Archaeological Oddities

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

Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538105977

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This book is an offbeat field guide for sites in North America that reflect the rejection of the facts of prehistory and history. They are the physical equivalents of "fake news" about America's ancient past. Feder provides an entertaining summary forty sites along with the practical information you’ll need to visit these fun and fascinating sites.
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Of Odysseys and Oddities

Scales and Modes of Interaction Between Prehistoric Aegean Societies and their Neighbours

Author: Barry Molloy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702343

Category: History

Page: 400

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Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The 17 contributions reflect on tensions at the core of how we consider interaction in archaeology, particularly the motivations and mechanisms leading to social and material encounters or displacements. Linked to this are the ways we conceptualise spatial and social entities in past societies (scales) and how we learn about who was actively engaged in interaction and how and why they were (modes). The papers provide a broad chronological, spatial and material range but, taken together, they critically address many of the ways that scales and modes of interaction are considered in archaeological discourse. Ultimately, the intention is to foreground material culture analysis in the development of the arguments presented within this volume, informed, but not driven, by theoretical positions.
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Unnatural Phenomena

A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America

Author: Jerome Clark,John Clark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074307

Category: Reference

Page: 369

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Organized geographically, Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America explores the history of natural phenomena in virtually every U.S. state.
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Adventures in the Orgasmatron

How the Sexual Revolution Came to America

Author: Christopher Turner

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142996748X

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Well before the 1960s, a sexual revolution was under way in America, led by expatriated European thinkers who saw a vast country ripe for liberation. In Adventures in the Orgasmatron, Christopher Turner tells the revolution's story—an illuminating, thrilling, often bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression. Central to the narrative is the orgone box—a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool. A person who sat in the box, it was thought, could elevate his or her "orgastic potential." The box was the invention of Wilhelm Reich, an outrider psychoanalyst who faced a federal ban on the orgone box, an FBI investigation, a fraught encounter with Einstein, and bouts of paranoia. In Turner's vivid account, Reich's efforts anticipated those of Alfred Kinsey, Herbert Marcuse, and other prominent thinkers—efforts that brought about a transformation of Western views of sexuality in ways even the thinkers themselves could not have imagined.
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History's Mysteries

People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601631073

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

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History's Mysteries is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide. Haughton's book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India's magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island's controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK; from the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Ch�teau to the massive ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe. Using the latest archaeological evidence, History's Mysteries explores: The incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of G�bekli Tepe in Turkey. The heated debate over the 47-million-year-old 'Ida Fossil'--could it be the missing link in our evolutionary history? The reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure, and Egypt's "Dendera Lamps." What really happened to the Neanderthals? With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for those fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient history.
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Kulli

an exploration of ancient civilization in Asia

Author: Gregory L. Possehl

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 168

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TRAC 96

Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Hosted by the Research School of Archaeology & Archaeological Science, the University of Sheffield, March 30th & 31st 1996

Author: Karen Meadows,Chris Lemke,Jo Heron

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 172

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Eighteen papers from the 1996 TRAC gathering. The contributions are: Theorising Roman Archaeology ( J C Barrett ); `Romanization'-`imperialism': What are we talking about? ( P Freeman ); Technologies of power in Roman Britain ( C Forcey ); The enemy without, the enemy within: more thoughts on the images ( I Ferris ); The role of African Red Slip ware vessel volume in Mediterranean demography ( J W J Hawthorne ); Samian: beyond dating ( S Willis ); Symbols, pottery and trade ( P Rush ); Native or Roman? Ironwork hoards in Roman Britain ( A R J Hutcheson ); Abandonment, rubbish disposal and `special' deposits at Newstead ( S Clarke ); The use of animal bone in the intepretation of the Iron Age to Roman cultural transition ( J E Richardson ); Human sacrifice in Roman Britain ( R M J Isserlin ); Elite settlements in the Roman and Sub-Roman period ( D Petts ); Settlement and the construction of ethnicity in Roman Sardinia ( E Blake ); Invisible peasants and consumer subcultures in north-west Britannia ( K J Matthews ); Aspects of Romanization in the Wroxeter hinterland ( R White and M van Leusen ); The use of water for social control in the Roman Empire ( S P Ellis ); Towards a theory of Roman urbanism: beyond economics and ideal-types ( M Grahame ); `Roman' urban form and culture difference ( S Clarke and D J Robinson ).
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