Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University; founding member of Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science and author of Aztec Medicine, Health, and Nutrition

Multiculturalism, Cult Archaeology, and Pseudoscience

Abstract: Aspects of Afrocentrism have great similarity to cult archaeology and scientific creationism as described previously in this volume. This chapter will briefly describe some Afrocentric claims and discuss why they are erroneous. It will also describe the similarity of the authors’ techniques, methods, and motivations to those of “scientific” creationists and cult archaeologists and propose some reasons for why these claims persist and spread.