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Author Card, Jeb J., author.

Title Spooky archaeology : myth and the science of the past / Jeb J. Card
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (x, 413 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed April 16, 2021)
Subject Parapsychology and archaeology.
Archaeology and history.
Archaeology -- History
historical archaeology.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Archaeology and history
Parapsychology and archaeology
Unerklärliches Phänomen
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018021191
ISBN 9780826359667