Martians, Atlanteans, and “Lost Tribes”: Pseudo-archaeology and Its Impact on Native American Studies
Pseudo-archaeology (also known as alternate, fringe, or cult archaeology) is a study that has drawn in not only professionals, but also the American public. Tying in concepts together such as aliens, giants, and Atlanteans with the most visible archaeological sites around the world, its romantic fantasy holds a wider appeal than the boring truth. Yet often, the ideas behind pseudo- archaeology hold racist and even dangerous ideas. This year’s roundtable brings together scholars who study this phenomenon to help explain not only the motivations behind these theories, but also why they are so attractive to us.
IAIS is proud to be hosting this event online! We will have many discussions about different sites in the Americas, and research being done to uncover them.
Please join us October 30th for this exciting and illuminating conference.