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Title Spooky archaeology [electronic resource] : myth and the science of the past / Jeb J. Card.
Author Card, Jeb J.
Publication Info. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018.

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-eBook Academic Collection - North America    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Time, memory, and myth : the foundations of spooky archaeology -- Supernatural relics -- Occulted archaeologists -- Hieroglyphs, magic, and mummies -- Myth and protohistory -- The creation of a lost continent -- Relic hunters and haunted museums -- Time detectives and international intrigue -- Digging up witches and murder -- Cthulhu and cosmic mythology -- The revenge of alternative archaeology.
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Summary "Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters. In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J. Card follows a trail of clues left by adventurers and professional archaeologists that guides the reader through haunted museums, mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of a lost continent that never existed, and deep into an investigation of magic and murder. Card unveils how and why archaeology continues to mystify and why there is an ongoing fascination with exotic artifacts and eerie practices"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Parapsychology and archaeology.
Historical archaeology.
Added Author eBook Academic Collection - North America
Related To Print version: Card, Jeb J., author. Spooky archaeology Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018 9780826359650 (DLC) 2017053368
ISBN 9780826359667 (E-book)
9780826359650 (printed case : alk. paper)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0001993020
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