Trading Shovels for Controllers: A Brief Exploration of the Portrayal of Archaeology in Video Games

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Reinhard, Andrew; Meyers Emery, Kathryn;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1080/14655187.2015.1112693
  • Subject: public archaeology | popular culture | outreach | archaeogaming | video games
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

Archaeology has been a persistent theme for video games, from the long-running Indiana Jones and Lara Croft franchises to more recent uses of archaeology in games like Destiny and World of Warcraft. In these games, archaeology is often portrayed as a search for treasure... View more
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