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BREWERY EVENT: Pseudoscience & Archaeology: The Indiana Jones Effect
April 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pseudoscience & Archaeology
The Indiana Jones Effect
Marie Kesten Zahn leads a discussion of how the evolution of science fiction has affected the public view of archaeology. Throughout the history of sci-fi, archaeological plot lines have become more popular in recent times. While this has furthered public interest in archaeology, the science fiction origins of the “ancient alien theory” have tarnished the view of legitimate archaeological studies. From H.P. Lovecraft to Indiana Jones and Doctor Who, the impact of the entertainment industry on archaeological research is examined.