ISBN-10:
0073405299
ISBN-13:
9780073405292
Pub. Date:
11/28/2007
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology / Edition 6

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology / Edition 6

by Kenneth L. Feder

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073405292
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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 Human Prehistory, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2016), and Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition (OUP, 2007).

Table of Contents

1. SCIENCE AND PSEUDOSCIENCE
2. EPISTEMOLOGY: HOW YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW
3. THE GOLIATH OF NEW YORK: THE CARDIFF GIANT
4. DAWSON'S DAWN MAN: THE HOAX AT PILTDOWN
5. WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA?
6. AFTER THE INDIANS, BEFORE COLUMBUS?
7. THE MYTH OF THE MOUNDBUILDERS
8. LOST: ONE CONTINENT—REWARD
9. PREHISTORIC E.T.: THE FANTASY OF ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS
10. GOOD VIBRATIONS: PSYCHICS, DOWSERS, AND PHOTO-FIELDS
11. OLD TIME RELIGION—NEW AGE HARMONICS
12. REAL MYSTERIES OF A VERITABLE PAST
Appendix A: Video Companion Guide
References
Index
At the end of each chapter: Frequently Asked Questions / Best of the Web / Critical Thinking Exercise

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