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The Real Life Indiana Jones: The Biography of V. Gordon Childe - The Man Who Inspired a Cinematic Iconby Fergus Mason
While some have contended T.E. Lawrence was
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Indiana Jones made anthropology sexy. His adventures took him through all corners of the world and made the life of an academic professor seem more fit for a CIA field agent. Very few cinema legends, however, can survive without taking inspiration from real life people--that is certainly the case with Indiana Jones.
While some have contended T.E. Lawrence was the inspiration for Jones, a better candidate is someone a little less known in the world of pop culture. His name was V. Gordon Childe. While he may not be known to the mainstream world, his contribution to the world of anthropology were greater than few others. This biography will explore the man and the legend, and let you come to your own conclusion about if he was the real Indiana Jones.
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