Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology by Kenneth L. FederFrauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology by Kenneth L. Feder

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

byKenneth L. Feder

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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Frauds, myths, and supposed mysteries about humanity's past are moving targets for anyone committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity. Clearly, it is important for anyone interested in the human past to know, for example, that there is no evidence for a race of giant humanbeings in antiquity and no broken shards of laser guns under Egyptian pyramids. Debunking such nonsense is fun and useful in its own way, but of much greater importance is the process we employ to determine that such claims are nonsense. The utility of Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries rests in its useof interesting and often hilarious archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. Frauds is not just a book about how we know what isn't true about the human past; it's every bit as much a book about how we know what is true.
Kenneth L. Feder is Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of several books, including The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Prehistory, Seventh Edition (2016), and Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition (OUP, 2007).
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Title:Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in ArchaeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190629657

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear Explanations This book very clearly explains the common frauds and hoaxes in archaeology, as well as taking the time to explain how we know they are frauds and hoaxes as well as the motivations behind such scams. Excellent
Date published: 2017-12-22