Irrationality and Popular Archaeology

@article{Feder1984IrrationalityAP,
  title={Irrationality and Popular Archaeology},
  author={Kenneth L. Feder},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  year={1984},
  volume={49},
  pages={525 - 541}
}
  • K. Feder
  • Published 1 July 1984
  • Sociology
  • American Antiquity
An important aspect of archaeology is communicating the significance of data and research results to a fascinated, although often uninformed public. However, on the basis of book sales, newspaper coverage, television programming, and film presentations, it would seem that the public is inordinately fascinated by the more extreme, speculative, and often pseudoscientific claims made by those purporting to use archaeological data. Through questionnaires distributed to undergraduate students and to… 

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