frauds myths and mysteries

Frauds  Myths  And Mysteries
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 290
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Pages: 384
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Frauds, myths, and supposed mysteries about humanity's past are moving targets for anyone committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity. It is important for anyone interested in the human past to know, for example, that there is no evidence for a race of giant human beings in antiquity and no broken shards of laser guns under Egyptian pyramids. Debunking such nonsense is fun and useful in its own way, but more important is the process by which we determine that such claims are bunk. Now published by Oxford University Press, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Ninth Edition, uses interesting--and often humorous--archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. It is not just a book about how we know what isn't true about the human past-it's also about how we know what is true.

Frauds  Myths  And Mysteries
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Pages: 355
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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FRAUDS, MYTHS, AND MYSTERIES is an increasingly indispensable supplementary text that uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science.

Frauds  Myths  And Mysteries  Science And Pseudoscience In Archaeology
Author: Kenneth Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Pages: 416
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Frauds  Myths  And Mysteries
Author: Kenneth Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can use science to learn things about the past. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, this indispensable supplementary text demonstrates how science approaches questions about human antiquity and, in doing so, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

Frauds  Myths  And Mysteries  Science And Pseudoscience In Archaeology
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Pages: 416
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can use science to learn things about the past. By placing wildly inaccurate claims within the context of the scientific method, this indispensable supplementary text demonstrates how science approaches questions about human antiquity and, in doing so, shows where pseudoscience falls short.

The Past In Perspective
Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 546
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Past in Perspective, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to 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. Written in a refreshingly accessible voice, this narrative of human prehistory personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students.

The Skeptic Encyclopedia Of Pseudoscience
Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 903
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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
Author: Trevor Palmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-06-12
Pages: 522
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A readable account of the history of natural disasters throughout history.

Hoax
Author: Edward Steers
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Pages: 242
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.