Friday, March 6, 2015

A quick shout out to all the people who came out tonight for the Fantastic Archaeology: Florida Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries lecture at Brevard Museum of Science and Natural History! Special thanks to the Florida Historical Society and Florida Historical Society Archaeology Institute for the invitation and including me in celebrating Florida Archaeology Month

I'm told the lecture and slides will be available on YouTube by the museum, so check their website and social media for updates. But to tide you over in the mean time, here are a few resources for more information. Practice skepticism every day! And if you ever have questions about something you see in the news, give me a holler and I'll help research from my end if it's authentic archaeology, or fantastic archaeology.

Slide from presentation featuring artwork by Theodore Morris.

Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries:  Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology.
Kenneth Feder

Demon Haunted World
Carl Sagan

Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Site of North American Prehistory
Stephen Williams

Cult Archaeology and Creationism
Francis B. Harrold and Raymond A. Eve (editors)

Inauthentic Archaeologies:PublicUses and Abuses of the Past
Troy Lovata

Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins

Roger Lewin


Baloney Detection Kit (Michael Shermer citing Carl Sagan)

Larry Zimmerman On the Wild (but funny!) Side of Archaeology (slide presentation)

*Both syllabuses contain a wealth of books, articles, and more up to date resources

Have a favorite resource you don't see?  PLEASE post below!

Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
Image: slide from Fantastic Archaeology presentation featuring artwork courtesy of Theodore Morris

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