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Archaeological Myth & Mystery

This course introduces students to the myths, mysteries, frauds, and fantasies of archaeology and the human past, such as Atlantis, alien visitations, Stonehenge, pyramids, astronomical alignments, pre-Columbian visits to the North American continent, anachronistic artifacts, and outright hoaxes. These claims - some real, some false, some misunderstood, some intriguing - will be examined closely to see how well the explanations use evidence and how valid the assumptions are that uphold them. Students will learn how to critically evaluate these claims in their empirical, political, historical, and cultural contexts as well as try to understand the agendas, personalities, motives, and politics behind some o f the more unsupportable claims. Students my not receive credit for both ANTH 230 and

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 6121 MWF
13:00 - 13:50
Silliman,Stephen W Y02-2110
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/06/2016
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 34
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
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Course Attributes: Distributrion Area : Social & Behavorial Sciences