Archaeology has been portrayed by Hollywood as a profession of adventure, danger and excitement. While real archaeology can be those things, it is not those things as portrayed by films such as the India Jones trilogy or the Lara Croft. It is not about fighting Nazis while being chased through the jungle in search of golden monkey heads. Real archaeology is a painstaking, intensive, elaborate science with the purpose of uncovering knowledge of past civilizations. Unfortuneately, many people today do not know what real archaeology is. Their thoughts of archaeology are dominated by the images coming out of Hollywood. Archaeology is about "finding treasure," as one student noted. The true work of meticulous measuring of thousands of potsherds means nothing to them. When questioned, however, people were able to grasp the ethical dilemmas associated with archaeology. Ultimately, the popular image of an archaeologist is far from the truth. For most people, Indiana Jones is the archetypical archaeologist. He wears the leather jacket and the hat, has the pistol and the whip, and "gets involved in adventures all over the world." Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, another Hollywood spin on an archaeologist, does nothing to show the public what real archaeology is about. Instead, the movies portray archaeologists as they were in the beginning of the science. The earliest archaeologists, men like C.B. Moore, were antiquarians, men who cared more about the search for objects than the answers for questions. As archaeology evolved, so too did its purpose. Archaeology developed into a more anthropological area of study under the leadership of mean like A.V. Kidder. Archaeology came to be a search for the answer to the question "What does archaeology tell us about the people?" asked by James Ford. Pushed further by archaeologists such as W.W. Taylor, archaeology developed into an exact science spanning many fields which seeks to answer questions about humans from many
Macbeth: Fact vs. Fiction Simply the name itself has become famous throughout literary history; Macbeth. This tragedy of five acts worth, written by William Shakespeare was first performed in 1606. From then on, speculations and questions arose. Who was this astounding character that surprised people with his pride and ambition? Many may have been surprised to find out how very little resemblance the play character bore to the actual historical figure. The real Mac Bethad mac Findláich, or Macbeth….
Tombstone: Fact or Fiction?
Almost two decades ago, a film known as Tombstone was produced, featuring a star-studded cast. This action-packed western portrays the legendary feud between the Earp’s and the Clanton’s. For the most part I believe it to be a respectable movie containing a powerful storyline. This film portrays the life and times of the famous cowboy, Wyatt Earp, focusing on what led to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Tombstone provides a mixture of both fact and fiction, however….
Beowulf proves to be a controversial topic as to whether it is fact or fiction. Although Beowulf consists of ferocious monsters, glorious heroes and other fictional assets, there is much evidence that points toward a much more factual interpretation. Proof of fact comes from many archaeological findings which are thought to be dated to the same time and location of when and where this old poem was thought to originate. This evidence of fact has come from findings of grave ships, many violently murdered….
weapon for Salemites to obtain revenge on their enemies. A tool Miller uses to show the reader this emotion is Rebecca Nurse, seventy-year-old grandmother, wife, and respected member of Salem society. Miller modifies her character in his play. Some facts remain true in the play, others are altered, and some have been neglected altogether. What did he change, and what did he regret to? Why did Miller take such liberties with Rebecca's character in his play?
<br>Rebecca Nurse and her husband, Francis….
portrail of a
signifigant historical event. The Disney Corporation is not known for it's accurate
portrails of historical events and when producing the animated film Pocahontas, Disney
did not fail in it's nonchalant attitude concerning historic fact.
Cartoonists at disney must have been watching adult films when they first penciled
out the figures of Pocahontas and John Smith. The young Indian princess was only twelve
years old at the time of her first encounter with John Smith, yet she….
FACTS AND FICTION IN PSYCHOLOGY
Dr.Krishna Prasad Sreedhar
Psychologists can read the minds of others.
This is a popular myth that prevailed from the beginning. No honest Psychologist would claim so. However, as Psychologists are trained in observing the verbal and non verbal behavior of people, they may be able to guess the intentions of others more accurately than lay people.
Psychology is an occult science.
This is absolutely untrue. On the other hand know that Psychology is the scientific study….
Historical or Historical Fiction
Main Characters of Braveheart
Braveheart is supposed t o be the true story of William Wallace and his battle to free Scotland from English rule. Most of the characters in Braveheart are true historical characters, however, the manner in which they are portrayed in the movie, tends to lean a bit towards fiction. Little is know about the true history of Wallace.
Wallace was born around 1270 near Elderslie, in Paisley Parish. It is believed….
Creatine: The Facts and the Fiction
There are many different opinions people have when a conversation about creatine comes up. If one doesn’t know what creatine is, it is a popular dietary supplement taken mostly by many athletes around the world. The main problem people have with creatine is its safety. Some people say that it is very harmful to the body, while others will say that it is completely stable. The truth is that it is both; one just has to be smart about buying and taking it. There….
have often thought about becoming as archaeologist but I only like to look for things and the rest of it holds little interest for me.
Video Review #2
What is Archaeology?
This video is about the definition of archaeology and what it entails. Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through looking at artifacts and excavating sites. They spend a lot of time wandering around looking for things but they call this surveying….
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, is a condition in which the diagnosed may seem restless, easily distracted, and may have difficulty focusing on what appears to be a fairly easy task (Gale 2010). The disorder is most commonly found in young children and studies have shown that young boys, between the ages of four and fourteen, are three times more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder than girls in the same age range (CDC 2013). Over the past twenty-five years, ADHD….