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Fake News about Antiquity: Fraud, Folly and Forgery in Archaeology

October 11, 2018 @ 12:15 pm EDT

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 1103 United States


AIA Society: Western Massachusetts

Do you trust archaeologists to tell you the truth about the past? The World Economic Forum recently announced that public trust in traditional journalism is at an all-time low. People increasingly rely on other sources for information, particularly new electronic media and partisan cable channels. The same trend is observed in ancient history and archaeology news, and scientific journalism in general. With many sensationalist media sources claiming to “rewrite history” with each new discovery, what tools does the public have to distinguish between the impossible, the improbable, and the truly groundbreaking?  Dr. Joseph Wilson will illustrate several key cases and help to illuminate the problem.

 

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Details

Date:
October 11, 2018
Time:
12:15 pm EDT
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Website:
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org

Contact

Kristina S. Guerin
Phone:
4133146488
Email:
kguerin@springfieldmuseums.org

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 1103 United States
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