Archaeological Oddities: A Field Guide to Forty Claims of Lost Civilizations, Ancient Visitors, and Other Strange Sites in North America

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Did ancient civilizations in America have visitors from beyond our world? Did the Lost Tribes of Israel have contact with ancient Native Americans? Did a group of Roman Jews live in Tucson, Arizona, over a thousand years ago? Books and TV shows and movies and articles abound with stories like these, but there certainly is reason to be skeptical.

Archaeologist and author Kenneth L. Feder has written several books about ancient sites and, in this book, takes on forty places that have interesting but strange stories that stretch credulity. He tells the story of the place, how it was discovered, what artifacts were found and in what condition and circumstances, who was involved and what their motive might have been to create the find, why there is skepticism, and how to find and visit the site now. Since he is a highly educated archaeologist, Feder is able to debunk this stories handily. He is an accomplished writer with a lively writing style and a wonderful sense of humor exemplified by the “Fake-o-meter” included in many of the chapters. Wonderful photographs support the writing and help to make this an absolutely fascinating book. Don’t miss this one.


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Author Kenneth L. Feder
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 312 pages
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish Date 2019-Feb-15
ISBN 9781538105962
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Issue March 2019
Category History
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