Spooky Archaeology

Myth and the Science of the Past

Author: Jeb J. Card

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826359663

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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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.

Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives

Author: Rani T. Alexander

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826360165

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This impressive collection features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica. It is the first collection to present case studies that show how both commonplace and capital-intensive technologies were intertwined with indigenous knowledge systems to reshape local, regional, and transoceanic ecologies, commodity chains, and political, social, and religious institutions across Mexico and Central America.

Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas

Archaeological Case Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004273689

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 9369


Material Encounters and Indigenous Transformations in the Early Colonial Americas brings together 15 archaeological case studies that offer new perspectives on colonial period interactions in the Caribbean and surrounding areas through a specific focus on material culture and indigenous agency.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Underground Railroad

Author: Lois Miner Huey

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761444985

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2659


To understand how previous generations of people lived, worked, and played, what is the best research method—digging for facts on the Internet? Boring! the answer lies right beneath our feet: in the dirt. Across the United States and Canada, historical archaeologists dig far below cities and towns for clues about what happened after Europeans arrived. American Archaeology uncovers the stories of Dutch, English, African, Spanish–even Viking–settlers in North America. Some settlers left behind documents such as diaries, letters, maps, and land deeds. Many other, less tidy settlers left their garbage–food bones, tools, broken dishes, buttons, bottles, toys, and gun parts. Archaeologists carefully scrape away soil, layer by layer, to uncover objects used by people long ago. By learning about these excavations and examining a variety of artifacts, young readers learn about U.S. and Canadian history in a fresh and unique way.

Spooky Encounters

A Gwailo's Guide to Hong Kong Horror

Author: Daniel O'Brien

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 9781900486316

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 8684


Flying ghosts, hopping vampires, seductive spirits, tree demons, evil sorcerers, living skeletons, possessed limbs and giant predatory tongues!