Real Archaeologists Don’t Wear Fedoras and Crack Their Whips

Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark
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At least not without copious amounts of beer.

The rumor mill is a-buzz with chatter about Indiana Jones V. After going from magical boxes to magical cups (even die-hard fans will try to pretend magical stones didn’t really happen with a second movie) then finally to crystal skulls from space aliens, there can only be an improvement, right?

Perhaps an adventure about real archaeology? Yeah, right.

According to Den of Geek, the best rumors place the next Indiana Jones in the Bermuda Triangle.

From the link above:

“George [Lucas] and Steven [Spielberg] have been working on a script and it’s almost there,” a source told the New Zealand website. “Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year. This looks like being an emotional and exciting conclusion to the franchise, with Indy facing his biggest challenge yet.”

For most Indy fans, the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the western North Atlantic where a number of ships and aeroplanes have disappeared, is where The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull should have gone […] the premise at least sounds vaguely plausible…

Plausible?

At least it gives me more pseudoscience and pseudoarchaeology to write about!

In my opinion, the best efforts of the Indiana Jones franchise are the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

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Professional archaeologist that currently works for the United States Forest Service at the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee. I'm also a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army and spent another 10 years doing adventure programming with at-risk teens before earning my master's degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.