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Spooky archaeology : myth and the science of the past

Author: Jeb J Card
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Card, Jeb J.
Spooky archaeology.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017053368
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeb J Card
ISBN: 9780826359667 0826359663 0826359655 9780826359650
OCLC Number: 1030028170
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Time, memory, and myth : the foundations of spooky archaeology --
Supernatural relics --
Occulted archaeologists --
Hieroglyphs, magic, and mummies --
Myth and protohistory --
The creation of a lost continent --
Relic hunters and haunted museums --
Time detectives and international intrigue --
Digging up witches and murder --
Cthulhu and cosmic mythology --
The revenge of alternative archaeology.
Responsibility: Jeb J. Card.

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By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters.  Read more...

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"An excellent look at why we have romanticized this one science more than other fields of study. . . . It's an outstandingly interesting subject, which has been well thought out by Card, excellently Read more...

 
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