Location: Worldwide

Length: 10 min

In this personal-voice and very witty short film by University of Southern California student Amy Ramsey, the archaeologist/filmmaker explores what the public knows, and often misconstrues, about her field of study. She interviews people and finds out that they often have inaccurate perceptions about archaeology. She concludes that the media are largely responsible for misleading people about archaeology and urges her audience to be a bit skeptical about archaeology stories they see and hear through media sources.

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A film by Amy E. Ramsay

Copyright 2003 by the University of Southern California Summer Production Workshop

Archaeology for the Public: Movies and TV (Society for American Archaeology)

Ephemera: Archaeology on Television (Video on The Archaeology Channel)

Television Archaeology: Education or Entertainment (Don Henson; Institute of Historical Research)

University of Southern California Summer Production Workshop