Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : Mayfield Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Archaeology
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015027496986

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Book Description :

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 Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 076742722X

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Book Description :

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 Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Archaeology
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002049843

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Book Description :

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  Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology


  • Author : Kenneth Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 007811697X

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology Book Description :

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 Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries


  • Author : Kenneth Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780077497637

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Book Description :

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 Book
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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0078035074

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Frauds Myths and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology Book Description :

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 Book

Archaeological Oddities


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538105979

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Archaeological Oddities Book Description :

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.

The Past in Perspective Book

The Past in Perspective


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Genre: Fossil hominids
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 0190275855

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The Past in Perspective Book Description :

"A college textbook for the Introduction to Prehistory course"--Provided by publisher.

Human Antiquity  An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Book

Human Antiquity An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology


  • Author : Kenneth Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release Date : 2006-07-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 0073041963

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Human Antiquity An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Book Description :

Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. Human Antiquity offers an absorbing, straightforward explanation of human origins and evolution by thoroughly integrating physical anthropology and archaeology. Co-authors Kenneth Feder and Michael Park combine the ideas, methods, and knowledge from both biological anthropology and archaeology into a unified effort: Feder is an archeologist who conducts surveys, excavations, and analyses to understand the native inhabitants of New England; Park is a biological anthropologist interested in the application of evolutionary theory to the biological history of our species.

The Past in Perspective Book

The Past in Perspective


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fossil hominids
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 0073107700

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The Past in Perspective Book Description :

Now in full color throughout, this engaging, up-to-date, chronological introduction presents human prehistory within a framework of themes, issues, and debates. Featuring a consistent chapter format and an appropriate level of detail for students with no previous exposure to archaeology, it also offers outstanding pedagogy, including maps, timelines (interactive on the companion Online Learning Center website), chapter summaries, and lists of key terms.

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology  From Atlantis to the Walam Olum Book

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology From Atlantis to the Walam Olum


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-10-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313379192

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Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology From Atlantis to the Walam Olum Book Description :

This book provides a fascinating, encyclopedic antidote for the mysticism and pseudoscience surrounding well-known or highly publicized archaeological and anthropological "discoveries." • 134 alphabetical entries of terms related to extraordinary archaeological claims, many related to popular frauds, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations of the human past • Contains 50 illustrations, including depictions of the Maya calendar day and month glyphs, ancient astronomical alignments, the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler Pacal, and the Ica Stones • Photographs of such monuments and artifacts as the pyramids at Giza, Serpent Mound, Nazca ground drawings, Tucson artifacts, Michigan Relics, and Easter Island Moai bring the topics to life • A comprehensive bibliography and further reading suggestions at the end of each entry feed further investigation

Ancient America Book

Ancient America


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442263130

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Ancient America Book Description :

Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

A Village of Outcasts Book

A Village of Outcasts


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105016213352

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A Village of Outcasts Book Description :

"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 Book
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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal


  • Author : Jonathan C. Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444358940

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal Book Description :

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

Ancient Lives Book

Ancient Lives


  • Author : Dr. Brian Fagan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317350279

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Ancient Lives Book Description :

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

Stonehenge  A New Understanding Book

Stonehenge A New Understanding


  • Author : Mike Parker Pearson
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615191727

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Stonehenge A New Understanding Book Description :

A “leader of the groundbreaking Stonehenge Riverside Project expounds on recent research into the famed site in this revelatory study . . . immensely rewarding” (Publishers Weekly). Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation—about Stonehenge’s celestial significance, human sacrifice, and even aliens and druids. But the Stonehenge Riverside Project set out to change that. A hugely ambitious, seven-year dig by today’s top archaeologists, the project unearthed a wealth of fresh evidence that had gone untouched since prehistory. In Stonehenge: A New Understanding, archaeologist and project director Mike Parker Pearson uses that evidence to present a paradigm-shifting theory of the true significance that Stonehenge held for its builders—and mines his field notes to give you an insider’s view of the dirt, drama, and thrilling discoveries of this history-changing archaeological dig. “This is brilliantly written scholarship. The book combines old ideas about the circle with the unexpected revelations of today. It is a triumph.” —Aubrey Burl, author of A Brief History of Stonehenge

Archaeological Fantasies Book

Archaeological Fantasies


  • Author : Garrett G. Fagan
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 0415305926

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Archaeological Fantasies Book Description :

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.

Human Evolution  A Very Short Introduction Book

Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Bernard Wood
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192567628

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Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. Newly discovered fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past, whilst revolutionary technological advances in the study of ancient DNA are completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations. In this Very Short Introduction Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds. In this new edition he discusses how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution, and the process of speciation. The combination of ancient and modern human DNA has contributed to discoveries of new taxa, as well as the suggestion of 'ghost' taxa whose fossil records still remain to be discovered. Considering the contributions of related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology, Wood explores our latest understandings of our own evolution. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Images of the Past Book

Images of the Past


  • Author : Theron Douglas Price
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000061248989

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Images of the Past Book Description :

This well illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory captures the popular interest, excitement, and visual splendor of archaeology as it provides insight into the research, interpretations, and theoretical themes in the field. The new edition maintains the authors' innovative solutions to two central problems of the course: first, the text continues to focus on about 80 sites, giving students less encyclopedic detail but essential coverage of the discoveries that have produced the major insights into prehistory; second, it continues to be organized into essays on sites and concepts, allowing professors complete flexibility in organizing their courses..

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution Book

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution


  • Author : John H. Relethford
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470673928

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50 Great Myths of Human Evolution Book Description :

50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay readers and students. Examines intriguing—yet widely misunderstood—topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as “Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs;” “Lucy was so small because she was a child;” “Our ancestors have always made fire;” and “There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence” Comprised of stand-alone essays that are perfect for casual reading, as well as footnotes and references that allow readers to delve more deeply into topics