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Anchorman

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Pseudoarchaeology
« on: February 07, 2020, 03:10:29 PM »
      I've had to lock horns with a few pyramidiots and 'black-only' Egyptomaniacs on various pages recently. It's nothing new; pseudoarchaeology has reared its' head in every continent, disguised as religious investigation or a 'search for truth' , or conspiracy nuts with trowels on a mission, many archaeology pages, forums and blogs are swamped bythe-less-than-well-informed. Authors such as Hancock and vonDanekin still sell, and even people such as David Rohl, who disguises his theories as professionally researched 'evidence' have large followings online, and, regardless of how much peer reviewed, solid evidence is put in front of them, the die-hard pseudoarchaeologists persist and indeed proliferate. Here's a blog from someone dedicated to bursting some bubbles https://archeothoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/addressing-pseudoarchaeological-claims-a-practical-guide-eventually/?fbclid=IwAR03xYrAfLjxeuyEvrJFRgynozhG0M08rxIJKOFXnHwbQNoHfZKgc3NWOBE
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Re: Pseudoarchaeology
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 03:14:19 PM »
 And if anyone's still wondering what I'm on about...this site might answer a few questions. http://www.badarchaeology.com/
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Re: Pseudoarchaeology
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 03:34:49 PM »
      I've had to lock horns with a few pyramidiots and 'black-only' Egyptomaniacs on various pages recently. It's nothing new; pseudoarchaeology has reared its' head in every continent, disguised as religious investigation or a 'search for truth' , or conspiracy nuts with trowels on a mission, many archaeology pages, forums and blogs are swamped bythe-less-than-well-informed. Authors such as Hancock and vonDanekin still sell, and even people such as David Rohl, who disguises his theories as professionally researched 'evidence' have large followings online, and, regardless of how much peer reviewed, solid evidence is put in front of them, the die-hard pseudoarchaeologists persist and indeed proliferate. Here's a blog from someone dedicated to bursting some bubbles https://archeothoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/04/addressing-pseudoarchaeological-claims-a-practical-guide-eventually/?fbclid=IwAR03xYrAfLjxeuyEvrJFRgynozhG0M08rxIJKOFXnHwbQNoHfZKgc3NWOBE
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Re: Pseudoarchaeology
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 02:51:38 PM »
https://ahotcupofjoe.net/

Quite an interesting site, has discussion of pseudoarchaeology  as well as book reviews and refs to actual archaeology.
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