Published January 13, 2015
The actor who helped glamorize archaeology on the big screen is lending his star power to the Archaeological Institute of America.
Harrison Ford, who portrays the adventure-seeking Indiana Jones, has been elected to the Boston-based organization's board of directors. The group promotes archaeological excavation, research, education and preservation worldwide.
AIA President Brian Rose says Ford's Indiana Jones character has played a major part in stimulating interest in archaeological exploration.
The latest installment in the series, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull," opens in U.S. theaters May 22.