Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory

Fantastic Archaeology The Wild Side of North American Prehistory A cheerful and delightful excursion into the realms of fraud hucksterism wretched excess and wishful thinking From Indiana Jones to Lost Atlantis from mysticism to Mu Williams reviews the colorfu

  • Title: Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory
  • Author: Stephen Williams
  • ISBN: 9780812213126
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • A cheerful and delightful excursion into the realms of fraud, hucksterism, wretched excess, and wishful thinking From Indiana Jones to Lost Atlantis, from mysticism to Mu, Williams reviews the colorful characters and misguided theories which have excited the public, and exasperated mainstream archaeologists Michael Crichton

    Fantastic Archaeology The Wild Side of North American Prehistory Fantastic Archaeology The Wild Side of North American Prehistory Stephen Williams on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The landscape of the nineteenth century, Williams asserts, is dotted with fakes, frauds, and humbugs whose fantastic claims of purported findings would make even P T Barnum blush In Fantastic Archaeology Pseudoarchaeology Pseudoarchaeology also known as alternative archaeology, fringe archaeology, fantastic archaeology, or cult archaeology refers to interpretations of the past from outside of the archaeological science community, which reject the accepted datagathering and analytical methods of the discipline. Fantastic Archaeology The Wild Side of North American Prehistory by Stephen Williams Fantastic Archaeology The Wild Side of North American Prehistory . Rating details Ratings Reviews A cheerful and delightful excursion into the realms of Stephen Williams archaeologist Fantastic Archaeology Williams is best known as the author of Fantastic Archaeology and a course at Harvard based on the same material a critical examination of pseudoarchaeological claims such as Atlantis, Mu, fringe related pre Columbian trans Fantastic Archaeology When you are unfamiliar with the culture, you can just about make anything you want to out of the images, but you are decidedly not practicing science Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, . FANTASTIC ARCHAEOLOGY University of South Florida Fantastic Archaeology is also about how archaeologists know things, and how to properly evaluate archaeological and scientific evidence before drawing conclusions The skills in critical thinking that will be emphasized in this course have many practical applications beyond archaeology, both in the business world and in every day life. Syllabus and Course Schedule Skeptic fantastic ideas in all areas of science will eventually be accepted Keep in mind that most, if not all of the current explanations in Archaeology were rejected and considered fantastic. Fantastic Archaeology YouTube Mar , FHSAI Lecture Series March , A talk by Sarah Miller entitled Fantastic Archaeology Florida Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries. FANTASTIC ARCHAEOLOGY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE SMU The category of Fantastic Archaeology includes reconstructions of the human past which do not follow the accepted rules of evidence and argument, but which assert that they have scientific support, use science terminology, or claim scientific validity. Stephen Williams, Fantastic Archaeology The Wold Side of Stephen Williams, Fantastic Archaeology The Wold Side of North American Prehistory John L Sorenson Follow this and additional works at This Review is brought to you for free and open access by the All Journals at BYU ScholarsArchive It has been accepted for inclusion in Review of

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    • Mike says:

      Williams' book delivers pretty much exactly what the title promises: a survey of cranks, hoaxes, and misconceptions in the archeology of North America. He tiptoes around a bit when it comes to the Mormon "revelations" but for the most part pulls no punches. He's as charitable as he can be when it comes to amateurs and the victims of hoaxes, but uses humor and dry ridicule a lot and keeps things entertaining. We meet a series of fascinating characters, as well some really repugnant frauds and opp [...]

    • Paul Franco says:

      Not having any work to do at home, I wanted to immerse myself in the long pseudo-novel I’m writing, but got sidetracked by a book called FANTASTIC ARCHAEOLOGY: the Wild Side of North American Prehistory.From “Chariots of the Gods?” to Atlantis, from religion to “psychic” archaeology, from Viking runes to Indiana Jones (book’s too old for Lara Croft), this is the funniest and most entertaining debunking in the history of skepticism.I particularly like an analogy the writer used to des [...]

    • DoctorM says:

      A wonderful account of the underside of North American archaeology--- frauds and delusionaries, visionaries and con men, Phoenicians in Kansas, Vikings in Minnesota, Africans in the Yucatan, Canaanites in Nebraska. This is a well-crafted and dryly witty account of the kind of archaeology that seems (alas!) to have corrupted History Channel, but says so much about the dreams, hopes, needs, and scams of 19th-c. America.

    • Valerie says:

      I read this for my Archaeology program.

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