Methods for evaluating web sites and scientific claims:
Some search engines to use for checking what other sites link to or discuss a site:
Google advanced search shows you what other pages link to the one you are evaluating. Paste the URL into the space labeled "Find pages that link to the page"
Google Excellent for general searching
Altavista Good for general searching
Find out who or what institution owns the domain name of the site:
Lists of mostly legitimate archaeology sites:
ArchNet: A huge listing of sites from professional to personal. Try either the "regional" or "topic" views.
Archaeology on the Net: Another listing of sites from professional to personal. Use the "regional" link list on the upper left; links in the lower section take you to Amazon.com to buy books.
Some seriously questionable archaeology sites:
Noah's Ark Search home page. Lots of photo albums.
The Search for Noah's Ark Lots of links to other fringe pages.
Noah's Ark -- The Search is Over Lots of video clips.
Cyquest Search for Wholeness A list of Goddess links
The Goddess Uncovered "Rethinking our Prehistory"
StarFire: The Gold of the Gods (Part 3) (Part 3 is most relevant to this class.)
Ley Lines Mysterious lines connecting ancient Megalithic sites in England
The Evidence for Ancient Atomic Warfare (Part 1)and "Vitrified Ruins in California's Death Valley: Evidence of Atomic War?"
Some sites devoted to debunking or refuting wild archaeological claims:
Hall of Ma'at: Debunking fringe Egyptology and other subjects
The Antiquity of Man Click the "Pseudoscience" link for lots of sites debunking fringe Egyptology, Noah's Ark, etc.; also conventional explanations for supposed mysteries
Intro to Archaeology Web Project by Bruce Owen
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