Anthro on TV a lot

Keith Dever (
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 06:29:09 +0000

Why has Anthropology enjoyed such a surge in coverage on TV lately? Examples
are _The Human Quest_ and _Vanishing Worlds_. What have anthropologists done
to arouse interest among the mass media? Whatever it is, perhaps if we are
aware of it we can continue to do it and raise the collective conscience of
viewers (or is that too lofty a goal?). What do you think?