Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 262-266

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

  • Glenn BranchAffiliated withNational Center for Science Education Email author 
  • , W. Eric MeikleAffiliated withNational Center for Science Education

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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.


Kenneth L. Feder Settlement of the Americas Archaeology Pseudoscience