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Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Mayfield Publishing Company
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Frauds  Myths  and Mysteries Book
Author : Feder
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996-10
ISBN : 9781559347341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ancient America

Ancient America Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-11-17
ISBN : 144226313X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

Lessons from the Past Ancient Knowledge Contemporary Issues

Lessons from the Past  Ancient Knowledge  Contemporary Issues Book
Author : Ken Feder
Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing
Release : 2013-08-05
ISBN : 9781621312253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The anthology "Lessons from the Past" challenges the assumption that archaeology is little more than telling interesting stories about the past. Instead, the book details a variety of ways in which archaeological data and analysis can provide important insights concerning issues facing the world today. "Lessons from the Past" presents articles and case studies showing how archaeological methodology can serve communities of the descendants of excavated sites, and how the study of ancient ways of life can help reveal the origins of modern problems including climate change, hunger, and oppression and may even suggest some solutions. The book demonstrates how archaeology can contribute to solving historical mysteries, and the ways in which forensic archaeology can be used to help solve present-day crimes. "Lessons from the Past" is perhaps the first reader in the field to demonstrate the practical value of archaeology. By introducing readers to the diverse ways archaeology can be interesting, relevant, and even entertaining, the book serves as a valuable pedagogical tool for those teaching introductory courses in the discipline. Kenneth Feder holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, and is a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University. He writes extensively in the field, and is noted for his criticism of pseudo-archaeology in the books "Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archeology" and "Encyclopedia of Dubious Archeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum." He has appeared on the National Geographic Channel and the BBC, and is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Dr. Feder is also the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project.

Workbook for use with Medical Insurance

Workbook for use with Medical Insurance Book
Author : Cynthia Newby,Joanne Valerius,Nenna Bayes,Janet Seggern
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-01-12
ISBN : 9780077364335
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, this indispensable supplementary text uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. Examples of fantastic findings support the carefully, logically, and entertainingly described flaws in the purported evidence. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries demonstrates how science approaches fascinating questions about human antiquity and, in so doing, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

The Florida Anthropologist

The Florida Anthropologist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.

Human Antiquity An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Human Antiquity  An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Book
Author : Kenneth Feder,Michael Park
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release : 2006-07-24
ISBN : 9780073041964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. Human Antiquity offers an absorbing, straightforward explanation of human origins and evolution by thoroughly integrating physical anthropology and archaeology. Co-authors Kenneth Feder and Michael Park combine the ideas, methods, and knowledge from both biological anthropology and archaeology into a unified effort: Feder is an archeologist who conducts surveys, excavations, and analyses to understand the native inhabitants of New England; Park is a biological anthropologist interested in the application of evolutionary theory to the biological history of our species.

The Past in Perspective

The Past in Perspective Book
Author : Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780190059934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, eighth edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture"--the grand sweep of human evolutionary history--presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Feder's unique, refreshing, and accessible narrative personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students. Using a consistent chapter format--"Prelude, Chronicle, Issues and Debates, Messages from the Past, and Case Study Close-up"--Feder helps students master both what we know and what is still debated about the complex story of the human past.NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew and updated material on cutting-edge technology, such as remote imaging of archaeological landscapesUpdated research on Stonehenge and Göbekli TepeNew sections on the use of lidar in mapping the Maya and the prevalence and role of human sacrifice among the AztecsNew discussions of the Gini coefficient in calculating the degree of economic inequality that characterizes ancient complex societies, and death, wealth, status, and power in Chaco Canyon and Cahokia.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience Book
Author : Michael Shermer
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1576076539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Perilous Planet Earth

Perilous Planet Earth Book
Author : Trevor Palmer,Robert N. Brandon
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003-06-12
ISBN : 9780521819282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A readable account of the history of natural disasters throughout history.

The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hoax

Hoax Book
Author : Edward Steers
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2013-04-01
ISBN : 0813141605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus of Nazareth's burial cloth survived the ages? Can the shocking true account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination be found in lost pages from his murderer's diary? Napoleon famously observed that "history is a set of lies agreed upon," and Edward Steers Jr. investigates six of the most amazing frauds ever to gain wide acceptance in this engrossing book. Hoax examines the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin, perhaps the most hotly debated relic in all of Christianity, and the fossils purported to confirm humanity's "missing link," the Piltdown Man. Steers also discusses two remarkable forgeries, the Hitler diaries and the "Oath of a Freeman," and famous conspiracy theories alleging that Franklin D. Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that the details of Lincoln's assassination are recorded in missing pages from John Wilkes Booth's journal. The controversies that Steers presents show that there are two major factors involved in the success of a hoax or forgery -- greed and the desire to believe. Though all of the counterfeits and conspiracies featured in Hoax have been scientifically debunked, some remain fixed in many people's minds as truth. As Steers points out, the success of these frauds highlights a disturbing fact: If true history fails to entertain the public, it is likely to be ignored or forgotten.

The Review of Archaeology

The Review of Archaeology Book
Author : Frederick Hadleigh West,Constance F. West
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations

Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations Book
Author : Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. Cambridge Conference
Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collection of quirky papers from the second Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Catastrophists' Convention held in Cambridge in 1997. The papers bring together thoughts from a wide range of disciplines - physics, astronomy, archaeology, geology, and anthropology - and from around the world. Amos Nur (Stanford University) explains how the collapse of Bronze Age civilisation can be related to a 50-year-long earthquake storm; Gunnar Heinsohn (Universitat Bremen) argues that Bronze Age ritual and blood sacrifice was a response to living in catastrophic times; and Mark E. Bailey (Armagh Observatory) presents a review of recent findings and historical implications in the study of Near-Earth Objects.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Book
Author : Emily Ann Schultz,Robert H. Lavenda
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781559348591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Cultural Anthropology book written by Emily Ann Schultz,Robert H. Lavenda, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology Book
Author : Lawrence A. Kuznar
Publisher : Altamira Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A strong advocate for anthropology as a science, Lawrence Kuznar reviews the recent challenges to this ideology from creationists and "scientific" racists on one side and postmodernists, marxists and feminists on the other. Moreover, Kuznar provides a brief review of anthropology as a science, summarizes major theoretical works in anthropology and other fields on the science/humanism debate, and offers several important case examples from cultural anthropology and archaeology showing science in action. An interesting, provocative book for anthropologists and ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate classes in theory and method."--BOOK JACKET.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Book
Author : Raymond Scupin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on both classic and recent research in the field, this introduction to anthropology integrates an historical and global approach with the ethnographic data available from around the world. It reflects the understanding of social and cultural changes based on the relationships among different types of societies. It aims to demonstrate the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, but also shows how humans everywhere are fundamentally similar.

People of the Earth

People of the Earth Book
Author : Brian M. Fagan
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Taking readers on a fascinating journey through the 7-million-year-old landscape of the human past, this internationally renowned book provides a narrative account of human prehistory from the earliest times up to the earliest civilizations.Written in a jargon-free, easily accessible style, the Eleventh Edition is designed to show how today's diverse humanity developed biologically and culturally over millions of years against a background of constant climatic change. Exploring all areas of the world evenly and covering all periods of prehistory from human origins to the appearance of literate civilizations, this book highlights recent discoveries, new archaeological methodologies, and the latest theories of human biological and cultural evolution.For professionals with a career or interest in anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, or education.

The Davenport Conspiracy Revisited

The Davenport Conspiracy Revisited Book
Author : Marshall Bassford McKusick
Publisher : Iowa State Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientific Skepticism

Scientific Skepticism Book
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Release : 2013-09
ISBN : 9781230584614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Brights movement, List of topics characterized as pseudoscience, Radiocarbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin, Project Alpha, Independent Investigations Group, False balance, Pseudoskepticism, The New Inquisition, Psychosocial hypothesis, Anomalistics, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, The Great Tantra Challenge. Excerpt: Connection Timeout The Shroud of Turin has undergone numerous scientific tests, the most notable of which is radiocarbon dating, in an attempt to determine the relic's authenticity. In 1988, researchers at three separate laboratories dated samples from the Shroud to a range of 1260-1390 CE, providing "conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval." This appears compatible with the earliest record of the relic's existence (1353). Once generally accepted by the scientific community by those who consider the shroud to be inauthentic, and by some members of the Catholic Church, these results have since been questioned in peer-reviewed journals by Raymond Rogers in Thermochimica Acta and by M.Sue Benford and Joseph G. Marino in Chemistry Today. Criticisms have been raised about aspects of the study as doubts were raised regarding the original nature of the sample that was taken for testing, not the quality of the radiocarbon testing itself. New experimental techniques for radio-carbon dating, which required lower quantities of source material, prompted the Catholic Church to found the Shroud of Turin Research Project (S.Tu.R.P.), assigned to a group of about 30 scientists of various religious faiths, including atheists. The idea of scientifically dating the shroud had first been proposed in the 1960s, but permission had been refused because the procedure would have required the sampling of too much fabric and cloth (almost 0.05 sq m ...