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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology Paperback – April 15, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0078035074 ISBN-10: 0078035074 Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 8 edition (April 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078035074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078035074
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Feder obtained his B.A. in anthropology in 1973 from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He obtained his M.A. in anthropology in 1975 from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. from the same institution in 1982. He has taught in the Department of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University since 1977 where he is now a full professor. His primary research interests include the archaeology of the native peoples of New England and the analysis of public perceptions about the human past. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project, a long-term investigation of the prehistory of the Farmington River Valley. He is the author and co-author of several books including: Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (with Michael Park; now in its fifth edition; McGraw-Hill); Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (about to appear in its seventh edition; McGraw-Hill); The Past In Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory (about to appear in its fifth edition; Oxford University Press); and Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology (now in its second edition; Oxford University Press). Finally, he is the author of A Village of Outcasts: Historical Archaeology and Documentary Research at the Lighthouse Site (Mayfield Publishing). When he's not digging in the dirt or writing books, he likes to hang out with his one wife, two kids, and four very bad cats.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mastiff on May 14, 2013
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I became aware of Dr. Feder when I heard him on the Monster Talk podcast. I figured that someone who was so enjoyable to listen to must be just as enjoyable to read, and I was right. Dr. Feder accomplishes 2 things with this book, first he addresses some of the most common stories and legends that impact his area of scholarship, second he teaches readers how to think critically and to evaluate new and different claims. Before I purchased this book I read reviews of his previous edition. Frequently the reviewers were upset that Dr. Feder had not addressed their pet theory abt a particular claim. For those of you who have read them as well, let not your heart be troubled. Of course Dr. Feder cannot address every single claim abt Atlantis or aliens or giants. He picks the most common claims and then applies a very simple critical method to explain why they are unsupported in the archaeological record. This technique can be easily applied by the reader to any pet theory that he left out. Dr. Feder made no definitive statements without citing to not only scientific consensus but to either the absence of physical evidence for or the abundance of physical evidence against the various issues he presents. One unique thing that Dr. Feder does not do is that he does not get beyond his skill set. Although he may refer to other issues that people should be skeptical of he does not address them the way he does archaeological issues.
The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is that I wish it was longer. Viewed as a text book it is probably the easiest to read and most accessible text book I have ever bought. It reads quickly and Dr. Feder avoids complicated explanations and jargon and by the end I wanted more to read.
The book is not cheap but I do believe that I got my money's worth.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dbp428 on August 18, 2014
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BEWARE: This book will not work in Windows 8 Kindle reader! It will not allow being sent to the device from the drop down list of readers I have. And even though it shows in my Windows 8 Kindle reader... it shows the message "Title Not Available
This title in not available on Kindle for Windows 8." when clicking it and trying to open it. I have another College text book and it will not load on Windows 8 either. I called Amazon directly but they have not gotten back to me yet with and answer.
It works in Windows 7 and on a Nexus 7 Android tablet just fine.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By 17outof8 on August 22, 2014
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Ok easy read
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