Archaeology: Film/Games vs. Reality
“We don’t follow ancient maps, we don’t discover missing treasure, and never has an X marked a significant point anywhere at any time.” Dr Henry Walton Jones Jr – better known as Indiana Jones.
Hasn’t everyone dreamed of searching for treasure and ruins in the jungle, fighting bad guys and being showered with wealth, honour and glory at the end? Well, then you shouldn’t study archaeology.
In my lecture, I will take some funny, exaggerated, sometimes realistic ideas and scenes from films that (want to) tell us something about archaeology and compare them with reality.