No not archaeologists that make things up - but fiction with an archaeological setting. Archaeology has long been a favourite context of fiction writers and even some archaeologists have turned their hand to it. Agatha Christie - who's second husband was archaeologist Max Mallowan, Glyn Daniel and Jacquetta Hawkes come to mind.
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In the category of books for younger reader Take the Long Path Home (1978 Penguin Books NZ - still in print ISBN 9780143303497) by Joan De Hamel is stronger on spiritualism than science but should appeal to those with a bent for landscape and discovery. It is set on the Otago Peninsula.
Young adult readers of Owl (2001 Longacre Press ISBN 9781877135583) by Joanna Orwin will find the discovery of Maori rock art is central to the story. The story while with a contemporary setting in a South Island sheep station, centres on the supernatural.
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