Digging for meaning in “Avatar”

For those of you that missed it, the Archaeology Dept. here at Brown hosted a movie night  this past Monday featuring a screening of the blockbuster sci-fi thriller Avatar. Following the movie was a panel of commentators from the department to talk about the controversies and parallels that arose after Avatar hit the theater. How Avatar exactly connects with the study of archaeology is still up for debate… but the movie  was chosen by popular vote! Regardless, read up on what the panelists came up with after the jump. Continue Reading