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Combatting the Curation Crisis in North Carolina (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Abigail Heller. Mary Schmidt.

Archaeologists have an obligation to ensure the long-term survival and accessibility of collections that embody the tangible remains of community heritage and collective history. This study presents two examples of collaboration between state- and university-based archaeologists that address the current curation crisis and provide much needed training for future professionals. The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology Research Center (OSARC) is the state’s repository and steward for...


Excavating the Collections: Redefining Archaeological Practice in the 21st Century through Utilizing Existing Assemblages (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Stansell.

The Northridge Archaeological Research Center (NARC), which began as a student club on the campus of San Fernando Valley State College in 1969, was involved in more than 800 cultural resource management projects throughout Southern California before falling inactive in 1996. Accessibility of the collections has been variable over the years. In recent years however, these legacy collections which are now housed at and administered by the Anthropological Research Institute at California State...


From the Attic to the Basement: Rehousing the Archaeological Collection at Carlyle House Historic Park (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Casey D. Pecoraro.

The John Carlyle House, a ca. 1753 structure located in Alexandria, Virginia, is owned and operated as a historic house museum and park by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.  Limited archaeological survey of the site was conducted by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission in 1973, and the subsequent salvage excavations of four features were performed during restoration work on the house undertaken between 1974 and 1976.  The artifact assemblage was later processed, catalogued and...


A Tale of Two Early Jails: Reconstructing the Archaeological Context at site 8ES1340 in Pensacola, Florida (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meghan M. Mumford.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. As the cost and space associated with curating large amounts of excavated materials surmount available resources, researchers have justified curating such collections by advocating their research potential and contribution to new archaeological perspectives (Voss 2012; Voss and Kane...