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✏Frauds Myths and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology Book 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.
📒Reading Rural Landscapes A Field Guide To New England S Past ✍ Robert Stanford
✏Reading Rural Landscapes A Field Guide to New England s Past Book Summary : William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.
📒Hoax ✍ Edward Steers (Jr.)
✏Hoax Book Summary : Investigates six of history's biggest frauds, looking at how the hoaxes were carried out and what continued belief in them reveals about society's understanding of history.
📒Ancient America ✍ Kenneth L. Feder
✏Ancient America Book Summary : 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.
📒The Past In Perspective ✍ Kenneth L. Feder
✏The Past in Perspective Book Summary : Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Sixth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture"--the grand sweep of human evolutionary history--presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Written in a refreshingly accessible voice, this unique narrative personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students. Using a consistent chapter format--"Prelude, Chronicle, Issues and Debates, and Case Study Close-up"--Feder helps students master both what we definitely know and what is still debatable about the complex story of the human past. New to This Edition: An expanded discussion of techniques in the discovery, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological sites (Ch. 2) A new section on archaeological ethics Updated coverage of the earliest human settlement of the Pacific and in the New World (Ch. 7) A new "Issues and Debates" discussion: Was the Development of Civilization a Good Thing? (Ch. 10) Updated treatment of the Indus Valley and the development of the state in ancient China (Ch. 11) An expanded presentation of the Inca, including a new "Case Study Close-up" on child sacrifice (Ch. 13) A new "Case Study Close-up" (Ch. 14), organized to focus exclusively on North America
📒Mayfield S Quick View Guide To The Internet For Anthropology ✍ John W. Hoopes
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📒Archaeological Forgery ✍ Source Wikipedia
✏Archaeological Forgery Book Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Archaeological forgeries, Piltdown Man, Crystal skull, Kensington Runestone, James Ossuary, Bat Creek inscription, Bosnian pyramids, Kinderhook plates, Japanese paleolithic hoax, Morton Smith, Book of Veles, Jehoash Inscription, Newark Holy Stones, Beardmore Relics, Glozel, Grave Creek Stone, Acambaro figures, Holly Oak gorget, Cardiff Giant, Lead Books of Sacromonte, Shinichi Fujimura, Calaveras Skull, Charles Dawson, AVM Runestone, Eugene Boban, Moses Shapira, Persian Princess, Johann Beringer, Oded Golan, Sinaia lead plates, Praeneste fibula, Michigan relics, Mummy forgeries, Reiner Protsch, Pedra da Gavea, Lenape Stone, Etruscan terracotta warriors, Solid Muldoon, Chiemsee Cauldron, Tiara of Saitaferne, Brigido Lara, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Islam Akhun. Excerpt: The crystal skulls are a number of human skull hardstone carvings made of clear or milky quartz rock, known in art history as "rock crystal," claimed to be pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts by their alleged finders. However, none of the specimens made available for scientific study have been authenticated as pre-Columbian in origin. The results of these studies demonstrated that those examined were manufactured in the mid-19th century or later, almost certainly in Europe. Despite some claims presented in an assortment of popularizing literature, legends of crystal skulls with mystical powers do not figure in genuine Mesoamerican or other Native American mythologies and spiritual accounts. The skulls are often claimed to exhibit paranormal phenomena by some members of the New Age movement, and have often been portrayed as such in fiction. Crystal skulls have been a popular subject appearing in numerous sci-fi television series, novels, and video games. A distinction has been made by some researchers...
📒Human Evolution And Prehistory ✍ William A. Haviland
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