Unpacking the SAA Public Archaeology Panels

The 83rd Annual Society for American Archaeology conference just wrapped up this weekend in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of papers were presented under many themes, regions, and interests. One such interest of mine is public archaeology and outreach - and boy were there a lot of those! Before the conference occurred, Elizabeth Reetz (@ecreetz) made a [...]

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Uncharted Effect: Video Games and the Portrayal of Archaeology

How an archaeologist views video games and popular culture represent archaeology.

What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is complex and simple. Scientific and artistic. To discover the lives of those that lived in the past we as archaeologists must destroy the areas in which they flourished. It is often called a "destructive science," and with good reason. The Four Branches Archaeology (equally interchangeable with Americanized 'archeology') is a subset of Anthropology, [...]