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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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March 15th 2017:The Fascinating Field of Industrial Archaeology

The prevalence of pipeline projects in CRM is bringing archaeologists into increasing contact with the material remains of industry and technology. However, as a field of inquiry, industrial archaeology is woefully understudied and underappreciated. In this episode, Dr. Timothy J. Scarlett of the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program at Michigan Technological University -- one of the only programs of its kind in the US – joins the program to discuss the current state of industrial archaeology. Inherently multi-disciplinary, industrial archaeology is noted for its ability to frame identit

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Dr. Timothy J Scarlett

Dr. Timothy Scarlett is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He received degrees in anthropology and/or archaeology from the University of Arizona (BA, 1991), Boston University (MA, 1994), and the University of Nevada (Ph.D., 2002). Dr. Scarlett is committed to interdisciplinary and inclusive public archaeology. He has worked to develop several best-practice models for archaeological fieldwork that integrate field and lab research with community-based collaboration, education, heritage tourism, and traditional and new media documentary production.
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