Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Total Pages: 310
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.

Denying History

Denying History
Author: Michael Shermer,Alex Grobman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0520944097

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Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event. This edition is expanded with a new chapter and epilogue examining current, shockingly mainstream revisionism.

Inconstant Companions

Inconstant Companions
Author: Ronald J. Mason
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2006-11-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780817315337

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Bigfoot Exposed

Bigfoot Exposed
Author: David J. Daegling
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2004
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0759105391

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In Bigfoot Exposed, biological anthropologist and primate physiology specialist David J. Daegling objectively examines the northwest American myth of Bigfoot. Using scientific methodology, Daegling systematically and persuasively repudiates the evidence purportedly demonstrating the creature's existence, and ultimately concludes that Bigfoot exists only in the popular imagination.

Archaeology from Space

Archaeology from Space
Author: Sarah Parcak
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781250198297

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National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the exciting new world of space archaeology, a growing field that is sparking extraordinary discoveries from ancient civilizations across the globe. In Archaeology from Space, Sarah Parcak shows the evolution, major discoveries, and future potential of the young field of satellite archaeology. From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, she shares her field’s biggest discoveries, revealing why space archaeology is not only exciting, but urgently essential to the preservation of the world’s ancient treasures. Parcak has worked in twelve countries and four continents, using multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery to identify thousands of previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. From there, her stories take us back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans whose traits and genes we share. And she shows us that if we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future. Includes Illustrations

The Past in Perspective

The Past in Perspective
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017
Genre: Fossil hominids
ISBN: 0190275855

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An engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to human prehistory, this text introduces students to the big picture of human evolutionary history, presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution.

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
Author: Michael Shermer
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 903
Release: 2002
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781576076538

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Examines supernatural controversies such as crop circles, the Shroud of Turin, and cold fusion, and provides evidence for and against each phenomenon.

The Archaeology of Native North America

The Archaeology of Native North America
Author: Dean R. Snow,Nancy Gonlin,Peter E. Siegel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-07-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781351588249

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The Archaeology of Native North America presents the ideas, evidence, and debates regarding the initial peopling of the continent by mobile bands of hunters and gatherers and the cultural evolution of their many lines of descent over the ensuing millennia. The emergence of farming, urban centers, and complex political organization paralleled similar developments in other world areas. With the arrival of Europeans to North America and the inevitable clashes of culture, colonizers and colonists were forever changed, which is also represented in the archaeological heritage of the continent. Unlike others, this book includes Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, thus addressing broad regional interactions and the circulation of people, things, and ideas. This edition incorporates results of new archaeological research since the publication of the first edition a decade earlier. Fifty-four new box features highlight selected archaeological sites, which are publicly accessible gateways into the study of North American archaeology. The features were authored by specialists with direct knowledge of the sites and their broad importance. Glossaries are provided at the end of every chapter to clarify specialized terminology. The book is directed to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking survey courses in American archaeology, as well as other advanced readers. It is extensively illustrated and includes citations to sources with their own robust bibliographies, leading diligent readers deeper into the professional literature. The Archaeology of Native North America is the ideal text for courses in North American archaeology.