Friday, January 6, 2012

Armchair 'Archaeologist' Called Out For Specious Proclamation, Bad Science

Recently, architect Richard Thornton has made waves with his proclamation that ancient Mayan ruins can be found far to the north in the US state of Georgia--a fact that has one scientist up in arms. While I'm not one to dismiss the thought that Mesoamerican cultures had contact with and impact upon their North American counterparts (too much evidence exists otherwise), I recognize that the Ancient America crowd of armchair archaeologists often have more daydreams that discipline when it comes to the science behind archaelogy. If only it were all fedoras and bullwhips.

1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Wow, for an announcement like that, I'd want it verified by others so if I go down for being wrong, so do they.