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Lengthier Studies, Fewer Explosions: How Mass Effect Showcases the Future of Archaeology Through Liara T'Son

Author(s): Diana L Johnson ; Katherine D. Thomas

Year: 2017

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As we celebrate 50 years of the Society for Historical Archaeology, we must decide what our future will look like. In Bioware’s Mass Effect series, we can see what an archaeologist will look like in the future. Liara T’soni is a xenoarchaeologist, alien, and one of the main characters of the series. Throughout her journey, your hero helps her with her professional goals, and her profession helps you accomplish the task of helping the universe. This paper will explore her professional life in the game as a way of imaging the future of archaeologists.


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Lengthier Studies, Fewer Explosions: How Mass Effect Showcases the Future of Archaeology Through Liara T'Son. Diana L Johnson, Katherine D. Thomas. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435149)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America