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Archaeological fantasies : how pseudoarchaeology misrepresents the past and misleads the public

Author: Garrett G Fagan
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital print., [Nachdr. der Ausg.] London 2006View all editions and formats
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Examines the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology from various perspectives. This title explores issues such as: the differences between real and pseudoarchaeology, pseudoarchaeology's popularity and how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett G Fagan
ISBN: 9780415305938 0415305926 9780415305921 0415305934
OCLC Number: 650811564
Description: XIX, 417 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: Part 1: The Phenomenon. Introduction: An Epistemology of Archaeology 1. Diagnosing Pseudoarchaeology 2. The Attraction of Non-Rational Archaeological Hypotheses: The Individual and Sociological Factors 3. Sceptics, Fence-Sitters, and True Believers: Student Acceptance of an Improbable Prehistory 4. Memoirs of a True Believer Part 2: Five Case Studies 5. Esoteric Egypt 6. The Mystique of the Ancient Maya 7. Pseudoarchaeology and Nationalism: Essentializing Difference 8. Archaeology and the Politics of Origins: The Search for Pyramids in Greece 9. Rama's Realm: Indocentric Rewritings of Early South Asian Archaeology and History Part 3: Pseudoarchaeology in its Wider Context 10. The Atlantean Box 11. The Colonization of the Past and the Pedagogy of the Future 12. Pseudoscience and Post-Modernism: Antagonists or Fellow-Travellers? 13. Concluding Observations
Responsibility: ed. by Garrett G. Fagan.

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