Jefferson Exchange | November 8, 2013
10:55 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Documenting The Best (And Worst) Of Archaeology

Rick Pettigrew talks about archaeology and the films about it he's bringing to Ashland.

Much of our history is underfoot, literally. 

Archaeological dig in the United Kingdom.
Credit David Glass/Wikimedia

Archaeology is all about digging into the ground to find clues to previous inhabitants and previous civilizations. 

But not all the people who dig into the earth care much about preserving the past.  The Archaeological Legacy Institute devotes itself to publicizing and limiting abuses. 

ALI hosts the annual film festival of The Archaeological Channel each spring in Eugene.  Some of the best works from the film festival will be shown in Ashland this weekend and next.                              
 

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