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  Pseudoarchaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pseudoarchaeology is based on an interpretation of material remains and sites (which may be quite genuine themselves), using criteria that lie outside of a critical, scientific framework.
The term pseudoarchaeology is used by many to refer to those religious perspectives that do not follow the accepted norms of scientific inquiry, such as Creationism, as well as to the pursuit of untestable hypotheses or theories, such as the influence of UFOs or ancient astronauts on past civilizations.
Pseudoarchaeology is most often associated with the investigation of theories generally discounted by scientific investigators, such as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, lost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria, and the idea of direct contact between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pseudoarchaeology   (1446 words)

  
 Pseudoarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The term pseudoarchaeology is used by many to refer to those religious perspectives that do not follow the accepted norms of scientific inquiry, such as Creationism, as well as to the pursuit of untestable hypotheses or theories, such as the influence of UFOss or ancient astronauts on past civilizations.
Pseudoarchaeology includes the investigation of theories generally discounted by scientific investigators, such as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, lost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria, and the idea of direct contact between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya.
Some of the community of so-called "pseudoarchaeology" respond to criticisms by noting that many scientific truths are frequently ridiculed when they are first proposed: they object further to the term "pseudoarchaeology" as being pejorative.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/pseudoarchaeology   (1422 words)

  
 Pseudoarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The term ''pseudoarchaeology'' is used by many to refer to those religious perspectives that do not follow the accepted norms of scientific inquiry, such as Creationism, as well as to the pursuit of untestable hypotheses or theories, such as the influence of unidentified flying objectUFOs or ancient astronauts on past civilizations.
Pseudoarchaeology is most oftend associated with the investigation of theories generally discounted by scientific investigators, such as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, Phantom islandlost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria (continent)Lemuria, and the idea of direct contact between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya civilizationMaya/.
Some of the pseudoarchaeology community respond to criticisms by noting that many scientific truths are frequently ridiculed when they are first proposed: they object further to the term "pseudoarchaeology" as being pejorative and insist that everone censor themselves accordingly.
www.infothis.com /find/Pseudoarchaeology   (1340 words)

  
 Learn more about Pseudoarchaeology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pseudoarchaeology, a form of pseudoscience, refers to the ideologically-driven, usually sensational interpretation of the past outside of a critical, scientific framework.
Pseudoarchaeology includes the investigation of theories generally discarded by scientific investigators, such as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, lost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria, and the idea of direct contact between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya.
Some of the defenders of "pseudoarchaeology" respond to the above criticisms by noting that scientific truths frequently are ridiculed when they are first proposed: they object further to the term "pseudoarchaeology" as being pejorative.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/ps/pseudoarchaeology.html   (505 words)

  
 Pseudoarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The term pseudoarchaeology is used by many to refer those religious perspectives that do not follow accepted norms of scientific inquiry such as Creationism as well as to the pursuit untestable hypotheses or theories such as the of UFOs or ancient astronauts on past civilizations.
Pseudoarchaeology includes the of theories generally discounted by scientific investigators as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat lost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria and the idea of direct contact the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya.
The findings of pseudoarchaeology generally are taken confirm a wide-ranging over-arching general theory which supportive evidence "on the ground." By contrast usual small incremental rewards of genuine historical which often need to be interpreted within historical context before the layman can even that some little progress has actually been rarely appeal to pseudoarchaeology.
www.freeglossary.com /Pseudoarchaeology   (1262 words)

  
 Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pseudoarchaeology is an umbrella term for all activities that claim to be archaeological but in fact violate commonly accepted archaeological practices.
Where looting is prescribed by law it takes place under cover of night, with the metal detector a common instrument used to identify profitable places to dig.
Motivated by a desire to halt looting, curb pseudoarchaeology, and to secure greater public funding and appreciation for their work, archaeologists are mounting public-outreach campaigns.
hallencyclopedia.com /Archaeology   (5537 words)

  
 Archaeological Institute hosts workshop session on Combating Pseudoarchaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tucked in among the fascinating symposia on Greek architecture, ancient iconography, Bronze Age ideology, and Roman sculpture was a workshop titled "Combating Pseudoarchaeology." Organized by Garrett Fagan, assistant professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and history at Penn State University, the session was devoted to the issue of so-called "alternative" prehistory and history.
Along with defining, enumerating, and discussing the many guises of pseudoarchaeology, one of the workshop's aims was to begin a conversation within the archaeological community concerning strategies that might be developed in response to popular but unsubstantiated claims made about the human past.
Pseudoarchaeology, on the other hand, ignores that complexity, proposing simpler--though certainly quite remarkable--scenarios of the human past that present the inconvenient additional problem of having absolutely no evidence in their support.
worldagesarchive.com /Reference_Links/Combating_Pseudoarchaeology.htm   (668 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pseudoarchaeology is an umbrella term for all activities that claim to be archaeological but in fact violate commonly acceptedarchaeological practices.
Motivated by a desire to halt looting, curb pseudoarchaeology, and to secure greater public funding and appreciation for theirwork, archaeologists are mounting public-outreach campaigns.
They seek to stop looting by informing prospective artefactcollectors of the provenance of these goods, and by alerting people who live near archaeological sites of the threat of lootingand the danger that it poses to science and their own heritage.
immune-system-help.com /archaeology/archaeological/archaeologist.html   (4919 words)

  
 archaelogy relations with public and links
Looting of buried treasure is an ancient problem; for instance, many of the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs were looted in antiquity.
Motivated by a desire to halt looting, to curb pseudoarchaeology, and to secure greater public funding for their research, archaeologists are mounting public-outreach campaigns.
They seek to stop looting by informing prospective artifact collectors of the provenance of these goods, and by alerting people who live near archaeological sites of the threat of looting and the danger that it poses to science.
www.findthelinks.com /science/archaelogy_public.htm   (1948 words)

  
 Introduction to Archaeology: Kinds of Archaeology
Besides sunken watercraft, there is everything else imaginable underwater, from silted-in ports and docks to lost cities submerged during floods or earthquakes to prehistoric camps drowned after the end of the Ice Age when the glaciers melted and sea level rose.
Pseudoarchaeology is a term given to non-scientific accounts based on real or imagined evidence.
Think of the pseudoarchaeology of Erik Van Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods and other books, which claim that ancient astronauts arrived to teach people how to build pyramids and so on.
www.indiana.edu /~swasey/matrix/ia/ia03_mod_02.html   (1075 words)

  
 Kevin J. Vaughn's Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The topic of pseudoarchaeology is a very broad one as the subject affects most archaeologists in one way or another.
I have designed this class to cover some of the most "popular" pseudoarchaeologies (one of which is in my own area of expertise - Nasca) in some detail - especially because the intensive nature of summer sessions allows for it.
Feder takes on the world of pseudoarchaeology from the perspective of archaeology as an objective science, and he evaluates numerous pseudoarchaeological claims from extraterrestrials and monuments, to the discovery of the New World to famous archaeological hoaxes.
www.plu.edu /~vaughnkj/250_syllabus.htm   (1571 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Pseudoarchaeology
Pseudoarchaeology is most oftend associated with the investigation of theories generally discounted by scientific investigators, such as the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, lost continents such as Atlantis or Lemuria, and the idea of direct contact between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Maya.
Religious groups may engage in pseudoarcheology in order to legitimize some present-day action.
Some of the pseudoarchaeology community respond to criticisms by noting that many scientific truths are frequently ridiculed when they are first proposed: they object further to the term "pseudoarchaeology" as being pejorative and insist that everyone censor themselves accordingly.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Pseudoarchaeology   (1465 words)

  
 Biblical Archeology, Bible And Archeology
Postprocessualism is a valid branch of archaeology that looks skeptically on claims to scientific impartiality, but it does not conclude that these methods should be entirely dispensed with and forgotten.
His endeavors were widely seen as pseudoarchaeology by his contemporaries, taking
Looting of buried treasure is an ancient problem; for instance, many of the tombs of the Egyptian
www.biblicalarcheology.net /Introduction/IntroArch.html   (3386 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ararat anomaly
The Ararat Anomaly is a name given by Noah's Ark researchers and conspiracy theorists to some interpretations of aerial photographs of Mount Ararat.
Vessel-shaped features interpreted in aerial photographs of Ararat have caused a stir in some sections of the United States population since the late 1950s (see pseudoarchaeology).
An object was first spotted and pictured by US Air Force photo reconnaissance plane on a secret mission in 1949.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ararat_anomaly   (246 words)

  
 Jobs in Archaeology and CRM plus archaeology field schools and books - Archaeology.HomePage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pseudoarchaeology was indeed an accurate description of much of the amateur archaeology in the 19th century?
Looting of buried treasure is an ancient problem; for instance, many of the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs?
Levels are taken on features and sometimes artefacts in order to determine their positions in three dimensions.
www.shovelbums.org /public/collective-knowledge/pmwiki.php/Archaeology   (5126 words)

  
 Red Sea on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Biblical pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish professor of medicine.(The Exodus Case: A Scientific Examination of the Exodus Story--And a Deep Look into the Red Sea)(Book Review)
The feasibility of enhancing red sea urchin, strongylocentrotus franciscanus, stocks in California: an analysis of the options.
Tourists sunbathing and having lunch on the seashore of the Red Sea at the tourist village of Rafi NELSON.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/R/RedS1ea.asp   (812 words)

  
 Pseudoscience in Cyberspace
Like Reece, Holeman was under the spell of pseudoarchaeology until he visited an alleged Massachusetts "monolith with indecipherable hieroglyphs" described in von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods.
It turned out to be a weathered boulder bearing a commemorative plaque that identified it as a Portuguese monument.
As the popularity of Ma'at demonstrates, the hunger for reliable archaeological information and reasoned historical discussion is out there.
www.archaeology.org /0305/etc/web.html   (1058 words)

  
 SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology || Teachers Start Here
The website is divided into three main areas: Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology and Sea of Bias.
The overall layout is appealing to students but the dense text, the level of language, and the tongue-in-cheek style may prove challenging.
They then navigate their sections and make notes to share with their classmates who explored different sections.
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/museum/teachers/sections/02_adventure.html   (271 words)

  
 Cornelius Holtorf: The Education Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It causes professional archaeologists much headache when alternative, non-scientific accounts, approaches or representations of their field and profession appear to master more public interest and command larger audiences than their own.
The underlying concern is that people get a wrong image, for example because of the ”seductions of pseudoarchaeology” and the ”lure of bogus archaeology”, as Archaeology Magazine recently titled a cover story (May/June 2003).
All archaeologists seem to be able to do is invite the journalists back and ”hope for the best”, as one frustrated colleague wrote in a message to an archaeological discussion group in 2003.
traumwerk.stanford.edu:3455 /populararchaeology/53?view=print   (1449 words)

  
 Skeptical Inquirer: Biblical pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish professor of medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Skeptical Inquirer: Biblical pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish professor of medicine
Biblical pseudoarchaeology by a Swedish professor of medicine
Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Furl.net.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2843/is_6_28/ai_n6361837   (1109 words)

  
 Imagine - Archaeology and its enemies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Young writes, "Bad science is not only proliferating on television but also in print and on the web, as other reports [in this issue]...
Fagan has found that fans of pseudoarchaeology will tell him, quite simply, that they are not attracted to his style of story-telling.
There is much that Westerners can learn about, and learn from, the world of Islam.
www.danbyrnes.com.au /lostworlds/features/imagine.htm   (4172 words)

  
 Long Shrift
Most likely, Voynich's book will remain in limbo forever.
Some of the defenders of "pseudoarchaeology" respond to the above criticisms by noting that scientific truths frequently are ridiculed when they are first proposed.
The difference is that some scientific "truths" will be ridiculed when proposed the second time, the third time, the fourth time...
long-shrift.blogspot.com   (1138 words)

  
 Lost Tribes, etc. Course Outline
You should also do a World Wide Web search on the topic, probably using the Altavista search engine at http://www.altavista.digital.com because it also searches newsgroups and as well as full texts of web sites.
Examine the topic according to the brief page criteria, and prepare a 3-5 page brief on the topic.
For briefs that are of quality, we will edit them and put them on the Pseudoarchaeology Web Site, credited to you.
www.usd.edu /anth/courses/lost/losttrib.htm   (955 words)

  
 True or False
Archaeology commonly became associated with buried treasure and royal tombs following the discovery of Tutankhaman's tomb.
Research of the kind described as pseudoarchaeology requires detailed, meticulously-gathered information.
Most of prehistory extends up to the time of written records.
wps.prenhall.com /hss_fagan_worldpbrief_6/0,9620,1580768-content,00.utf8.html   (200 words)

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