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Beyond the Death March: Scott Fedick´s Legacy as a Field School Director (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Bethany Morrison.

Beyond his career as a professor and researcher, Dr. Scott Fedick has been a patient and dedicated teacher of archaeological field schools. In this capacity he leaves a legacy of changed lives. This paper looks back on the BRASS and Yalahau field schools and the lasting impression they left on participants. It also discusses field school pedagogy, looking at what has changed and what remains the same since the days of Scott´s famous death marches. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR...

Forensic Archaeology and Today’s Student: Managing Expectations and Providing Rigor While Maintaining Best Practices (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT 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...

Healing through Heritage: Collaborative Archaeology as Process (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Bonnie Clark.

Heritage is never static, rather it is a constantly evolving set of practices, beliefs, and tangible touchstones. Collaborative archaeology sits firmly in that thicket, whether through the data we uncover, the stakeholders we engage, or even the media attention we draw. The archaeology of Amache, the site of a WWII-era Japanese American incarceration camp, is an exemplary test case for how research intertwined in a contemporary community can recast our discipline’s relationship to heritage. ...

High School Students, Archaeology, and Public Outreach (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Sara Belkin. Jennifer Wildt.

Since 2009, an archaeological field program for high school students has conducted excavations at the Mary M.B. Wakefield Estate in Milton Massachusetts. Co-Directed by two graduate students in Boston University’s Department of Archaeology, this program has taught professional level excavation methods to dozens of local and non-local students for two two-week sessions each July. These students work alongside graduate volunteers as they learn to excavate small to large units, draw plan views and...

Is There Strength in Numbers? An Evaluation of the Complementary Roles of Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Forensic Contexts (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Craig T. Goralski.

This paper explores the training and education that forensic anthropologists and forensic archaeologists have traditionally received, and how it is put into practice in forensic contexts. The substantial differences in theory, method, and practice between the two sub-disciplines will be summarized and how these differences shape what each can contribute in the field will be discussed. This paper will argue that although some overlap between the two sub-disciplines exists, contemporary...

Lessons from the Field: The Intersection of Field Schools and Public Land Management Concerns (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT David Witt. Charles Vandrei. Kristy Primeau.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation manages approximately 4 million acres of state owned land and an additional 910,000 acres through conservation easements with the stated goal “to conserve, improve, and protect New York’s natural resources and environment….” New York state law interprets “environment” broadly, including cultural and historic resources within the concept. Thousands of archaeological sites, ranging from Archaic camps to Revolutionary War battlefields to...

Studying the past with fragments from the fire: student research on an NSF-REU field school (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Paul Duffy. Julia Giblin. Györgyi Parditka. László Paja.

Significant population increases, the intensification of craft production and new forms of agricultural output characterize a major transition between the18th and 17th century BC on the Great Hungarian Plain. Many archaeologists consider these changes hallmarks of an emerging social class. Yet research from different parts of Eastern Europe suggests that societies were organized in a variety of ways during this regional florescence. This session describes recent investigations into a Bronze Age...

Thinking Outside The Panel: Using comics to engage with multiple audiences during archaeological field schools (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT John Swogger.

Comics are an effective medium for promoting engagement with archaeology, as they are able to communicate complex and detailed archaeological information to audiences unfamiliar with its concepts and practice. This communication is facilitated both through the comic itself and the process of creating it. During the University of Oregon's Palau Archaeology 2015 field school on the island of Palau, Micronesia, comics were used to present the ongoing results of excavations to multiple audiences....

An Update on the Unidentified Persons Project, San Bernardino, California: The Good, The Very Good, and the Ugly (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Craig Goralski. Alexis Gray.

In 2014, the Unidentified Persons Project transitioned from being a small scale volunteer-based project to a twenty-three student forensic archaeology field school, allowing for the exhumation and DNA sampling of a much larger number of individuals than had been previously possible. This paper will summarize the opportunities and challenges associated with this transition from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, and will discuss the evolution of the project’s research questions and...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America