Archaeology and the Movies Series

Archaeology and the Movies
Archaeology and the Movies (NPS Mesa Verde)

Archaeology and the Movies Series

There is a mystical connection between archaeology and movies. Archeologists use clues to reconstruct the past and movies show us the past and predict the future. Movies, however, are not constrained by facts. Movies construct, a past and a future, that is based on an individual or group subjective opinion of what the past was like or what the future will be. For example, Director John Ford has given us cavalry troopers wearing blue uniforms with yellow legs stripes while serving on the western frontier. In fact, they were more often dressed wearing buffalo hides and leather, and might not be recognized as U.S. military by modern observes. In this series, I will interview a number of archeologists, and solicit their views on movies that relate to their field of expertize in the Archaeology and the Movies Series. 

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  • Battlefield Archaeologist Douglas Scott Talks Little Bighorn Battle for Archaeology and the Movies

    YouTube Video of Battlefield Archaeologist Dr. Douglas Scott See more Archaeology and the Movies Douglas D. Scott is America’s preeminent  Battlefield Archaeologist who is most notable for his work at the Little Bighorn National Monument formerly known as Custer’s Last Stand in the mid-1980s. Working with Richard Fox, Melissa Connor, Doug Harmon, Battlefield… Continue reading The post Battlefield Archaeologist Douglas Scott Talks Little Bighorn Battle for Archaeology and the Movies appeared first on . […]

  • Charles M. Haecker Talks Apaches for Archaeology and the Movies Series

    Retired National Park Service Archaeologist Charles M. Haecker author of On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S.–Mexican War Battlefield and Apache archaeology expert talks about his Apache archaeology and the movies. See more Archaeology and the Movies YouTube Video Edited Transcript John:                                     00:00                      I’m very excited today… Continue reading The post Charles M. Haecker Talks Apaches for Archaeology and the Movies Series appeared first on . […]

  • Dr. David Anderson Talks Science Fiction for Archaeology and the Movies Series

    Dr. David G. Anderson of the University of Tennessee Knoxville joins us to day to share his expert knowledge on science fiction and archaeology. See more Archaeology and the Movies Edited Transcript John: (00:00) I’m very excited to be here today with Dr. David Anderson. He’s a professor of archaeology… Continue reading The post Dr. David Anderson Talks Science Fiction for Archaeology and the Movies Series appeared first on . […]

  • Dr. Russell K. Skowronek Talks Pirate Archaeology for Archaeology and the Movies Series

    I am very excited to announce that archaeologist Dr. Russell K. Skowronek is being interviewed for the Archaeology and the Movies Series. Dr. Skowronek is a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is also an expert on pirate archaeology. He has written numerous books, many with… Continue reading The post Dr. Russell K. Skowronek Talks Pirate Archaeology for Archaeology and the Movies Series appeared first on . […]

  • Dr. Julie M. Schablitsky Interview for Archaeology and the Movies Series

    I am very excited to announce that Dr. Julie M. Schablitsky is the first archaeologists to be interviewed for the Archaeology and the Movies Series. Dr. Schablitsky is the Chief archeologist at the Maryland Department of Transportation, a professor at the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, and… Continue reading The post Dr. Julie M. Schablitsky Interview for Archaeology and the Movies Series appeared first on . […]

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