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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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May 23rd 2012:Texas Beyond History: The Virtual Museum of Texas’ Cultural Heritage

The information age and the emergence of social networking have given archaeology an unprecedented public education platform. Our previous programs have underscored the difficulties that the professional community has in transmitting the message of archaeology to the public. We have also stressed the urgency of propounding this message, as funding from traditional venues dries up and the profession is increasingly dependent on the public for fiscal support. We have often heard that an informed public is our greatest ally but our instructional clumsiness often betrays that objective. In this ep

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Steve Black

Steve Black is an assistant professor of anthropology at Texas State University in San Marcos. He specializes in the prehistoric foraging peoples of greater Texas, archaeological methodology, public education, and Cultural Resource Management. He is founding editor and current co-editor of (TBH), the virtual museum of Texas’ cultural heritage. Although the bulk of Steve’s career has been spent doing university-based CRM research in south-central North America (Texas), he enjoyed a sojourn doing Maya archaeology in Guatemala and Belize and spent eight years building TBH. Black’s ongoing research program, Ancient Southwest Texas, involves archaeological field investigati
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