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The Resource Fantastic archaeology : the wild side of North American prehistory, Stephen Williams

Fantastic archaeology : the wild side of North American prehistory, Stephen Williams

Label
Fantastic archaeology : the wild side of North American prehistory
Title
Fantastic archaeology
Title remainder
the wild side of North American prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The landscape of the nineteenth century, Stephen Williams asserts, is dotted with fakes, frauds, and humbugs whose fantastic claims of purported findings would make even P.T. Barnum blush. In Fantastic Archaeology, Williams takes them all on with gusto--illuminating, debunking, and instructing on the modes, methods, manners, and manifestations of American archaeology through the past two centuries. -- Back cover
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Stephen
Dewey number
973.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CC125.N7
LC item number
W55 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology
  • North America
  • Archéologie
Label
Fantastic archaeology : the wild side of North American prehistory, Stephen Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The American Humbug: they'll believe almost anything!
  • 5.
  • The Walam Olum: where did the Delaware go?
  • 6.
  • The earliest Americans: the elusive prize
  • 7.
  • Catastrophism: sunken continents and all that jazz
  • 8.
  • Archaeology and religion: where angels fear to tread
  • List of illustrations
  • 9.
  • Westward to Vinland: the Vikings are coming
  • 10.
  • Across the sea they came, each with a different cause
  • 11.
  • Some tales the rude monuments tell
  • 12.
  • Psychic archaeology: seeking visions of the past
  • Epilogue: North American prehistory
  • The real fantasy
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Endnotes
  • Epigraphs and extracts: sources
  • Selected and annotated bibliography
  • General bibliography
  • Sources of illustrations
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects
  • 1.
  • The byways and forgotton pathways of Fantastic Archaeology
  • 2.
  • American curiosity and the American Indian
  • 3.
  • The Golden Age: the myth destroyed
Control code
23016443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780812213126
Lccn
90029189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1380480
Label
Fantastic archaeology : the wild side of North American prehistory, Stephen Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The American Humbug: they'll believe almost anything!
  • 5.
  • The Walam Olum: where did the Delaware go?
  • 6.
  • The earliest Americans: the elusive prize
  • 7.
  • Catastrophism: sunken continents and all that jazz
  • 8.
  • Archaeology and religion: where angels fear to tread
  • List of illustrations
  • 9.
  • Westward to Vinland: the Vikings are coming
  • 10.
  • Across the sea they came, each with a different cause
  • 11.
  • Some tales the rude monuments tell
  • 12.
  • Psychic archaeology: seeking visions of the past
  • Epilogue: North American prehistory
  • The real fantasy
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Endnotes
  • Epigraphs and extracts: sources
  • Selected and annotated bibliography
  • General bibliography
  • Sources of illustrations
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects
  • 1.
  • The byways and forgotton pathways of Fantastic Archaeology
  • 2.
  • American curiosity and the American Indian
  • 3.
  • The Golden Age: the myth destroyed
Control code
23016443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780812213126
Lccn
90029189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1380480

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