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Published: 23 December 2019

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190096410

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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries

Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology

Tenth Edition

Kenneth L. Feder

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Tenth 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.

New to this Edition:

  • "The game is afoot": Sherlock Holmes now provides his insights concerning how science proceeds
  • Offers a greatly expanded discussion of logic and science, including the topics of confirmation bias and conspiracy theory
  • Provides updated data on the first hominins; the earliest settlement of the New World, Cahokia; and more to reflect the current archaeological and cultural landscape
  • Includes a new discussion of the grotesque exploitation of human remains by some supporters of the ancient aliens hypothesis, and much more about the frauds and myths that inspired this book