(Pdf New) [Motel of the Mysteries] author David Macaulay

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  • Motel of the Mysteries
  • David Macaulay
  • English
  • 12 December 2020
  • 9780395284254

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Summary Ý Motel of the Mysteries David Macaulay ¼ 8 Download Summary Motel of the Mysteries E remains of two bodies one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilizati. A short cynical take on American culture through the lens of failed archaeology I remembered reading this in grammar school but in retrospect I have no idea who it s written for It s not a kid s book it s not really an adult s book It s perfect for me a cynical and childish adult

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Summary Ý Motel of the Mysteries David Macaulay ¼ 8 Download Summary Motel of the Mysteries It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985 Imagine then the excitement that Howard Carson an amateur archeologist at best experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandon. The first anthropology text I was reuired to read as an undergraduate was a delightful and instructive satire by Horace Miner Body Ritual among the Nacirema which originally appeared in The American Anthropologist vol 58 1956 pp 503 507 and which has been reproduced many times since The point was to warn aspiring anthropologists against the dangers of interpreting other cultures based on inadeuate information or lack cultural understanding It was both instructive and humorous When I was in my first year of graduate school my adviser shared with me a cartoon with two panels On the left was depicted a nondescript shard of pottery labeled Archaeological Find On the right was a drawing of a triumphal procession of chariots down a street lined with elaborate columns surmounted with intricate friezes in bas relie

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Summary Ý Motel of the Mysteries David Macaulay ¼ 8 Download Summary Motel of the Mysteries Ed excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft which judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob was clearly the entrance to a still sealed burial chamber Carson's incredible discoveries including th. Like many I was long familiar with Macaulay s direct and informative works I had a copy of Castle as a child but the one that stuck with me was this one after a brief brush with it in a bookstore a meticulously drawn account of amateur anthropologist in the 4020s bungling the interpretation of our current long lost civilization A strange satiric treatment of the distance of interpretation and our assurances in what we know of other cutures perhaps as a mysterious picture book for unknown ages somewhere between children and adults or for anyone maybe