W7 Reflection Post

National Geographic’s popular TV show “Diggers” caused consternation and concern among the professional archaeology community which has led to the fact that Archaeologists have a long standing fruitful history interacting with National Geographic and responded to archaeology community. Based off of our lecture material, archaeologists might find how unethical archeology was portrayed and what type of behavior “diggers” showcased. The first main concern that was different was the fact that the show was more into showing the public what it found to make a possible sale instead of educating for a good cause, everything that was done was to dig up artifacts as quickly as possibly. What was particularly interesting as well was the fact that they left holes everywhere and weren’t careful when preserving the ground. They left holes everywhere. They would just go wherever and whenever they pleased and just started digging without thinking about what they were doing. They did not have accountability as to where and what they were causing and doing. Mainly, educated archeologists want to showcase value to really hold value to their findings. However, the video showed how people use to just show one person and sell it. Archeologists work to preserve and keep materials nice. The public what it found to make a possible sale instead of educating for a good cause, everything that was done was to dig up artifacts as quickly as possibly. What was particularly interesting as well was the fact that they left holes everywhere and weren’t careful when preserving the ground. They left holes everywhere. They would just go wherever and whenever they pleased and just started digging without thinking about what they were doing. Based off of our lecture material, archaeologists might find how unethical archeology was portrayed and what type of behavior “diggers” showcased. Mainly, educated archeologists want to showcase value to really hold value to their findings. However, the video showed how people use to just show one person and sell it. Archeologists work to preserve and keep materials nice. The public what it found to make a possible sale instead of educating for a good cause, everything that was done was to dig up artifacts as quickly as possibly. They did not have accountability as to where and what they were causing and doing. Mainly, educated archeologists want to showcase value to really hold value to their findings. However, the video showed how people use to just show one person and sell it. Archeologists work to preserve and keep materials nice. The public what it found to make a possible sale instead of educating for a good cause, everything that was done was to dig up artifacts as quickly as possibly.

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