Myths & Mysteries in Archaeology

  • by Susan Johnston
  • Narrated by Susan Johnston
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Otherwise rational people believe - or at least partially believe - in many fantastical myths about the world in which they live. Indeed, it is an entirely human inclination to want to believe in what might be called otherworldly explanations for phenomena for which there are no easily explainable causes. In these eye-opening lectures, Professor Susan A. Johnston of the George Washington University applies an archaeological perspective to the biggest myths and mysteries in world history.
Examining prominent theories and available evidence in a scholarly light, Professor Johnston introduces her audience to the scientific method, demonstrating the most reasonable course for determining whether one's beliefs have merit, or are perhaps less than satisfying when held up to more rigorous examination.

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Don't expect much.

Boring. Pedagogical. Uninspired. Haven't made it to the end of the book as when I fall asleep, the sound of my head hitting the desk wakes me up, and I turn it off.
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- Deborah

It Takes two or three listens

If you could sum up Myths & Mysteries in Archaeology in three words, what would they be?

Informative Unambiguous truthful


What did you like best about this story?

The lecture format is well suited to the topic.


What about Susan Johnston’s performance did you like?

When she emotes the subject comes alive


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was fascinated


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- Kyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books