Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology / Edition 6by Kenneth L. Feder
Pub. Date: 11/28/2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
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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Table of Contents
PrefaceQuick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Science and PseudoscienceBelief in the UnbelievableThe Morning of the Magicians Pseudoscience and ArchaeologyWhy I Wrote This BookFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercises
Chapter 2: Epistemology: How You Know What You KnowKnowing ThingsCollecting Information: Seeing Isn't Necessarily Believing Collecting Information: Relying on Others Science: Playing by the RulesThere Is a Real and Knowable Universe The Universe Operates According to Understandable Laws The Laws Are Immutable The Laws Can Be Understood The Workings of ScienceThe Case of Childbed FeverThe Science and Nonscience: The Essential DifferencesA Rule in Assessing Explanations The Art of ScienceWhere Do Hypotheses Come From? Testing Hypotheses The Human Enterprise of Science Science and ArchaeologyFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercises
Chapter 3: Anatomy of an Archaeological HoaxThe Cardiff Giant: The Goliath of New YorkThe Discovery The Beginning of the End Hull's Confession The End of the Giant Why Did They Do It?Current Perspectives: FraudsThe Rules for a Successful Archaeological HoaxFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 4: Dawson’s Dawn Man: The Hoax at PiltdownThe Evolutionary ContextThe Brain-Centered Paradigm A Remarkable Discovery in SussexThe Piltdown EnigmaUnmasking the Hoax Whodunnit?Suspect: Charles Dawson Suspect: Arthur Smith Woodward Suspect: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Suspect: Sir Grafton Elliot Smith Suspect: Sir Arthur Keith Suspect: Martin A. C. Hinton Suspect: Lewis Abbott Suspect: W. J. Sallas Suspect: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lesson of PiltdownCurrent Perspectives: Human EvolutionFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 5: Who Discovered America?America's First PeopleA New World-To Europeans Biblical Exegesis and American Indians American Indians: From Israelites to Atlanteans Tracing the Source of Native Americans Out of Asia An "American Genesis"? Tracing People by Their Biology Archaeology of the First Americans Who's Next? After the Indians, Before ColumbusArtifact Trails: Evidence of Visitors to the New World Europeans in America: The Norse Discovery of AmericaA Newfound Land Where Was Vinland and Who Were the Skraelings? Norse Discovery of America: The Physical Evidence Other Evidence of the Viking Presence? Other Voyagers, Other VisitorsA Chinese Discovery of the New World? Africans in Ancient America? Other Europeans in the New World Before Columbus? AmericaLinguistics Inscriptions Architecture The Archaeological Verdict Archaeological Context: Digging Pits and Recovering Evidence Current Perspectives: The Peopling of the AmericasFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercises
Chapter 6. The Myth of the MoundbuildersThe Myth of a Vanished RaceWho Were the Moundbuilders? Identifying the Vanished RaceThe Walum Olum The Archaeology of the Myth The Moundbuilder Mystery SolvedRationale for the Myth of a Vanished RaceCurrent Perspectives: The MoundbuildersFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise Chapter 7: Lost: One Continent—RewardAtlantis: Where Are You?Atlantis: The Source of the LegendThe Timaeus Dialogue The Critias Dialogue The Source and Meaning of Timaeus and Critias Who Invented Atlantis? Where Did Plato Get the Details of the Story?
A Minoan Source After PlatoIgnatius Donnelly: The Minnesota Congressman Atlantis After Donnelly Current Perspectives: AtlantisAncient Greece Archaeological Evidence in the Atlantic: The Bimini Wall The Geology of the Atlantic Frequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 8: Prehistoric E.T.: The Fantasy of Ancient AstronautsGods in Fiery ChariotsThe Inkblot Hypothesis The Amorous Astronaut Hypothesis The "Our Ancestors, the Dummies" Hypothesis Extraterrestrial Calendars? Extraterrestrial Aliens in the Pacific? A Real Mystery The Archaeology of MarsCurrent Perspectives:The von Daniken PhenomenonFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 9: Mysterious EgyptWhen Did People Get This Smart?Ancient EgyptHow Did They Build the Pyramids? Tutankhamun Pyramids in Bosnia?Current Perspectives: Secrets of the PyramidsFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 10: Good Vibrations: Psychics and DowsersPsychic ArchaeologyThe Roots of Psychic Archaeology Psychic Site Location Psychic Excavation Psychic Cultural Reconstruction Psychic Archaeology: The Verdict Dowsing Instead of DiggingTesting the Dowsers Current Perspectives: Archaeology Without DiggingFrequently Asked Question Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 11: Old-Time Religion—New Age VisionsScientific CreationismNoah's Ark Footprints in Time Other Guises of Creationism The Shroud of TurinTesting the Shroud Burial Boxes of JerusalemNew Age PrehistoryCurrent Perspectives: Religions Old and NewFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
Chapter 12: Real Mysteries of a Veritable Past The Cave Painters of EuropeExplaining the Cave Paintings The Civilization of the MayaExplaining the Maya The Mysterious Collapse of the Maya? StonehengeExplaining Stonehenge Circular Reasoning About Stonehenge An Ancient Astronomy? Why Was Stonehenge Built? Conclusion: A Past We DeserveFrequently Asked Questions Best of the Web Critical Thinking Exercise
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