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What is ‘The Archaeology of Tomb Raider’? 

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is an independent, fan-run website that shines a light on the archaeological sites, artefacts, and ancient cultures featured in the Tomb Raider game series and spin-off media.

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What can I find here?

Good question. Here are just some of the features we publish on this site:

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You say ‘we publish’. How many people run this site?

Actually, it’s just one person: me, Kelly M. I’m responsible for maintaining this site, creating most of its original content, and running its social media accounts.

If you want to learn a little more about me, you’ll find a short bio over here.

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I’m an archaeologist and I’m worried that the Tomb Raider series will give people the wrong impression about what archaeology is and what archaeologists do for a living.

I’m a mere enthusiast but even I am painfully aware that Lara’s archaeological methods leave a lot to be desired and that the depiction of archaeologists in popular culture has given the general public a very misleading and inaccurate impression of the profession.

I launched The Archaeology of Tomb Raider to:

  • Show gamers that there’s a huge difference between archaeology as an academic discipline and the treasure-hunting antics of Ms Croft;
  • Use the Tomb Raider series as a platform for further study and to inspire others to learn more about world history and archaeological sites, and;
  • Help establish the importance of protecting cultural heritage for future generations to study and enjoy.

If you’d like to know more about why I started this site, feel free to check out my article “Why I Blog About Archaeology (and Tomb Raider)”.

 

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How can I support this site? Do you have a Patreon?

I don’t have a Patreon account but you can show your support for this site by:

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