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Pseudo-Archaeological Highlights

January 1, 2009

Thaddeus Nelson at Archaeoporn has posted the Top Ten Pseudo-Archaeological Subjects of 2008. (Actually, he give eleven since there was a tie for number eight.) Among his more interesting musings was #4, Looting Archaeologists:

Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review called for museums to fund archaeological research by buying artifacts.  However, this throws out ethics and science turning archaeologists into treasure hunters.  Instead of entertaining us with Indy, Mr. Shanks would turn us all into him.

Harsh. But then again, his earlier post on Archaeologists as Looters makes a good case.

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