, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 262-266
Date: 21 May 2011

Misconceptions about the Settlement of the Americas: Interview with Kenneth L. Feder

Abstract

Kenneth L. Fedder

Kenneth L. Feder, a specialist in archaeological pseudoscience, addresses prevalent misconceptions about the settlement of the Americas, discussing how they are stimulated by ethnic pride and religious faith, propagated uncritically in the media, and accepted by students. Sources of information on such misconceptions and strategies for helping students to overcome them are briefly sketched.

Interview conducted by Glenn Branch and W. Eric Meikle