The Olli Program at Eckerd College wishes to become a participant in International Archeology Day activities.
“Olli-the Osher lifelong Learning Institute-at Eckerd College is a non-profit education program designed for people age 50+ and open to all adult learners. Each year OLLI provides more than 300 intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups, local and international trips, and special events for its [over 1500 members] at several locations in Pinellas County [Florida].”
OllI’s goal “is to provide affordable, high quality, non-credit educational programs and experiences, enabling participants to enjoy learning and share cultural activities in a friendly welcoming environment.”
Using OLLI’S stated goal as our organizing principal, we have created the ALF PROGRAM (Archeology, Lunch and Film). From 10:00 until 12:30, participants will attend a morning screening of a Hollywood film, having an archaeological theme. Then, from 12:31 until 1:30, we will break for lunch, and from 1:31 until 3:00, an archaeologist and film historian will lead a discussion about the film and its relation to issues in archaeology.
This year’s program is entitled ARCHAEOLOGY VRS. TOMB RAIDING. Our archeologist is Dr. Davide Tanasi, and he will discuss the moral, ethical, and legal issues surrounding digs and explorations and lead a Q&A called CAN YOU DIG IT. The movie is RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Our presenter for the movie is Walter Ulbricht, who is one of our movie historians. Both he and Dr. Tanasi will discuss technical aspects of the movie and its representation of actual archeological practices.