Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries
  • Release Date : 20 September 1996
  • Publisher : Mayfield Publishing Company
  • Genre : Archaeology
  • Pages : 290 pages
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015027496986
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Download or read book entitled Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries by author: Kenneth L. Feder which was release on 20 September 1996 and published by Mayfield Publishing Company with total page 290 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

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