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The wild speculations become tiresome
on 8 December 2003
I generally enjoy the alternative "Indiana Jones" approach to archaeology, even though I don't accept most of it. However, whilst someone like Graham Hancock is more speculative, Alford dives right in and shows that ancient Sumerian and Biblical stories "prove" ancient man had spacecraft and atom-bombs.
I am sure there is far more to ancient societies than meets the eye, but Alford's cut & dried approach is too extreme. although I think traditional archaeology is often too conservative, Alford is throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
It is quite entertaining on a science-fiction level, although his style is quite dry and clumsy.