Distorted History: Pop Culture and the Science of Archaeology
Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, State Archaeologist, CSMNH UConn
Saturday, November 3, 3 pm
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs
No registration required – FREE
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
From ancient treasures to lost civilizations, representations of archaeology in the media have often sensationalized and misrepresented historical events to compete for viewership and advertising. Over time, this has led to a complicated relationship between the science of archaeology and how it is depicted in the media.
Join Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut’s State Archaeologist, and examine the different ways the science of archaeology is portrayed in media programming. Discover how inaccurate depictions of archaeology perpetuate the harmful perception that archaeology is a search for treasure and wealth, rather than for knowledge and understanding of our culture and history.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn. 860.486.4460 - www.mnh.uconn.edu
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