Re: psychic archaeology

Jerry W. Forstadt (forstadt@ASU.EDU)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 12:31:35 -0700

On Wed, 7 Dec 1994, Tom Riley wrote:

> What's the difference between this kind of archaeology and dowsing for
> sites? Now, I know that some archaeologists, otherwise considered sane and
> rational, have been using dowsing rods at their sites for years. Look at
> Ivor Noel Hume's discussion of dowsing in HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, for

We can have a whole thread on discussing Hume's approach to archaeology.
I wish I had a copy of that book in front of me right now so that I can
post some of his insane ideas about the place of women on archaeological
excavations. I wouldn't consider him to be sane or rational.

J. W. Forstadt
Department of Anthropology Arizona State University