When I am asked what I am studying and I respond “Anthropology,” there are several reactions that I get in return. They are mostly questions of “what is anthropology,” “do you like working with dinosaurs”, “that’s archaeology right?,” “you work with animals?,” or “you do what that one lady does in Bones.” I feel like I do mini Introduction to Anthropology presentations every time I talk to someone about what it is I am studying. Which makes for good practice. So this week’s Wordless Wednesday, I give you what the general public thinks we do as anthropologists through movie clips of popular movies and TV shows.
Studying Dinosaurs – Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones - because archaeology IS this dangerous
National Treasure – not too sure what he really is
Bones – a show about an actual anthropologist
Studying animals……animals are people too?
But some of us do study Primates!