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From Atlantis to prehistoric extra terrestrials. From the mummy’s curse to psychic archaeology. The public imagination is filled with images of archaeology that range from the incredibly absurd to the downright disturbing. The Fake Archaeology Wiki is an ongoing collaborative project by the students of ANP 364: Pseudoarchaeology, a class taught in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. The purpose of the project is to survey people, sites, and artifacts that are woven into the narrative of pseudoarchaeology and pseudoarchaeologists, exploring how any why these ideas emerged and took root in popular culture, public consciousness, and on the fringe of rational scholarly inquiry. More importantly, the Fake Archaeology Wiki explores the impact they have on our rational and scientific understanding of the past and human culture.


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Acámbaro Figures

Bimini Road/Wall

Calaveras Skull