Public engagement (Other Keyword)

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And Then Sometimes, The Public Engages You (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Duane Quates. Laurie Rush. Margaret Schulz.

At Fort Drum, our responsiveness to public engagement has been a key element in creating scenarios that have benefited not only the program but the installation and the resource itself. In one example, pressure from Range Control and comments from the public resulted in the conversion of an off limits archaeological district into a training asset and further led to the site’s use in global stewardship training. In a second example, a seemingly ordinary visit from a family member of a Soldier...


The Archaeologist's Guide to Visual Communications (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lisa Milosavljevic.

With visual technology becoming more affordable, archaeologists are more able than ever to engage in global dialogue with how research can help answer questions about our past and play a role into where we are going, while celebrating our shared lifeways that unite us as a human species. Pulling examples from the 2016 Quilcapampa Archaeological Investigation Project field season, this research report will share the different ways in which projects can incorporate a visual communications strategy...


Citizen Science and the Selfish Archaeologist (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Gibb.

Organizing and implementing programs that engage defined and undefined groups of non-archaeologists can be time-consuming and demanding of resources. Most of us enter into them with good humor and a mixture of joy and stress. My approach to public engagement, saturated with selfishness, is through the concept of citizen science, and the evaluation measures summarized in this presentation reflect how well aspects of the program meet my needs. I intend to advocate for embracing, rather than just...


Coming in with a Tide, Going out with a Forklift: The Spring Break Shipwreck Project (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allyson Ropp.

This is an abstract from the "A Sudden Wreck: Interdisciplinary Research on the Spring Break Shipwreck, St Johns County, Florida" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Spring Break shipwreck washed ashore just north of St. Augustine in late March 2018. The media presence created a cultural phenomenon of the hull remains with stories and images spreading worldwide. The first four days of the project brought out thousands of people and a drive to...


A Different Kind of Screen Time: Using Emerging Mobile Geospatial Technologies to Engage with Public and Professional Audiences. (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph A. Downer.

Emerging technologies have empowered archaeologists to interact with the public in new and exciting ways. At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, archaeological staff are incorporating geospatial analysis and story-telling tools to present to, and interact with various public and professional audiences. This paper will briefly discuss the use of ESRI Storymaps to engage with and inform the public both in the field and from the comfort of their own homes. Further tools, such as ESRI’s collector...


Digging Deeper: Engaging High School Students with Working Class Heritage in Northeastern Pennsylvania (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Boyle. Dorothy Canevari.

This is an abstract from the "Communicating Working Class Heritage in the 21st Century: Values, Lessons, Methods, and Meanings" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Anthracite Heritage Project seeks to develop critical thinking skills in high school students through archaeological work at Eckley Miners’ Village Museum, located near Hazleton, Pennsylvania. At Eckley, students work alongside undergraduate and graduate students as they investigate...


Digital public archaeology in the UK - a review (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gabriel Moshenska.

This paper offers an overview of recent and emerging trends in digital public archaeology in the UK. It draws on examples of research and practice in public archaeology by academic, museum, amateur and professional archaeologists engaged in public engagement activities, as well as the emerging field of crowd-sourced and/or crowd-funded public archaeology in which digital public engagement has played a leading role. I take a sceptical view of some of the more extravagant claims made for digital...


Diving into the PAST: public engagement with Florida’s historic shipwrecks (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Della Scott-Ireton. Nicole Grinnan.

Florida’s historic shipwrecks are a natural draw for divers from all over the United States and the world. Many are located in warm, clear water, and all are home to an amazing variety of aquatic life. Capitalizing on the popularity of shipwrecks with sport divers, the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research developed the Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve program of interpreting historic shipwrecks for divers and snorkelers. Now numbering twelve shipwrecks, these "museums in the sea"...


The Egadi 10 Warship: From Excavation To Exhibition (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mateusz Polakowski.

The warships that took part in the Battle of the Egadi Islands (241 BC) have been investigated for over 10 years. The Egadi Islands Survey Project, a joint project of the Soprintendenza del Mare - Sicily and RPM Nautical Foundation aims to survey and excavate the battle site in order to better understand the events that took place at the Egadi Islands Battle. Interdisciplinary research and new technologies have allowed these studies to pursue new areas of inquiry previously unavailable....


Engagement, Research And Interpretations In The Archaeology of Religious Identity And Practice At The Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage, 1870s-1910s, At Four Corners, Troy, Michigan (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Research, Interpretation, and Engagement in Post-Contact Archaeology of the Great Lakes Region" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Lorain Campbell, the director of the Troy Historic Village in Michigan, asked me to direct excavations at the site of the Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage and Church that had been moved to the village. I invited my colleague Richard Stamps to co-direct the excavations with Oakland...


Florida Tales Through Ales: Archaeology Interpretation through Historically Inspired Ales (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Dietrich.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s East Central Region partnered with Wops Hops Brewing Company in Sanford Florida to engage the public through the “Florida Tales through Ales” lecture series wherein a presentation by an archaeologist was paired with an ale brewed inspired by the archaeological research. The first ale, “She’s a Beaut,” drew inspiration from the Black Drink to...


Hands On: The Archaeological Process At Work At Strawbery Banke Museum (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex D. Hagler.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Living history museums offer a unique environment for the public to experience aspects of life in the past for themselves. However, there is often very little opportunity for visitors to understand how archaeology can illuminate that understanding of life in the past. This poster will explore how demonstrating to the public the many steps necessary to turn an excavation into...


Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida): Engaging the Public to Monitor Heritage at Risk (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Miller.

Along Florida’s 8,000 miles of shoreline, nearly 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 recorded historic cemeteries are at risk from coastal erosion and rising sea levels. The matter remains complex in Florida where despite the 20 percent higher rate of sea level rise compared to the global average, "climate change" remains politically taboo. This paper will outline ongoing efforts to engage the public in monitoring coastal sites and the creation of the Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida)...


It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Public Engagement! One Summer Library Program as an Effective Outreach Platform (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachael Kangas.

Summer library programming is a crucial element of the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s (FPAN) outreach efforts. Library programs are a common and important part of FPAN's work as they allow us to explore multiple approaches to engagement and education. The program "Superheroes of Stewardship" was developed by FPAN for the Orange County Public Library System's summer programming in 2015, and serves as an example of the efficacy of queer archaeology in engaging and educating young audiences....


Making the Inaccessible Accessible: Public Archaeology at a 19th-Century Bathhouse in Alexandria, Virginia (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Catherine M Cartwright.

This paper examines Alexandria Archaeology’s foray into broadcasting archaeological excavations and findings through videos and social media. When excavations began at a well discovered by chance in the basement of a private residence, city archaeologists took a social media approach to reach and educatate the public about a site otherwise be inaccessible to them. Video updates of the excavation posted online allowed followers to witness the process of archaeological discovery and...


Museum Ethics and the Display of Archaeological Human Remains (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lia Tarle. George Nicholas. Hugo Cardoso.

Museums display archaeological human remains to educate visitors about past people’s lives, beliefs, and customs, and to encourage reflection. However, over the past fifty years, political changes, including civil rights, decolonization, and repatriation movements, have driven some museum professionals and academics to re-evaluate the authority of museums and their ethics. These developments have inspired discussions about the ethical treatment of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous human...


Pennsylvania Archaeological Shipwreck and Survey Team – A New Professional/Avocational Maritime Archaeology Organization (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ben L. Ford.

 PASST, the Pennsylvania Archaeological Shipwreck and Survey Team, was founded in 2013 as a collaboration between the Erie Regional Science Consortium, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and local constituents. The organization focuses on the submerged cultural heritage of the Pennsylvania portion of Lake Erie through education, outreach, and site documentation to inform divers and the general public of the importance...


Public Perception of the Ethics of Physical Anthropology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicole Burt.

The history of physical anthropology contains figures and movements that improperly used science to hurt or diminish other groups or was utilized by such movements after publication. This haunted past can manifest as a bumpy future for modern practitioners working under a shadow of racial typology, eugenics, and other horrific applications of their science. Anthropologists continue to be haunted where our peers in anatomy or biology are not, due in part, to our theoretical approach as a...


A review of the Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks program. (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily A Jateff. Em Blamey.

  The Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council invited regional maritime museums to submit local content, or ‘shipwreck stories’, for a nationally travelling banner exhibition on Australian shipwrecks. The final graphic panel exhibition, Submerged: stories of Australia's shipwrecks, is produced by the ANMM, touring nationally and free of charge from 2018. Host venues may display their own/loaned objects with the graphic panel exhibition and are provided...


Transcending Dualities and Forging Relationships: An Example from Staunton, Virginia (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tatiana Niculescu.

For archaeologists artifacts are data, objects to be measured, weighed, described, and interpreted.  They are items that can shed light on past political, economic, and social systems.  However, the objects we excavate in the field or study in museums also forge multiple connections and obligations in the present and into the future.   Considering objects in this way allows one not only to better understand the past, but also to more effectively engage the present. More effectively presenting...


The WAC Origins of the New York African Burial Ground Project (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Blakey.

This paper concerns the development of an interdisciplinary Project which studied 419 human remains at the 18th century cemetery for Africans enslaved in New York. The first World Archaeological Congress (1986) and Inter-Congress (1989) facilitated conversations among archaeologists and Indigenous peoples that would inspire change in archaeological practice. The African Burial Ground Project carried forward specific ideas of that encounter, joined with the activist scholarship and...