Folk Archaeology in Anthropological Perspective

@article{Michlovic1990FolkAI,
  title={Folk Archaeology in Anthropological Perspective},
  author={Michael G. Michlovic},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1990},
  volume={31},
  pages={103 - 107}
}
  • M. Michlovic
  • Published 1 February 1990
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
Criticizing a variety of popular approaches to the past that violate professional canon, archaeologists claim the high ground, moral as well as scholarly. The collection of folk ideas in question, variously referred to as "cult archaeology" (Cole I980, Harrold and Eve I987a), "pseudoarchaeology" (Engler I987), and "fantastic archaeology" (S. Williams I987), include transoceanic voyages, sunken continents, lost kingdoms, forgotten languages rediscovered through hitherto unrecognized inscriptions… 
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