Science Study Break - Indiana Jones & Apocalypto

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2008-09-24

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McInnis Martin, Lauri

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A lively crowd gathered to view scenes from the first three Indiana Jones movies, then hear Dr. Lauri McInnis Martin, of the Department of Anthropology, discuss the flaws in Indy's archaeological methods. In response to audience interest, Dr. Martin shared tales of her own time in the field. She also referred to scenes from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Mel Gibson's Apocalypto to point out some implicit assumptions about technology in indigenous cultures.
About Science Study Break: Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features researchers from The University of Texas at Austin discussing the science reality in books, television and film. Past presentations have examined bioterrorism and its treatment in the Fox thriller “24,” artificial intelligence gone wild in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the comic realities of Spider-Man and epidemiological models for the proliferation of zombies. Science Study Break takes place twice each semester.

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