Archaeological Myths and Mysteries
Institution Where Taught
Kansas State University
Year Course Taught
Semester or Date Taught
Fall, Spring, Summer
Web Address (URL)
Introduces evidence-based thinking and the scientific method in archaeology through evaluation of "mysteries" of our human past. Explores social factors affecting interpretation of past cultures. Case studies include who "discovered" the Americas, ancient alien intervention, Atlantis, myth of the mound builders, and more.
Designed for non-Anthropology majors.
RPA Codes & Standards
- Principle 1: Adherence to ethical and responsible behaviour in archaeological affairs
- Principle 3: Responsibility for acquiring and recording reliable information of the past in archaeological research
Keywords & Terms
- Adequate and Responsible Reporting, Publication, and Dissemination
- Public Interest, Collaboration, Education, and Outreach