In this assignment, you will choose and analyze an example of archaeology and its portrayal in
POPULAR CULTURE. Select a popular culture magazine, film, video game, or tv program (please
check with me first if you would like to write on another format of popular culture) that features
archaeology. You must use at least three peer-reviewed sources (that is, academic articles) to support
your argument. You may use ONE source from the reading list, but the other two you must find on your
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own. In your paper, you will briefly summarize your selected popular culture example and then
argue whether it contributes or detracts from the discipline of archaeology. You may want to reflect
on how archaeology/archaeologists are portrayed in your example and what messages are being
communicated to the consumer of this form of popular culture. Your assignment must be four to six
pages in length (four pages minimum, not including bibliography), double spaced, and use 12 pt. Times
New Roman, Calibri or Arial font. The paper must include a full bibliography of all references cited. Do
not forget that whatever example of pop culture you choose, you should also properly cite it and include
it in your bibliography! You must use IN-TEXT CITATIONS, not footnotes.