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Controversies in Archaeology

ISBN-10: 1598740628

ISBN-13: 9781598740622

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alice Beck Kehoe

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Atlantis, ancient astronauts, and pyramid power. Archaeologists are perennially bombarded with questions about the amysteriesa of the past. They are also constantly addressing more realistic controversies: origins of the First Americans, the ownership of antiquities, and national claims to historical territories. Alice Beck Kehoe offers to introductory students a method of evaluating and assessing these claims about the past in this reader-friendly, concise text. She shows how to use the methods of science to challenge the legitimacy of pseudoscientific proclamations and develop reasonable interpretations on controversial issues. Not one to shy away from controversy herself, Kehoe takes some stands a on transpacific migration, shamanism, the Kensington Runestoneawhich will challenge instructor and students alike, and foster class discussion.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Past is Today
Scientific Method
Popular Archaeology
America's First Nations and Archaeology
Finding Diversity
Religion and Archaeology
"Diffusion" versus Independent Invention
What People Before Us Could Do: Earlier Technologies
Neandertals, Farmers, Warriors, and Cannibals: Bringing in Biological Data
Competing Theories of Cultural Development
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author