ANTHRARC 285 - Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology examines interpretations of archaeological remains popular in the media but that archaeologists view as fringe or "pseudoscientific" ideas. We focus particularly on claims that cultural achievements by indigenous peoples are a consequence of contact with superior beings, such as "more advanced" civilizations and even extra-terrestrials. We will examine the logical flaws and problematic evidence used to support these claims, along with the racist assumptions that underlie them. The goal of this course is for students to learn critical thinking skills that will enable them to assess popular interpretations of archaeological remains in the future. The course format is lecture and discussion sections. Evaluations are based on section exercises, participation, and two exams. The textbook is Kenneth L. Feder's Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries (5th edition). Students will also read websites and articles available on ctools to supplement the text.

ANTHRARC 285 - Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
 
11250
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
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11251
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
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11252
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
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11253
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
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11254
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
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11255
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
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21389
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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