SUM&RESP archaeologists don't wear fedoras

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Ashlee Chang Jennifer Gianunzio 09/29/10 English 100 Summary Response “Real Archaeologists Don't Wear Fedoras” Neil Asher Silberman Silberman, an author and a former director of Ename Center for Public Archeology and Heritage Presentation, ignites a heated argument on how Indiana Jones is tarnishing the image of archaeology, and the true definition. Indiana Jones is not only deceiving people of what archaeologists really do, but the goals they pursue. This field of study is changing far from what it was formerly known as, as “the rules are different, and the professional attitude of archaeologists has changed” also (92). To further promote Indiana Jones, “many archaeologists have enthusiastically embraced the Hollywood fantasy, borrowing a bit of Indiana Jones's mystique for themselves,” as many organizations used this character as a way symbol for archaeology, such as web pages, autographed copies of his face, to raise funds, and hand out souvenirs (93). Silberman also notes how the research methods of archaeology has changed because these people
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