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Archaeological Ceramics for Beginners: A Hands-On Activity for Introductory Classes
PROJECT Uploaded by: Benjamin Carter

This activity is designed for students who have little or no experience with archaeology and, in many ways, is a classic; archaeological ceramics activities or labs are offered at many institutions. So, why offer it up? For two reasons: first, as a well-proven option that new instructors can use in their classrooms that is explicitly connected to the Principles for Curricular Reform and, second, as a starter for conversations with experienced instructors. The activity engages students with a...


Archaeological Ceramics for Beginners: A Hands-On Activity for Introductory Classes (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Carter.

This activity is designed for students who have little or no experience with archaeology and, in many ways, is a classic; archaeological ceramics activities or labs are offered at many institutions. So, why offer it up? For two reasons: first, as a well-proven option that new instructors can use in their classrooms that is explicitly connected to the Principles for Curricular Reform and, second, as a starter for conversations with experienced instructors. The activity engages students with a...


Archaeological Pedagogy, Gentrification and the City: Community-Engaged Scholarship in San Francisco (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kim Christensen.

The Bay Area, and San Francisco in particular, is experiencing rapid gentrification due to the influx of highly-paid workers employed by the tech economy centered in Silicon Valley. As the cost of living increases, long-time residents are being actively pushed out, and various community organizations have sprung up in response to highlight and address these issues of gentrification, displacement, and homelessness. In this paper, I explore the process and results of partnering with community...


Archaeologists and the Pedagogy of Heritage: Preparing Scholar-Practitioners for Complex and Changing Heritage Work (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Phyllis Messenger.

Heritage studies and public history are the publicly engaged and community-accountable practices of historical scholarship, whether it is based in archival research, archaeology, architecture and preservation, landscape studies, or other related areas. Archaeologists share a commitment to public interpretation, education, and preservation with these other disciplines, and graduate education must reflect this reality. Today’s scholar-practitioners need to understand the connections and common...


Archaeology, Education, and Gentrification: The View From San Francisco (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kim Christensen.

San Francisco, and the Bay Area more broadly, is currently an epicenter of gentrification due largely to the tech economy.  Higher education is implicated in these processes too, though, as universities expand due to increased enrollment pressures.  This paper explores how these intersecting issues have played out during the first semester of teaching "Introduction to Archaeology" for the UC Berkeley/UC Extension San Francisco Fall Program for Freshmen as part of the American Cultures Engaged...


Building Scholars and Communities of Practice in Digital Heritage and Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ethan Watrall.

As digital methods have become more ubiquitous in archaeology, the challenge of teaching those methods has become important. Beyond the question of how and what we teach, however, there is an equally important challenge - how do we build communities of practice populated by scholars who are connected through a shared perspective on both the methods and the thoughtful application of those methods. In is within this context that this paper will explore an approach developed at Michigan State...


Community-based Research in the Archaeological Classroom (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Dean.

This poster focuses on the pedagogical challenges and educational outcomes of including excavations at a 19th century cemetery in an Introduction to Archaeology class. The research project was initiated by a local family when their cemetery was destroyed for farmland. Community-based research is archaeology for, by, and of local communities, a collaboration between community members and researchers. The Anthropology program at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) -- a small, public liberal...


A Course on "Digital Heritage Tools": A Reflexive, Engaging, and Ever-Changing Pedagogical Experience (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Richards-Rissetto.

Digital Heritage…? A definition could be "the valuing, protection, documentation, and understanding of humanity’s shared heritage through the application of digital tools, media, and digitally-enabled spaces." The take-away—Digital Heritage is a big concept. As scholars and educators making use of digital tools and methods, we face challenges of big data, rapidly changing technology, proprietary vs. open source, and the list goes on. Yet, increasing use of technology necessitates that we teach...


The Current State of Egyptology: An International Survey and Discussion (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carl Walsh. Justin Yoo. Paul van Pelt.

This paper suggests that Egyptology has reached a critical juncture in which the opening of the field to other areas, such as anthropology and sociology, is critical in revitalising and safeguarding the future of the discipline. Discourse beyond disciplinary boundaries is becoming increasingly important in academia, due to wider changes in university structures, employment, and funding opportunities. Given the current importance of these issues, the authors wanted to determine how these aspects...


Digital Archaeological Data in All the Classrooms: Case studies using the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) for Teaching Digital Methods in Graduate and Undergraduate Curricula (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. Carl DeMuth. Timothy Goddard. Joshua Wells. Eric Kansa. Kelsey Noack Myers.

This paper presents case studies in developing information literacy about archaeological methods and heritage resources, involving use of the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) in graduate and undergraduate programs at Adams State University and Indiana University. DINAA is a linked open data hub which uses archaeological site definitions as a core from which to explore further information, including excavation and collections data, scholarly publications, and related...


Engaging the "First Person" in the Past – BACAB CAAS Revisited (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lewis Messenger, Jr..

Descendant, often indigenous, communities, have felt varying degrees of tension between themselves and archaeologists. Historically this results from an archaeology that often treated ancient cultural materials as specimens to be scientifically analyzed. While seen as contributing to the greater knowledge, the sense of the ancient individual, of the person – those often perceived as direct ancestral kin of descendant communities – is lost. In many cases this has led toward feelings of distrust...


Forensic Archaeological Field Training: Pedagogy and Practice (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cheryl Johnston. Paul Martin. John Schweikart. Lucas Rolleri. Jane Brown.

In the discipline of archaeology the field school experience is considered the fundamental training that all archaeologists will experience along their educational pathway. These trainings are designed to teach the basic methods and critical thinking skills that are needed to conduct archaeological investigations. Within the realm of forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology an additional set of field school experiences have been developed to address the recovery of human remains and...


Forensic Archaeology and Today’s Student: Managing Expectations and Providing Rigor While Maintaining Best Practices (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexis Gray. Craig Goralski.

Fueled by the media and uniformed academic advisors, students are flooding into the field of forensics, often with unrealistic expectations of success and future employment. Although careers in forensic anthropology and archaeology are difficult to attain, today’s practitioners have the responsibility to prepare and train the field’s future members. This paper discusses the 2014 field season of the Unidentified Persons Project, a twenty-three student forensic archaeology field school that took...


Gelebte Geschichte 1804: Ein Türöffner in die Vergangenheit (2008)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heike Duisberg.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the EXARC Bibliography, originally compiled by Roeland Paardekooper, and updated. Most of these records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us using the...


A Hands-on Past: 3D Replication as a Form of Archaeological Engagement (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bonnie J. Clark. Michael Caston. Maeve Herrick.

Let’s face it: 3D printing is cool.  It is also, thanks to a push from many different sectors, much more affordable, flexible, and accessible through college campuses and even city libraries.  This presentation will focus on a recent project at the University of Denver where anthropologists teamed with the engineering and computer science school to take advantage of our different suites of knowledge.  Together we crafted curriculum for students from many different academic backgrounds to employ...


Improving Public Archaeology Through Educational Psychology and Pedagogy (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Garrett Leitermann.

Public archaeology is the means by which we as archaeologists demonstrate the value of our findings and research to our primary benefactors and supporters, the public. Public archaeology has been an increasingly important field within the realm of archaeology in recent decades with a constant desire and need for establishing new and effective ways of engaging the public and sharing with them the benefits of archaeological work. Recent efforts to improve the outreach programs at the University...


The Institution of Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marina La Salle.

Archaeology is perhaps now, more than ever before, a viable career choice for university students. Although academic positions seem to be dwindling, opportunities in contract, commercial, or compliance archaeology are skyrocketing as the development ethic of North American capitalism continues to expand. Armed with a field school and a handful of undergraduate courses, these new graduates represent the dominant practice of archaeology today. The question is, what are they practising? Who has...


Into the West(ern Plains): Results of the 2017 Bighorn Archaeology Field School, Park and Fremont Counties, Wyoming (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Van Alst. Laura Scheiber. Mackenzie Cory. Kirsten Hawley. Cally Steussy.

This presentation highlights several aspects of archaeological research and training undertaken by the Indiana University Bighorn Archaeology field school in its thirteenth year. Areas of study include documentation of Native residential campsites (stone circles) at the Heart Mountain Nature Conservancy; research at the Heart Mountain WWII Japanese American Confinement Site; photogrammetry of stone architecture (stone circles and cairns) and rock art around the Bighorn Basin; comparative rock...


Kinderaktivitäten in einem Museum. Erfahrungen und Probleme (2001)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrin Unterreiner.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the EXARC Bibliography, originally compiled by Roeland Paardekooper, and updated. Most of these records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us using the...


A Landmark Career: The Professional Legacy of the Lubbock Lake Landmark Program (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Backhouse.

For more than forty years the Lubbock Lake Landmark Regional Research Program has provided an immersive participatory environment for students to actively engage with and understand the past. The interdisciplinary nature of the investigations and rich archaeological setting of the Landmark itself have attracted participants to the program from across the globe. From inception the program has followed an apprenticeship rather than traditional field school model. For many of the hundreds of alumni...


LEADR at MSU - A Lab Approach to Digital Cultural Heritage in the Classroom (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brandon Locke. Brian Geyer.

Founded in August 2014, LEADR is both a physical space and a curriculum development initiative established as a collaboration between the Departments of History and Anthropology, and Matrix at Michigan State University. Fully equipped with large screens for group work, computers, cameras, 3D printers and scanners, microcomputing equipment, and other technology, LEADR is well equipped to facilitate innovative digital cultural heritage instruction and project development. The decentralized...


Learning NAGPRA: Nationwide Survey Results (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Teresa Nichols. April Sievert. Jayne-Leigh Thomas. Anne Pyburn.

Although the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was passed as federal legislation in 1990, it seems that many students do not receive comprehensive coverage of the law and its connections to the broader disciplinary histories of anthropology and museum studies and to professional research ethics. Indiana University was awarded NSF grants in 2014 and 2015 to conduct a nationwide study on NAGPRA teaching and training and to collaborate with specialists in preparing...


Making medieval toys: Using experimental archaeology to engage students in academic enquiry (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Halstad McGuire.

The early medieval period is often thought of as a grim, violent era, characterized by conflict and social inequality. It is typically dominated by adult male narratives, albeit with a growing body of work centred on women’s lives. Children have remained in the shadows, sometimes seen but rarely heard. There is limited archaeological evidence for children’s activities and even less appears in textual sources from the Middle Ages. This paper explores the ways in which medieval children’s toys and...


Paleoanthropology and Pedagogy: Raising Horizons for the Next Generations (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Shuttleworth.

The 21st century will be remembered as a period of exponential change within paleoanthropology. Though such developments pose academic challenges, an overlooked issue is how we communicate this information to students. A constantly changing foundation of knowledge that increasingly requires an understanding of complex theoretical techniques, coupled with the importance of student satisfaction surveys, educators are faced with a pedagogical dilemma: stick with ‘established’ teaching methods...


Parque arqueologico Minas de Gavá (Baix Llobregat-Barcelona). Experimentacion, experiencia y recursos pedagógicos (2011)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Antoni Palomo. Mónica Borrell. Josep Bosch. Montserrat Buch.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the EXARC Bibliography, originally compiled by Roeland Paardekooper, and updated. Most of these records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us using the...