Harrison Ford, the actor who created the on-screen archaeologist "Indiana Jones", has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Archaeological Institute of America. The AIA is North America's oldest and largest non-profit organization devoted to archaeology, and promotes archaeological research, education, excavation, and preservation around the world.

"Knowledge is power, and understanding the past can only help us in dealing witht the present and the future," Ford said.

The film star's new movie, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL opens next week.

You can read more about Ford's new position here, and go here to learn more about some alleged crystal skull archaeological finds that inspired his new movie. Also, JGordon did a previous post on Indy and crystal skulls here.

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JGordon says:

Kind of ironic that every archaeology 101 class in the world starts with the professor saying something like, "I love Indiana Jones, but that's not archaeology."
But, then again, I suppose it would be difficult to find something that has brought about as much public interest in archaeology as any one Indiana Jones movie.

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 10:13am

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