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FictionalArchaeologists

These characters have appeared in film, video and computer games, and fiction. Feel free to add any that have been overlooked. (See StepByStep for more information).

Indiana Jones
First appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and a slew of mass market paperbacks and games.

Lara Croft
Star of the Tomb Raider games, novels, and movies (starring Angelina Jolie).

Rhys Llewellyn
Space-travelling archaeologist in stories by SF writer Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff.

Amelia Peabody
This Victorian Egyptologist and sleuth and her family are the lead characters in a series of mysteries by Elizabeth Peters.

Elizabeth Mac Pherson
Forensic anthropologist in novels by Sharyn McCrumb.

Dirk Pitt
Star of novels by Clive Cussler, Pitt is the director of special projects for the National Underwater Maritime Administration and an all-around adventurer, treasure-discoverer, and villain-thwarter. Cussler has founded the National Underwater and Marine Agency, a real-life nonprofit organization based upon the NUMA of his novels and largely funded from the royalties on Cussler’s books.

River Song
River Song is an experienced future companion of Doctor Who,

See also the PopularArchaeology article by Cornelius Holtorf and a list of ArchaeologyFilms.


Created by kristin. Last Modification: Saturday 21 of May, 2011 01:00:35 UTC by kristin.