Does anyone know where I can find legitimate archeological studies?

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  1. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet N=R^.fp.ne.f1.fi.fc.L

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    I look on youtube and all I see are pseudo-science about possible aliens. I'm not looking for that kind of archeology, I want to see true discoveries, not theories.
     
  2. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    Any topic in particular?
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

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    Oh yes, I am especially interested in the Windover archaeological site, I think they found Bodies there in a marsh with preserved brain tissue well over four thousand years old. It would be nice to read more about that. :)
     
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  4. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    Those would be the "Bog Bodies" if memory serves......I seem to recall reading about that.

    One thing I've done in the past as I'm not a computer whiz is to begin with Wikipedia and then read through the sources people use to write it up in general. That sometimes gives you a good start.
     
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  5. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet N=R^.fp.ne.f1.fi.fc.L

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    I will try that, I tried looking it up on Google Scholar, It's a great source of information. But there isn't a lot of archeology on there. But Yes, You are correct, That was the Bog bodies case. It was Amazing. I still feel like it was one of the most relevant discoveries in modern times.
     
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  6. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    No doubt.....I found it interesting as well....its just been a while since I read up on them.
     
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  7. spacecase0

    spacecase0 earth human

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    this web form is good, but many have died (from being old) from when I started following things there.
    Archaeologica.org • Index page , but a bit of inertia with it (but still less than "official" ideas.
    there was a break away group, now long gone, at ishtarsgate.com (likely at archive.org)
    if it matters, I have a live copy of the forum ishtarsgate in its final state... (can send someone the mysql file if they want)

    it is my supposition that the best of the open minded people still living are still contributing to the pleistocene coalition
    The Pleistocene Coalition
    the news letters are for download and are fantastic
    I was once asked to keep a copy of that website due to physical threats on members,
    have been doing so for many years now, no one asked me to stop doing so...
    guess I should email someone and ask if I should still be doing this.

    anyway,
    if you want true discoveries from good open minded and logical people,
    that is where you will find them.
     
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  8. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet N=R^.fp.ne.f1.fi.fc.L

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    Thank you, I'm looking into those links now :)
     
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  9. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    You're not going to find any books on youtube, that's for watching television mainly, very little learning in comparison to reading a few good books...

    ...
     
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  10. Sheltie

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    It may require boots on the ground -- you might have to visit certain repositories and look through hard copies. I know that 1963 always says you can find anything you want if you're willing to look for it but he dusts off a lot of old books and documents to find his information. There is a lot of useful info out there about almost any subject but you have to have the patience to sift through it all. Also, having a network of fellow researchers helps him out a lot.
     
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  11. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Dunno if this helpful but Archaeology Podcast Network Archy-Fantasies was interesting. Dr. Ken Feder, Sara and Jeb kept my attention about real archaeology. They can be a bit academically snarky but it kept my attention for a while.
     
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  12. Ron67

    Ron67 Ignorance isn’t bliss!

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    I invested in a metal detector last year.Work commitments have limited my use but a friend of mine who lives in Scotland has found coins,belt buckles and bits of jewellery hundreds of years old.(nothing valuable unfortunately).
    When I lived in Chester I found a roman coin whilst gardening.
    Try local Detectorists they may be affiliated to legit archeology groups.
     
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  13. Shadowprophet

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    I've done this since I was a child, My uncle taught it to me, You can even around your own home, grab a hammer and start breaking open stones you find. Believe it or not, Most all stones have something anomalous in them, I've found a whole lot of Leaf patterns, Very very few bugs.
     
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  14. AD1184

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    Genuine archaeological studies are published in journals, and unfortunately most journals are behind paywalls. If you are a student or academic staff member at an institution of higher education, you usually are granted institutional access to nearly all scientific journals, but the general public are usually left out.

    There is a so-called open science movement which aims to make scientific research available to all, and one such journal in this field I managed to find is Open Archaeology:

    Open Archaeology
     
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  15. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet N=R^.fp.ne.f1.fi.fc.L

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    Ahh, I know it's the way the world really works, But it's always bothered me that higher education was indeed behind a paywall. Alas, Knowledge is power, and power costs money Angrybird9
     
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