A new course is being offered for Spring 2014 examines the role of archaeologists in the movies, that has impacted the practice archaeology and how the public perceives it!
BOX OFFICE ARCHAEOLOY: MOVIES, MUMMIES & THE REAL INDIANA JONES
ANTH 11500, Monday screenings 5:25-7:30
plus a discussion section TR 2:35 or 4:00 pm
Jack Rossen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Theme designation TIII Inquiry, Imagination & Innovation application pending
Archaeology is a uniquely visual discipline. This course is an introductory level film-based consideration of archaeology and archaeologists. Various films, ranging from the 1920s to the present, are viewed, discussed and critiqued. The foci of inquiry are on how archaeology is portrayed in visual media through time, and how media have affected archaeology, the human past and popular culture. The romanticized image of archaeology will be compared with scientific realities, specifically the nature of archaeological data, theory, field methods and analytical techniques.