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    DescriptionThis edited volume examines the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology from a variety of perspectives. The engaging and stimulating essays, written by a diverse group of scholars, scientists and writers, explore issues including: the differences between real and pseudoarchaeology pseudoarchaeology's increasing popularity and how the media, especially TV, has contributed to this the warping of genuine archaeology to fit national and other agendas pseudoarchaeology's potential risk to the genuine academic field of archaeology. Including case studies such as the supposedly mystical Maya, Nazi pseudoarchaeology, ancient pseudohistory in modern India, and surveys of esoteric Egypt, this fascinating text will appeal to students of archaeology and ancient history as well as being of interest to the general reader.


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    Title
    Archaeological Fantasies
    Subtitle
    How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Garrett G. Fagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415305938
    ISBN 10: 0415305934
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000, SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    DC22: 930/.01, 930.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CC175.F345
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CC175 .A7155 2006
    Thema V1.0: NK, PDR
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables, 7 black & white halftones, 17 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    15 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The Phenomenon. Introduction: An Epistemology of Archaeology 1. Diagnosing Pseudoarchaeology 2. The Attraction of Non-Rational Archaeological Hypotheses: The Individual and Sociological Factors 3. Sceptics, Fence-Sitters, and True Believers: Student Acceptance of an Improbable Prehistory 4. Memoirs of a True Believer Part 2: Five Case Studies 5. Esoteric Egypt 6. The Mystique of the Ancient Maya 7. Pseudoarchaeology and Nationalism: Essentializing Difference 8. Archaeology and the Politics of Origins: The Search for Pyramids in Greece 9. Rama's Realm: Indocentric Rewritings of Early South Asian Archaeology and History Part 3: Pseudoarchaeology in its Wider Context 10. The Atlantean Box 11. The Colonization of the Past and the Pedagogy of the Future 12. Pseudoscience and Post-Modernism: Antagonists or Fellow-Travellers? 13. Concluding Observations