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3D Cyber-Archaeology Dissemination through Scientific Visualization - Personal and Large-Scale Virtual Reality Platforms (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jurgen Schulze. Connor Smith. Philip Weber. Thomas DeFanti. Thomas E. Levy.

We created a walk-up virtual reality system consisting of six large 3D TV displays with 4k resolution, for easy dissemination of spatial and three-dimensional archaeological findings. We call this system the CAVE Kiosk. The system has been placed in the campus library to make it easily accessible to the entire campus community. We currently support three types of data: regular photographs, high resolution panoramic stereo photographs, point clouds such as from LIDAR scanners, and 3D models such...


Academic Jobs in Archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert Speakman. Victor Thompson. KC Jones. Isabelle Lulewicz. Carla Hadden.

Over the past three decades, competition for archaeology faculty jobs at North American colleges and universities has risen significantly. Although the numbers of doctorates in anthropology has increased by approximately 70%, the numbers of new faculty positions has remained relatively constant. The present study examines academic job market trends using data derived from the 2014—2015 American Anthropological Association AnthroGuide. We identify which universities are the most successful at...


Adapting Project Archaeology Curriculum in Southern New Mexico (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Michel.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The purpose of this poster is to develop an educational curriculum on archaeology to be used for a K-12 audience by adapting an existing program, put forward by the BLM, Project Archaeology. This new curriculum, "The Archaeology of Home," seeks to engage the public within southern New Mexico and to convey the value of stewardship and preservation. The area of...


Anthropology is Elemental: Teaching Children Using a Four-Field Approach (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley Stewart. J. Lynn Funkhouser. Avery McNeece. Christopher Lynn. Omega Rakotomalala.

Public outreach and education are essential for the future of archaeology. While many organizations are actively involved in informing the public on the value of archaeological knowledge and the importance of preservation, the majority of in-depth education on archaeology and anthropology as a whole remains at the university level. Anthropology is Elemental is an education and outreach program that teaches four-field anthropological concepts to elementary school students through a...


Archaeological Field Schools Beyond Buzzwords: Engaging with Critical Pedagogy while Connecting with Administrative Goals (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mackenzie Cory.

Although archaeological field schools are widely accepted as a prerequisite for employment in the field, a disconnect has developed between universities sponsoring these courses and the instructors who teach them. Field schools are unique experiential learning opportunities, the value of which can be difficult to communicate to university administrators who set course minimum enrollments and summer tuition rates. Instead of just thinking of field schools as a means to teach skills necessary...


Archaeologists as Early Adopters and Critical Remediators at UC Berkeley’s MACTiA (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ruth Tringham.

This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In this presentation, I revisit the digital training that was carried out by myself and colleagues at the UC Berkeley Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA). During the period of its existence (1998-2011) the program transformed itself enormously not only in response to...


Archaeologists’ Role in New Approaches to Heritage Studies and Heritage Protection (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Phyllis Messenger.

This is an abstract from the "New Perspectives on Heritage Protection: Accomplishing Goals" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. If conceptions of heritage are based on a community’s shared values, then it should follow that protection of heritage assets would also be built on those shared values. However, we live in an imperfect world of diverse, often competing stakeholders who assign different values to heritage. Nevertheless, archaeologists and...


Archaeology and Literacy: Students Journey across the American Southwest (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Turrietta.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Every year my fifth grade students trace a wagon train from Iowa to California across the American Southwest by reading Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl. Drawn from real events and contemporary diaries, Sallie Fox encounters a new landscape through the eyes of a young girl moving to a new life in the West. She records the...


Archaeology AskHistorians: Public-driven Inquiry and Outreach in the Digital Age (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Corey Bowen.

With over 640,000 subscribers and 1.6 million unique monthly views, AskHistorians is the Internet’s largest public history education forum. AskHistorians’ simple Q&A format connects people with questions about the past to those with expert-level knowledge in the topic at hand, be it armored snails or erotic Moche pottery. Users of the popular, if controversial, social media site reddit post questions to the AskHistorians forum, and receive responses from a diverse panel of volunteers selected...


Archaeology for the Incarcerated (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian Clark.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Anthropologists have long defended the social value of their work beyond the immediate acquisition of new knowledge. In archaeology, community engagement and public outreach are now common and desirable. In general education, we tout the powers of archaeology classes to inform students of where we have come from, to appreciate diversity, and to be more...


Archaeology for the People: Community-Based Research, Hands-On Education, and their Place in Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cailey Mullins.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeology has long captured the minds of the public, but it has not always been as open to community involvement as it could be. How could the field change if our research was run by, with, and for communities? How can archaeology shape the minds of young people through educational programs? When used in a hands-on educational manner,...


"Archaeology is just a more productive form of boring": Learning by Doing on the Kenyon-Honduras Program (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marne Ausec.

This is an abstract from the "I Love Sherds and Parasites: A Festschrift in Honor of Pat Urban and Ed Schortman" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Long before terms like "underrepresented," "community engaged learning," and "undergraduate research" were popular in the field of study abroad, Urban and Schortman gave undergraduates an unparalleled field research experience. This paper explores some of the highlights of the student experience, while...


Artifacts and Lesson Plans: Using 3D Technologies to Teach Archeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meg Winnick.

This is an abstract from the "NPS Archeology: Engaging the Public through Education and Recreation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archeology education initiatives can benefit from 3D technologies to develop further engagement between archeological artifacts and the public. In the summer of 2018, the National Park Service in collaboration with the National Council of Preservation Education crafted a project to help NPS write guidelines for parks...


Back to School: A Review of the Southeast Archeological Center’s Focused Efforts in the Fields of Outreach, Education, Engagement and Relevancy (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thadra Stanton.

This is an abstract from the "NPS Archeology: Engaging the Public through Education and Recreation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. On-going efforts to increase outreach, education, engagement and relevancy for the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) over the past 8 years have resulted in the increased visibility of SEAC, the National Park Service, and archeology. SEAC has worked with educators through the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program to...


A Backcountry Learning Laboratory: Archeology and Internships at Petrified Forest National Park (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina Erickson. William Reitze.

This is an abstract from the "NPS Archeology: Engaging the Public through Education and Recreation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Beginning in 2012 Petrified Forest National Park developed an archeological internship program designed to bring young professionals into the park for training, education, and outreach with the public. Since then the park has had 31 student interns. The internship program involves students working directly with...


Best Strategies for Field-based Training in Data Recording and Management (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne Austin. Ixchel Faniel. Eric Kansa. Jennifer Jacobs. Ran Boytner.

This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. A student’s first experience with archaeological recording is frequently in a field school setting. Yet, field school data recording practices can quickly evolve as archaeological projects integrate new technology, change excavation strategies, and investigate new research questions. How do these...


Building a Stronger Network: assessing and reconfiguring a national archaeology curricula delivery program (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erika Malo. Jeanne Moe.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Project Archaeology, a national archaeology education program, relies on a diverse network of educators, museum professionals, and archaeologists certified as Master Teachers. Master Teachers provide nationwide professional development on the implementation of Project Archaeology’s curricula. Master Teachers are trained through a weeklong...


Building Capacity and Communities of Practice in Digital Heritage and Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ethan Watrall.

This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. As digital methods have become ubiquitous and critical in archaeology and heritage, the challenge of teaching those methods has become more complex. More importantly, we’re being faced with an equally important challenge - how do we build and foster communities in which scholars are connected through...


Can the Field School Be Improved? Lessons Learned through Education Research of an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carol Colaninno-Meeks. John Chick.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. For many undergraduate anthropology majors, participation in an archaeological field school is the entry point to a professional career in the discipline. Despite the importance of field schools, few scholars have investigated the learning outcomes students gain or lasting impacts, either negative or positive, from participation in...


Chicanxperimental Archaeology: Inclusion and Inclusions in the Experimental Construction of Earthen Ovens (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Albert Gonzalez.

This is an abstract from the "Chicanx Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper describes the pedagogical and scientific results of the construction and testing of several miniature scale Mexican-style adobe ovens (hornos) by faculty and students in Anthropology at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). Findings are divided into three sections: Adobe as Teaching Technology, Adobe as Construction Technology, and Adobe and...


Classroom to Camp: Implementation and Assessment of Archaeology K12 Curriculum at a Girl Scouts Camp in Southeastern Utah (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samantha Kirkley. Jeanne Moe.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Project Archaeology is a heritage education organization dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. It is a diverse network of educators that make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through...


Climate Change, Capacity-Building and Local Engagement: Report on the 2018 Arctic Viking Field School, Vatnahverfi, South Greenland (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hans Harmsen. Christian Koch Madsen. Elie Pinta. Michael Nielsen.

This is an abstract from the "Accelerating Environmental Change Threats to Cultural Heritage: Serious Challenges, Promising Responses" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Eastern Arctic is currently observed to be undergoing significant environmental change as a direct consequence of global warming. For archaeologists working in Greenland, this means the rapid and complete loss of cultural remains due to changing soil conditions. As annual...


Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Prasciunas. Cristin Lucas. Lea Mason-Kohlmeyer. Helen O'Brien. David Stephen.

This is an abstract from the "Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Undergraduate archaeology students traditionally have few opportunities to gain meaningful archaeological field and/or research experience while pursuing academic goals such as degrees or certificates. This lack of opportunity can negatively impact students’ success in the next...


Complex Lives, Simple Stories: Relations of Power Embedded in Museum Interpretation (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elisabeth Stone.

This is an abstract from the "Ann F. Ramenofsky: Papers in Honor of a Non-Normative Career" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Museums are a primary platform by which the public engages the past. Museum interpretation is tied to concrete, well-defined storylines, and tends to avoid the complexity of competing narratives, reinforcing the idea that there can be a single understanding of the past. Where there were vibrant communities rich with human...


Confronting Popular Perceptions of a Violent Past: Active Learning Strategies for a Large Introduction to Archaeology Course (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Sharp.

One goal of archaeological pedagogy is to make students question assumptions about "progress" and the relationship between modern human beings and their historical ancestors. One persistent idea is that violence has declined over time, which coupled with stereotypical illustrations of the past as particularly savage, influence how students conceptualize violence today. Developing teaching strategies that ask students to confront popular assumptions about violence can be difficult in introductory...