Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 262–266

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

Authors

    • National Center for Science Education
  • W. Eric Meikle
    • National Center for Science Education
Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

DOI: 10.1007/s12052-011-0340-7

Cite this article as:
Branch, G. & Meikle, W.E. Evo Edu Outreach (2011) 4: 262. doi:10.1007/s12052-011-0340-7

Abstract

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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.

Keywords

Kenneth L. FederSettlement of the AmericasArchaeologyPseudoscience

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