📒 Frauds Myths And Mysteries by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Archaeology
Publisher : Mayfield Publishing Company
ISBN_10 : UOM:39015027496986
Copyright Year : 1996
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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.

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📒 Frauds Myths And Mysteries by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Archaeology
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ISBN_10 : UVA:X002049843
Copyright Year : 1990
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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN_10 : 007811697X
Copyright Year : 2010-11-01
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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.

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📒 Frauds Myths And Mysteries by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN_10 : 076742722X
Copyright Year : 2001-07-01
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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.

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📒 Frauds Myths And Mysteries by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Archaeology
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ISBN_10 : 0190096411
Copyright Year : 2020
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"A humorous yet informative and scientific text that helps students to critically debunk archaeological myths and understand how we know what we know"--

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN_10 : 0078035074
Copyright Year : 2013-04-15
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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.

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📒 The Past In Perspective by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Fossil hominids
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 0190275855
Copyright Year : 2016-07-13
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"A college textbook for the Introduction to Prehistory course"--Provided by publisher.

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📒 Ancient America by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Travel
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 9781442263130
Copyright Year : 2016-11-17
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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.

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📒 Archaeological Oddities by Kenneth L. Feder

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 9781538105979
Copyright Year : 2019-03-06
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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN_10 : 9780313379192
Copyright Year : 2010-10-11
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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

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