Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

ANTH 1020 - Fads Fallacies & Human Origins

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

- Credits: 3

A rational examination of numerous supposed ancient “mysteries” and unsolved phenomena relative to human origins using the data and methods of modern archaeology. Topics will include those areas in anthropology and archaeology made popular by sensationalist authors such as lost continents, ancient astronauts, strange stone monuments, pyramids, the Yeti and other monsters, lost races, archaeoastronomy, psychic anthropology, catastrophisms, and others. Major foci will include both the evidence for the actual causes of the phenomena and an examination of the methodology and style of pseudo-scientific sensationalist authors.

Grading Basis: Graded
Repeatable: N
Consent Required to Add No
Consent Required to Drop No

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)