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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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January 28th 2015:Releasing the Stories of Archaeology of Internment

Today Indiana Jones Myth Reality and 21st Century Archaeology unlocks the proverbial shackles to talk about an increasingly common feature of conflicts in the 20th and 21st century: Interment and incarceration. Though many internment, detention, or prison camps are temporary structures they leave their mark both in the space they were constructed and on the people who were incarcerated there. We talk about the importance of archaeologies of internment as a relatively new field in archaeology and as a politically sensitive endeavor archaeologists are taking on. With us is Dr. Bonnie Clark who h

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Bonnie Clark

Bonnie Clark is committed to using tangible history – objects, sites, and landscapes—to broaden understanding of the diverse peoples of the American West. Dr. Clark serves as an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Denver (DU), as well as the Curator for Archaeology of the DU Museum of Anthropology. Since 2005, she has led the DU Amache project, a collaborative endeavor committed to preserving, researching, and interpreting Amache, the World War II Japanese American incarceration camp in Colorado. Dr. Clark received her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research led to On the Edge of Purgatory: An Archaeology
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Judith (Judy) Thomas

Judith (Judy) Thomas is an Instructor and Project Archaeologist with the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI) at Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Cleveland State University in 1976 and her masters in anthropology/archaeology from Kent State University in 1993. During the course of her 35+ year career, Ms. Thomas has conducted traditionally-funded and CRM-funded projects within the full range of prehistoric and historic archaeology. Since joining MAI in 1993, however, she has focused on historic archaeology where she teaches a variety of historic archaeological classes including the Historic Archaeological Field
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