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Name: Adekunle Ogunniyi Class: ANT 2300 Date: 2/20/17 Stereotypes in Archelogy Before I continue I feel that it is important to define the term “stereotype.” A stereotype is a province notion, usually about a particular group of people. Stereotypes are usually racist, sexist or homophobic but that is not always the case. There are harmless stereotypes, stereotypes are not meant to be mixed with prejudice. A stereotype is a belief about a certain group of people. Prejudice is a feeling about a person based on their membership in a group. Most believe these terms can only be applied to race or gender, although it is very possible that it can also be applied to professions. There are many stereotypes in Archeology, most are not even related to what archaeology is at all. I believe this is because of the way the school system and media perceive this profession. When children and high schoolers are taught about archeology in school most curriculums usually associate archeology with dinosaurs or grave digging. This is just one of the several stereotypes of archology. This stereotype is not just linked to the school system but also popular media such as television series and movies. The media perceives archeology as grave digging, hunting for treasure, and exploring the
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temples of ancient Egypt. In fact, there are several movie franchises on these several
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