploration of fascinating frauds and genuine mysteries. Through well-chosen examples, he demonstrates what is - and what is not - the scientific method; in the process, he clearly conveys why the veritable past is as exciting and intriguing as the fantasies concocted by the purveyors of pseudoscience. New to this Edition: 25% more illustrations, including side by side photographic comparisons in Chapter 6, 8, and 9; additional topics, including tabloid anthropology, the deconstructionist challenge to science, tracing the source of skeletal populations through mitochondrial DNA analysis, the so-called Mars face, the New Age use of Native American beliefsand Native Americans' reactions, the Ice Man, Chauvet Cave and our understanding of cave painting, and more.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :231
  • ISBN : UVA:X002049843
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Summary : A comparison of the hypotheses and approaches of pseudo-archaeologists to those of archaeologists and other scientists. By describing the flaws in the purported evidence for each claim, the author exposes students to the thinking and methodology that underlie real scientific research.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 0077497635
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Summary : Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can use science to learn things about the past. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, this indispensable supplementary text demonstrates how science approaches questions about human antiquity and, in doing so, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-07-01
  • Total pages :355
  • ISBN : 076742722X
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Summary : FRAUDS, MYTHS, AND MYSTERIES is an increasingly indispensable supplementary text that uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Author : Kenneth Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-15
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780077497637
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Summary : Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can use science to learn things about the past. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, this indispensable supplementary text demonstrates how science approaches questions about human antiquity and, in doing so, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
  • Author : Kenneth Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 007811697X
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Summary : Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, this indispensable supplementary text uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. Examples of fantastic findings support the carefully, logically, and entertainingly described flaws in the purported evidence. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries demonstrates how science approaches fascinating questions about human antiquity and, in so doing, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-15
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0078035074
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Summary : Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can use science to learn things about the past. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, this indispensable supplementary text demonstrates how science approaches questions about human antiquity and, in doing so, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Archaeological Oddities

Archaeological Oddities
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-06
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9781538105979
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Summary : This book is an offbeat field guide for sites in North America that reflect the rejection of the facts of prehistory and history. They are the physical equivalents of "fake news" about America's ancient past. Feder provides an entertaining summary forty sites along with the practical information you’ll need to visit these fun and fascinating sites.

Bigfoot Exposed

Bigfoot Exposed
  • Author : David J. Daegling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 0759105391
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Summary : In Bigfoot Exposed, biological anthropologist and primate physiology specialist David J. Daegling objectively examines the northwest American myth of Bigfoot. Using scientific methodology, Daegling systematically and persuasively repudiates the evidence purportedly demonstrating the creature's existence, and ultimately concludes that Bigfoot exists only in the popular imagination.

A Village of Outcasts

A Village of Outcasts
  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016213352
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Summary : "This book presents a case study in historical archaeology. Specifically, it presents the story of the archaeological and documentary investigation of the Lighthouse site in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut. It is intended for students in courses in archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, and history, as well as those readers with a general interest in archaeology and history."--p. iii.

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal
  • Author : Jonathan C. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-26
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781444358940
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Summary : Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at www.wiley.com/go/pseudoscience

Traveling Prehistoric Seas

Traveling Prehistoric Seas
  • Author : Alice Beck Kehoe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-01
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : 9781315416403
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Summary : Until recently the theory that people could have traversed large expanses of ocean in prehistoric times was considered pseudoscience. But recent discoveries in places as disparate as Australia, Labrador, Crete, California, and Chile open the possibility that ancient oceans were highways, not barriers, and that ancient people possessed the means and motives to traverse them. In this brief, thought-provoking, but controversial book Alice Kehoe considers the existing evidence in her reassessment of ancient sailing. Her book-critically analyzes the growing body of evidence on prehistoric sailing to help scholars and students evaluate a highly controversial hypothesis;-examines evidence from archaeology, anthropology, botany, art, mythology, linguistics, maritime technology, architecture, paleopathology, and other disciplines;-presents her evidence in student-accessible language to allow instructors to use this work for teaching critical thinking skills.

Ancient Lives

Ancient Lives
  • Author : Dr. Brian Fagan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-20
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9781317350279
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Summary : Theory and Methods in Archaeology and Prehistory Written for complete beginners in a narrative style, Ancient Lives is aimed at introductory courses in archaeology and prehistory that cover archaeological methods and theory, as well as world prehistory. The first half of Ancient Lives covers the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is devoted to a summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilization. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the basic principles of archaeology Summarize the major developments of human prehistory

Archaeology

Archaeology
  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781317350125
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Summary : Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.

Lost City, Found Pyramid

Lost City, Found Pyramid
  • Author : Jeb J. Card,David S. Anderson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-15
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN : 9780817319113
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Summary : Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices explores the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology in popular culture and the ways that professional archaeologists can respond to sensationalized depictions of archaeology and archaeologists.

The Gluten Lie

The Gluten Lie
  • Author : Alan Levinovitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-21
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781941393789
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Summary : An incendiary work of science journalism debunking the myths that dominate the American diet and showing readers how to stop feeling guilty and start loving their food again—sure to ignite controversy over our obsession with what it means to eat right. FREE YOURSELF FROM ANXIETY ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT Gluten. Salt. Sugar. Fat. These are the villains of the American diet—or so a host of doctors and nutritionists would have you believe. But the science is far from settled and we are racing to eliminate wheat and corn syrup from our diets because we’ve been lied to. The truth is that almost all of us can put the buns back on our burgers and be just fine. Remember when butter was the enemy? Now it’s good for you. You may have lived through times when the Atkins Diet was good, then bad, then good again; you may have wondered why all your friends cut down on salt or went Paleo; and you might even be thinking about cutting out wheat products from your own diet. For readers suffering from dietary whiplash, The Gluten Lie is the answer. Scientists and physicians know shockingly little about proper nutrition that they didn’t know a thousand years ago, even though Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours obsessing over “eating right.” In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz takes on bestselling physicians and dietitians, exposing the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad—and pointing the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

Myths of the Rune Stone

Myths of the Rune Stone
  • Author : David M. Krueger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-01
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9781452945439
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Summary : What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community’s and a state’s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock with writing carved into its surface in a field near Kensington, Minnesota. The writing told a North American origin story, predating Christopher Columbus’s exploration, in which Viking missionaries reached what is now Minnesota in 1362 only to be massacred by Indians. The tale’s credibility was quickly challenged and ultimately undermined by experts, but the myth took hold. Faith in the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone was a crucial part of the local Nordic identity. Accepted and proclaimed as truth, the story of the Rune Stone recast Native Americans as villains. The community used the account as the basis for civic celebrations for years, and advocates for the stone continue to promote its validity despite the overwhelming evidence that it was a hoax. Krueger puts this stubborn conviction in context and shows how confidence in the legitimacy of the stone has deep implications for a wide variety of Minnesotans who embraced it, including Scandinavian immigrants, Catholics, small-town boosters, and those who desired to commemorate the white settlers who died in the Dakota War of 1862. Krueger demonstrates how the resilient belief in the Rune Stone is a form of civil religion, with aspects that defy logic but illustrate how communities characterize themselves. He reveals something unique about America’s preoccupation with divine right and its troubled way of coming to terms with the history of the continent’s first residents. By considering who is included, who is left out, and how heroes and villains are created in the stories we tell about the past, Myths of the Rune Stone offers an enlightening perspective on not just Minnesota but the United States as well.

Archaeological Fantasies

Archaeological Fantasies
  • Author : Garrett G. Fagan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :417
  • ISBN : 0415305926
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Summary : Did aliens build the pyramids? Do all the world's civilizations owe a debt of gratitude to a single super-civilization in ancient times? Was Egypt the home of magicians? Is there a fantastic body of ancient wisdom awaiting discovery, which will help solve the world's problems? These and other scenarios are thrown up by purveyors of what is often dubbed alternative, fringe or popular archaeology and ancient history. In reality, such work is properly called pseudoarchaeology since it is a muddled imitation of the real thing. In this collection of stimulating and engaging essays, a diverse group of scholars, scientists, and writers consider the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology from a variety of perspectives. They contemplate what differentiates it from real archaeology; its defining characteristics; the reasons for its popular appeal and how television documentaries contribute to its popularity; how nationalist agendas can warp genuine archaeology in to a pseudo-version; and the links between pseudoarchaeology and other brands of false history and pseudo science. Case studies include surveys of esoteric Egypt and the supposedly mystical Maya, Nazi pseudoarchaeology, and ancient pseudohistory in modern India.

Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory
  • Author : Robert J. Wenke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :614
  • ISBN : UOM:39015020765734
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Spooky Archaeology

Spooky Archaeology
  • Author : Jeb J. Card
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-15
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9780826359667
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Summary : Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters. In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J. Card follows a trail of clues left by adventurers and professional archaeologists that guides the reader through haunted museums, mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of a lost continent that never existed, and deep into an investigation of magic and murder. Card unveils how and why archaeology continues to mystify and why there is an ongoing fascination with exotic artifacts and eerie practices.

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
  • Author : Ephraim George Squier,Edwin Hamilton Davis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1848
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000048340
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Summary :