Spring 2024


Splash Biography



WILL GERARDO, UC Berkeley fourth-year studying Anthropology.




Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Will Gerardo is a first-generation college student and fourth-year at UC Berkeley majoring in anthropology with an intended specialization in biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. He is currently working on an honors thesis about the bioethics and utilization of anatomical collections, and excited to teach biological anthropology to curious students!



Past Classes

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S1137: THE SKELETON: Bioarchaeology & Forensics & Osteology in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Yeah, the skeleton....pretty cool. Ever wondered about just how weird and interesting your bones are? This class will introduce you to the bones in your body and how careers in science-related fields study them. Using research studies, archaeological context, and popular TV shows like Bones, we will discuss how different fields approach them. **Forewarning: Images of skeletal remains will be shown. NO graphic content will be shown.


O1138: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.


O953: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.


S954: THE SKELETON: Bioarchaeology & Forensics & Osteology in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
Yeah, the skeleton....pretty cool. Ever wondered about just how weird and interesting your bones are? This class will introduce you to the bones in your body and how careers in science-related fields study them. Using research studies, archaeological context, and popular TV shows like Bones, we will discuss how different fields approach them. **Forewarning: Images of skeletal remains will be shown. NO graphic content will be shown.


S872: THE SKELETON: Bioarchaeology & Forensics & Osteology in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16 - Oct. 29, 2022)
Yeah, the skeleton....pretty cool. Ever wondered about just how weird and interesting your bones are? This class will introduce you to the bones in your body and how careers in science-related fields study them. Using research studies, archaeological context, and popular TV shows like Bones, we will discuss how different fields approach them. **Forewarning: Images of skeletal remains will be shown. NO graphic content will be shown.


O873: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16 - Oct. 29, 2022)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.


O874: Intro to Anthropology in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16 - Oct. 29, 2022)
Want to research human evolution, find artifacts, trace the DNA in human bones, or perform cross-cultural analyses? These are all things anthropologists do! Anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of humans across dozens of different fields. In this course, we will discuss anthropology and its three major subfields: socio-cultural, archaeology, and biological anthropology. We will also look at what anthropologists do and what jobs they have after graduation. Finally, we will learn about how cultural groups have been affected by anthropology and how modern anthropologists are revolutionizing the field.


O784: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Fall 2021 (Oct. 30, 2021)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.


S785: THE SKELETON: Bioarchaeology & Forensics & Osteology in Splash Fall 2021 (Oct. 30, 2021)
Yeah, the skeleton....pretty cool. Ever wondered about just how weird and interesting your bones are? This class will introduce you to the bones in your body and how careers in science-related fields study them. Using research studies, archaeological context, and popular TV shows like Bones, we will discuss how different fields approach them. **Forewarning: Images of skeletal remains will be shown. NO graphic content will be shown.


O843: Intro to Anthropology in Splash Fall 2021 (Oct. 30, 2021)
Want to research human evolution, find artifacts, trace the DNA in human bones, or perform cross-cultural analyses? These are all things anthropologists do! Anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of humans across dozens of different fields. In this course, we will discuss anthropology and its three major subfields: socio-cultural, archaeology, and biological anthropology. We will also look at what anthropologists do and what jobs they have after graduation. Finally, we will learn about how cultural groups have been affected by anthropology and how modern anthropologists are revolutionizing the field.


O762: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.


O621: Archaeological Myths and Misrepresentations in Video Games and Films in Splash Fall 2020 (Oct. 31, 2020)
Archaeology? What is it? This class will introduce you to the archaeological inaccuracies and falsified depictions in popular video games and films. Along with some background context and innovative discussion, we will tackle how archaeological stereotypes are perceived! We will talk about games such as Tomb Raider, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and more! Also, films like Indiana Jones and Night at the Museum will be explored.