Politically-informed Bad Archaeology
This section explores all the ways in which archaeology is manipulated for political, ethnic, social and religious causes.
Archaeological evidence is often made to fit people’s prejudiced opinions about other people and the world, or it legitimises particular political ideologies and their historical bases. Whether this means discovering Iron Age pottery marked with swastikas or claiming to have found evidence for a mythical god, it constitutes Bad Archaeology.
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