Francis McManamon Center for Digital Antiquity

Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity (Digital Antiquity), in the School for Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University. Digital Antiquity is devoted to improving the access to archaeological data and documents and ensuring their long term preservation and availability for current and future uses. He is co-author and co-editor of Caring for Digital Data in Archaeology: A Guide to Good Practice (Oxbow Books, 2013) with Julian Richards, Adam Brin, and Kieron NIven.

Before joining Digital Antiquity and SHESC in November, 2009, he was the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior (DoI) in Washington, DC. Dr. McManamon has been involved in the development of policy, regulations, and guidance for public archaeology in National Park system and throughout the government. He has special interests and expertise in archaeological resource management, the long-term access to and preservation of archaeological data, laws and regulations related to cultural resource management and historic preservation, and public outreach and education about archaeology and archaeological resources.

He represented the DoI in providing technical assistance for the Kennewick Man case and provided archaeological advice for the General Services Administration on the New York City African Burial Ground project. He served as an expert member of the United States delegations to UNESCO negotiations on illegal artifact trafficking and the protection of underwater archeological resources.

He has conducted archeological investigations in eastern North America, western Europe, and Micronesia.

He is coeditor of a collection of essays, The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation, published in 2006 by the University of Arizona Press. The book received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Book Award in 2006.

He is the general editor of the four-volume encyclopedia, Archaeology in America (Greenwood Press, 2009). The American Library Association named the encyclopedia an outstanding reference publication in 2010

Alternate Names: Francis McManamon , Francis McManamon , Francis Pierce-McManamon , Francis McManamon , Francis P. McManamon , Frank McManamon

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