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Lost city, found pyramid : understanding alternative archaeologies and pseudoscientific practices

Author: Jeb J Card; David S Anderson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lost City, Found Pyramid delves into the fascinating world of sensational "pseudoarchaeology," from perennial discoveries of lost pyramids or civilizations to contemporary ghost-hunting and reality TV. It examines how nonscientific pursuit of myths and legends warps both public perceptions of archaeology and of human history itself. A collection of twelve engaging and insightful essays, Lost City, Found Pyramid  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeb J Card; David S Anderson
ISBN: 9780817319113 0817319115
OCLC Number: 930257071
Description: viii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Alternatives and pseudosciences: a history of archaeological engagement with extraordinary claims / Jeb J. Card and David S. Anderson --
Steampunk inquiry: a comparative vivisection of discovery pseudosciences / Jeb J. Card --
Part I. Case studies in alternative constructions of the past: methods, ideologies, and practitioners --
The Lost White City of the Honduras: discovered again (and again) / Christopher Begley --
Witches, shamans, and looters: alternative uses and contemporary ritual reuse of archaeological remains in the north-central coast of Peru / Stacy Dunn --
Black Olmecs and White Egyptians: a parable for professional archaeological responses to pseudoarchaeology / David S. Anderson --
Creationist history-making: producing a heterodox past / James S. Bielo --
Creating pyramids: participation, performance, and pseudoarchaeology in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Tera C. Pruitt --
Part II. How archaeologists should or should not engage with pseudoarchaeology --
The central Australian face: a study of archaeological responses to a pseudoarchaeological claim / Denis Gojak --
The proliferation of pseudoarchaeology through "reality" television programming / Evan A. Parker --
Lessons learned from lost civilizations / Kenneth L. Feder, Terry Barnhart, Deborah A. Bolnick, and Bradley T. Lepper --
Ghost hunting as archaeology: archaeology as ghost hunting / April M. Beisaw --
Answering pseudoarchaeology / Kenneth L. Feder.
Responsibility: edited by Jeb J. Card and David S. Anderson.

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