By Alice Beck Kehoe

ISBN-10: 159874061X

ISBN-13: 9781598740615

ISBN-10: 1598740628

ISBN-13: 9781598740622

Atlantis, old astronauts, and pyramid energy. Archaeologists are perennially bombarded with questions about the “mysteries” of the earlier. also they are always addressing extra real looking controversies: origins of the 1st american citizens, the possession of antiquities, and nationwide claims to old territories. Alice Beck Kehoe bargains to introductory scholars a style of comparing and assessing those claims concerning the prior during this reader-friendly, concise textual content. She indicates find out how to use the tools of technological know-how to problem the legitimacy of pseudoscientific proclamations and improve average interpretations on debatable matters. no longer one to turn away from controversy herself, Kehoe takes a few stands—on transpacific migration, shamanism, the Kensington Runestone—which will problem teacher and scholars alike, and foster category discussion.

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