By: Ward M. Clark
Everywhere you look, in this modern world, you see the works of Man. Cities, towns, highways, fields. Homo sapiens sapiens, our species, has been a prolific creator, a builder, a shaper, a creature unparalleled in changing its environment to suit itself.Before our species arose...
By: Norman A. Rubin
An astonishing find of pure gold, the largest and oldest in the world uncovered in the cemetery of Varna, Bulgaria, exhibited at the Israel Museum, offered the public a glimpse into the remarkable prehistoric cultures of Europe, which until recently remained shrouded in darkness. The...
By: Mimi Lu
Archaeology today, involves not only a systematic and meticulous excavation, but perhaps more importantly, cooperation with a variety of specialist scientific and historical disciplines to analyse and synthesise evidence of the human past in a way that reflects history accurately. It is only through working...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Current Data Concerning the Settlement of the Americas:I often introduce my lectures on this topic by having my students read an article I lifted from the Internet from a site called "LiveScience" with the provocative title, "First Americans May Have Been European" (Carey 2006). It's...
By: David Aaron White
The object I chose to analyze is an Etruscan general's cuirass and helmet that I looked at during our trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology . Of course, this is a set of armor that was owned by a high-ranked Etruscan soldier, not...
By: Bran Herbert
Private, Public, and Professional Voice: The Commodity of Culture in Applied AnthropologyThe relationship between activism and anthropology is something that all anthropologists must confront at some point. For this paper, the definition of an advocate will be one who attempts to promote a certain behavior...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Kenn Decota
One strains to find a profession or science that Hollywood has not glamorized or attempted to make sexy. In most films and TV shows, the focus is not necessarily on getting things right, but on making it look cool. Does this have an effect on...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Opal Elaine Moyer
It is said that Indiana Jones is an exaggerated depiction of archaeology; this may very well be true. Archaeology is not so glamorous as the movies make it appear, true, but Hollywood also ignites interest in fields that, otherwise, do not receive the attention that...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Molly Carter
Is Indiana Jones bad for archeology? Is Boston Legal bad for law, or perhaps Brothers and Sisters inappropriate considering that is a presidential nominee on the program? No! Was the Scorpion King, starring the Rock bad for archeology? No! Absolutely not.Indiana Jones is a...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Jon Coe
When my eldest daughter was around eight years old, one summer evening I went out and rented the first Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Arc.' We watched it together and to my pleasant surprise my daughter absolutely loved it. Weeks later, my...

 

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