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Anthropology 2PC3 9

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 2PC3
Professor
Christine Cluney
Semester
Winter

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Anthropology 2PC3 lecture 8February 5 2014RaidersOverviewandthemodernfieldofarchaeologyHollywood and Nazis and archaeologyGood reason why this is a popular themeDrawing upon the ultimate idea of evil in the publics eye the NazisoThe ultimate bad guysSome Nazis were amateur archaeology buffsHimlerone of hitlers right hand man was a holy grail enthusiastWhy is Hitler interested in archaeologyArchaeology and colonialsimTrying to find history in what he was doing and provide reasoning behind itMotivation behind these digs was not just for scientific curiosityAlso had political reasons because Hitler believed that through archaeology that he could show Germans were descendants of the arean race and that they had lived in these areas firstFor assignmentHave an opinion and pull examples from movieHoaxes ReviewPiltdown hoax is perhaps the most famous in archaeological history It has been prominent for two reasons the attention paid to the issue of human evolution and the length of time more than 40 years that elapsed from its discovery to it exposue as a foregyHoaxes still occur today but are exposed more quickly
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