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Myths & Mysteries in Archaeology by Susan A. Johnston

Myths & Mysteries in Archaeology

by Susan A. Johnston

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8 Hrs.


Otherwise rational people believe-or at least partially believe-in many fantastical myths about the world in which they live. Indeed, it is an entirely human inclination to want to believe in what might be called otherworldly explanations for phenomena for which there are no easily explainable causes.

In these eye-opening lectures, Professor Susan A. Johnston of the George Washington University applies an archaeological perspective to the biggest myths and mysteries in world history. Examining prominent theories and available evidence in a scholarly light, Professor Johnston introduces her audience to the scientific method, demonstrating the most reasonable course for determining whether one's beliefs have merit, or are perhaps less than satisfying when held up to more rigorous examination.

Lecture 1 How Do We Know Things?

Lecture 2 Science and How It Works

Lecture 3 Archaeology

Lecture 4 The Discovery of America

Lecture 5 All Things Egyptian

Lecture 6 Ancient Astronauts?

Lecture 7 Stonehenge

Lecture 8 King Arthur: Historical Fiction or Reality?

Lecture 9 ESP and Archaeology

Lecture 10 That Old Time Religion

Lecture 11 New Age Archaeology

Lecture 12 Plato's Atlantis

Lecture 13 Where in the World Is Atlantis?

Lecture 14 Genuine Archaeological Mysteries

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