Talk Session: Archaeology and Video Games

A new generation of archaeologists are exploring video games; some examine the ways archaeology and the past are portrayed in video games, while others experiment with adapting archaeological methods to excavating virtual places. Archaeologists are also making video games and exploring the serious games movement as a form of public outreach.

Participants in this session are invited to discuss the above topics as well as ideas for incorporating historical narratives into video games, the importance of play in the learning process, and best practices for teaching with video games. If interested, participants can read short articles (2-3 pages) from several archaeologists engaged in this work, and freely available online at: www.saa.org/Portals/0/Nov2016_web.pdf.

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