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CRM and Public Engagement in the Northwest United States (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Mary C Petrich-Guy. Jeff Marks.

Cultural Resource Management, or CRM, accounts for most of the archaeology conducted in the United States but due to a number of varying factors such as budget, time, location, and legal constraints, public engagement initiated by private archaeological firms remains the exception and not the norm. The scope of work is often limited to adhering to the legal mandates prescribed to firms by federal and state governing bodies. CRM companies can take approaches to ensure that the public is informed...

Discoveries in Hatteras: embedding sustainability thinking into community engagement (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Aisling Tierney.

In 2015, University of Bristol students elected to join a sustainability education pilot project run in conjunction with the Croatoan Archaeology Society. The project was embedded into existing excavations at the early contact Native American site on Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, North Carolina. It focused on the larger environment, culture and ecosystems of the region and how they were affected by cultural exchange and the introduction of new technologies from the seventeenth century. Students...

In Progress: Updating and Redesigning the SAA's Archaeology For the Public Webpages (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Elizabeth Bollwerk. Eve Hargrave. Elizabeth Konwest. Rebecca Simon.

There is no doubt that public archaeology is delving into the digital realm. While the web provides a number of new and exciting avenues for the public to interact with archaeology, its complexity also introduces new challenges for individuals and organizations who want to use websites as an engagement tool. This paper discusses recent efforts to redesign a major online resource for public archaeology: the SAA's Archaeology For the Public website. The authors first provide a brief history of...

Landscape, Public Archaeology, and Memory (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Linda M. Ziegenbein.

     People engage with place and space in profound and commonplace ways, deriving and creating meaning from the environment around them.  People and spaces are co-created: while people imbue the landscape with meaning, those same meanings come to shape the people themselves.  Basso (1996) refers this process as a sensing of place.         Archaeologists and other anthropologists have long recognized the central role the landscape plays in the processes of memory creation and retention as well...

LEARNing with Archaeology at James Madison’s Montpelier: Engaging with the Public and Descendants through Immersive Archaeological Programs (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Meredith P. Luze. Matthew Reeves. Terry Brock.

At James Madison’s Montpelier, the LEARN program (Locate, Excavate, Analyze, Reconstruct, and Network) provides visitors with an immersive, hands-on experience in the archaeological process. The week-long LEARN expedition programs for metal detecting, excavation, laboratory analysis, and log cabin reconstruction offer participants an in-depth view of how Montpelier examines, interprets, and preserves its archaeological heritage. This paper examines the efficacy of these programs in communicating...

Making it Matter -- Public Archeology and Outreach to Diverse Communities in Baltimore (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Johns W. Hopkins.

To celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Baltimore Heritage in 2014 undertook an archeology project to document the defensive works erected to repel the British invasion in what is today a well used public park, and to engage park users, school kids, and nearby residents about the history of the battlefield-turned-park. The neighborhoods surrounding the project site are dense and racially diverse: roughly a third each of African American, Hispanic, and Caucasion. The year-long...

Reflections on Community Engagement & Digital Approaches: The Effects & Impacts of Different Tools (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Lynne Goldstein.

Archaeologists generally believe that public engagement is important and useful, and most believe they are doing so. Many have seen relative ease of use of the web as a panacea for such work. Having been involved in archaeological research, outreach and community engagement for over 40 years, I have experience with a variety of methods. As technology changes and we try to embrace new techniques, however, it is rare that we reconsider our overall engagement strategy, or create a specific plan....

Thinking Differently? How Digital Engagement, Teaching, and Research Have Influenced My Archaeological Knowledge (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Lynne Goldstein.

Having been a professional archaeologist for a very long time, I have used a variety of different tools. Since 1988, I have actively employed digital tools for archaeological research, teaching, and public engagement. This work has primarily been based in the Midwestern US, and has included both prehistoric and historic sites. In this paper, I highlight three examples and discuss the epistemological implications of the digital tools. The first is a Wisconsin projectile point book prepared almost...

What Do All These Broken Things Mean? Collectively Interpreting the Archaeology of The Hill Neighborhood in Easton, Maryland (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Tracy H. Jenkins.

The Hill neighborhood in Easton, Maryland, is a place where people have come together over the past 200 years to fight slavery, racism, economic marginalization, and gender inequity.  These efforts are reflected in the archaeological record.  However, the legacy of earlier generations is threatened by decades of disinvestment and a tide of gentrification.  The Hill Community Project therefore aims to use research, public interpretation, and preservation to revitalize the built and social fabric...

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