Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1996
Genre: Archaeology
ISBN: UOM:39015027496986

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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.

Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014
Genre: Archaeology
ISBN: 0077497635

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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.

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology From Atlantis to the Walam Olum

Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology  From Atlantis to the Walam Olum
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-10-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780313379192

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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

The Past in Perspective

The Past in Perspective
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-07-13
Genre: Fossil hominids
ISBN: 0190275855

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

Human Antiquity An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Human Antiquity  An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Author: Kenneth Feder,Michael Park
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2006-07-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0073041963

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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.

Archaeological Oddities

Archaeological Oddities
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-03-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781538105979

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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.

Archaeological Fantasies

Archaeological Fantasies
Author: Garrett G. Fagan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2006
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0415305926

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Including case studies, this collection of engaging and stimulating essays written by a diverse group of scholars, scientists and writers examines the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology from a variety of perspectives.

Ancient America

Ancient America
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1538127318

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Explore the stunning architectural, artistic, and technological achievements of America's first peoples (and the archaeological stories behind them) in this accessible guide to fifty historically- and culturally-significant sites, all open to the public and located across the United States.

Ancient Lives

Ancient Lives
Author: Dr. Brian Fagan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-01-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317350279

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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

Linking to the Past

Linking to the Past
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2007-11-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 0195331176

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Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition, offers an engaging introduction to the methods archaeologists use to reveal the human past. Employing an accessible and conversational writing style, Feder uses his students' field study of a three-thousand-year-old North American village site as the backdrop to illustrate how archaeologists find, recover, study, and interpret the material culture left behind by earlier peoples.

The Mound Builder Myth

The Mound Builder Myth
Author: Jason Colavito
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2020-02-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780806166698

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Say you found that a few dozen people, operating at the highest levels of society, conspired to create a false ancient history of the American continent to promote a religious, white-supremacist agenda in the service of supposedly patriotic ideals. Would you call it fake news? In nineteenth-century America, this was in fact a powerful truth that shaped Manifest Destiny. The Mound Builder Myth is the first book to chronicle the attempt to recast the Native American burial mounds as the work of a lost white race of “true” native Americans. Thomas Jefferson’s pioneering archaeology concluded that the earthen mounds were the work of Native Americans. In the 1894 report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Cyrus Thomas concurred, drawing on two decades of research. But in the century in between, the lie took hold, with Presidents Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, and Abraham Lincoln adding their approval and the Mormon Church among those benefiting. Jason Colavito traces this monumental deception from the farthest reaches of the frontier to the halls of Congress, mapping a century-long conspiracy to fabricate and promote a false ancient history—and enumerating its devastating consequences for contemporary Native people. Built upon primary sources and first-person accounts, the story that The Mound Builder Myth tells is a forgotten chapter of American history—but one that reads like the Da Vinci Code as it plays out at the upper reaches of government, religion, and science. And as far-fetched as it now might seem that a lost white race once ruled prehistoric America, the damage done by this “ancient” myth has clear echoes in today’s arguments over white nationalism, multiculturalism, “alternative facts,” and the role of science and the control of knowledge in public life.

A Village of Outcasts

A Village of Outcasts
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1994
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016213352

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"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.

Images of the Past

Images of the Past
Author: Theron Douglas Price,Gary M. Feinman
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 534
Release: 1997
Genre: Agriculture, Prehistoric
ISBN: IND:30000061248989

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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..

The Past in Perspective

The Past in Perspective
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2007
Genre: Fossil hominids
ISBN: 0073107700

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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.

Traveling Prehistoric Seas

Traveling Prehistoric Seas
Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781315416403

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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.