Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
This capstone will discuss the Ancient Astronaut Theory and its public acceptance, despite vast criticism from the scholarly community. By laying out the historical context of the Ancient Astronaut Theory and examining some of its most important claims, this paper attempts to form an understanding of why it enjoys such popularity with the general public. The religious theories of EÌmile Durkheim as well as Claude LeÌvi-Straussâ€™s Structuralism are used to examine the Ancient Astronaut Theory as a modern beliefs system.
Sommer, Morgana, "Pseudoarchaeology and the ancient astronaut theory : an analysis of a modern belief system" (2012). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 392.