Posted February 10, 2012
TOP TEN REASONS WHY ARCHAEOLOGY ROCKS AT THE OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: NUMBER EIGHT
8. Because while we may not have anyone on our staff as exciting as Indiana Jones, at least we don’t attract Soviet agents to the city to engage in reckless car chases though OSUs campus. We think Indy is great even though many archaeologists complain that his escapades make a mockery of archaeology. That’s as may be, but at least he’s not a mad scientist trying to take over the world. He is passionate about his work and believes that cultural treasures belong in museums. The destruction to archaeological sites, museum collection facilities, and college campuses that seems to follow inexorably in his wake certainly is regrettable, however. Here is a link to a document purporting to be a letter rejecting Indy’s application for tenure at Marshall University: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/back-from-yet-another-globetrotting-adventure-indiana-jones-checks-his-mail-and-discovers-that-his-bid-for-tenure-has-been-denied It could be authentic. Universities hardly ever take occult knowledge and proficiency in firearms into account in their tenure decisions. And Prof. Stevens could just have been jealous of Indy’s popularity among the students.
And here’s the link for Number 7: http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/02/top-ten-reasons-why-archaeology-rocks_11.html