The Indiana Jones films have shaped the public’s view of the world of archaeology and artifacts and at San Diego Comic-Con 2023 an assembled panel took to task of breaking down 40 years of archaeology in pop culture.
What do the Indiana Jones films get right and wrong about real-world archaeological adventures? Do the antiquities collected by Dr. Jones really belong in a museum—and does he? All topics were on the table including cultural stewardship and preserving historical findings.
Panelists included Dr. Becca Peixotto (archaeologist, IF/THEN Ambassador), Bailey Jorgensen (historical archaeologist; collections manager, Alf Museum of Paleontology), and Kara Vetter (senior director of cultural resources, Museum of Us). Moderated by James Floyd (STEAMpop Network, Star Warsologies podcast, Star Wars Insider contributor).
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San Diego Comic-Con took place July 19 – July 23, 2023.