Pop culture today is heavily influenced by gaming. Increasingly that term refers specifically to video games, but for some of us it still holds broader connotations of board games and ultimately table top role playing games. Regardless of your preferred gaming medium, it turns out that archaeology is a frequent and popular theme throughout the … Continue reading So you want to be a hero?
When Europeans first arrived in the New World it was a profoundly strange moment. As far as the people of Europe were concerned they had a good understanding of world history both from the Bible and the variety of Classical Greek and Roman histories that had survived the ages. Encountering new continents chock full of people … Continue reading European Distortions of Mesoamerica
Archaeologists don't do dinosaurs! Right? Except there was that one time when Charles Di Peso was called down to Mexico to investigate the "Acambaro Figurines," which just so happened to feature humans riding dinosaurs! Hold your breath, because coming up next month, yours truly will seek to answer that age old question ... "Did man … Continue reading Archaeologists and … Dinosaurs?
The work of an archaeologist is indeed like no other. Whether you are excavating or conducting surveys, every day in the field one faces the prospect of encountering long forgotten artifacts or just maybe a mysterious temple! This habitual act of discovery undoubtedly inspires the adventurer trope with which archaeologist have become associated in pop … Continue reading The Adventure of Archaeology!