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Unformatted text preview: Raiders of the Lost Ark because its not all about finding golden heads in the jungle and running from the local savages and cannibals only to make it to safety by the skin of your teeth. No, real archaeology is not as fun as that, and real archaeologists dont want people to choose a career that is nothing like its portrayed in the movies and they also probably dont want people to have a false impression of them all being world class heroes. Real archaeologists cant do much about these concerns because they arent Hollywood directors, so unless archaeologists start becoming movie producers or screen writers, I dont think theres much they can do to change the public perception of them. If anything they could make a documentary and put it on the history channel or discovery channel, but no one is going to watch that....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ARCHY 100 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '10 term at University of Washington.
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