Cultural Heritage and Preservation (Other Keyword)

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3-D Scanning, LiDAR, and UASs in Cultural Property Protection (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carey Baxter. Michael Hargrave. George Calfas. Samuel Vance. Andrew Hamblin.

Archaeologists managing cultural resources on military installations have increasing opportunities to leverage unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), LiDAR, ground-based 3-D scanning, near-surface geophysics, and other remote sensing methods into their Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practices. These techniques are being integrated into CRM work under controlled conditions where adequate time and technical expertise is available. Military archaeologists are also developing Cultural Property...


’77 to ’17: Re-investigating the Perimeter of St. Catherines Island after Four Decades (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Blaber.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In 1977 Drs. Chester DePratter and David Hurst Thomas began a complete perimeter survey of St. Catherines Island. In their initial survey they identified more than 100 new archaeological sites that were either visible on the surface or eroding out of the bank of the island. Many of these sites were not investigated again until January 2017 when archaeologists...


Accountability as Litmus: The Work of Partnership in Collaborative Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jun Sunseri. Isabel Trujillo.

This is an abstract from the "Social Justice in Native North American Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology (BACA) Project strives to serve local interests regarding heritage management and narrative control in a community often relegated to lesser authority by the ongoing processes of settler colonialism. Can the partnership be a legitimate part of a decolonizing toolkit as the community...


The Afterlife of the Discovery of a Lifetime: Preservation of the Maya Murals of San Bartolo, Guatemala (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Angelyn Bass. Heather Hurst.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In 2001, rarely preserved Maya murals were discovered at the site of San Bartolo, Guatemala. Subsequent archaeological excavations revealed an elaborate artistic program of wall paintings and numerous hieroglyphic texts buried in successive architectural phases dating from ca. 400-100 B.C. The corpus of paintings found within the Las Pinturas pyramid includes...


Alternative Mexico: A Mobile Application for the Preservation of Mexico's Heritage (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sandra Lopez Varela.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. "México Alternativo" is a mobile application for iOS and Android platforms, drawing from the need to preserve and promote contemporary heritage resources that are of great value to Mexico’s citizens. Infrastructure building and promotion of urban lifeways to modernize and strengthen Mexico’s economy, has resulted in the appropriation by its citizens of modern...


Analytical Models for At-Risk Heritage Conservation and 3D GIS (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Arianna Campiani. Nicola Lercari. Ashley Lingle.

In the period 2011-2017, scholars from the University of California Merced and Cardiff University recorded the fragile earthen architecture of Çatalhöyük, Turkey employing cutting-edge conservation technologies to monitor the site and gather new data. Our goal was to model and analyze the site decay and plan conservation interventions. Tools and methods for this initiative include blending site monitoring data and digital documentation data from environmental data loggers, terrestrial laser...


Analyzing Urban and Industrial Threats to Heritage in Turkey Using Remote Sensing and GIS (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caitlin Curtis.

In Akçalar, Turkey, the location of the Neolithic-Chalcolithic Aktopraklık site, urban and industrial development present shocking social, cultural, and economic changes to the community. The local landscape is transforming as towering apartment complexes are quickly expanding into areas previously occupied by sprawling fields of crops. As documented ethnographically, these processes have heightened local awareness of the decline of community heritage values, like neighborliness, agricultural...


Ancient and Medieval Monuments from Romania and Spain as a Testimony of Transcontinental Links—Cultural and Scientific Aspects (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniela Turcanu-Carutiu. Rodica-Mariana Ion. Alessandro Ravotto. Sorin Tincu. Verginica Schroder.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The synergic approach to preserving and restoring chalk stone, artefacts, mosaics, and fresco surfaces, which belong to the cultural heritage, with archeomaterials brings novelty through transdisciplinarity. Applied research is needed to save some of the most important pieces of art and archeology belonging to the national cultural heritage and requiring...


Ancient DNA Analyses of Dental Calculus from Plains Village Collections (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cara Monroe. Paul Sandberg. Rita Austin. Marc Levine. Cecil Lewis.

More than a generation since the implementation of NAGPRA, many museums continue forward with the process of repatriation. This creates a unique opportunity for active and collaborative engagement of Native American communities in both the inception and implementation of scientific research. Biomolecular analyses of dental calculus can be an attractive research avenue because they address questions of mutual interest to tribes and scientists, and the sampling techniques are non-destructive to...


Archaeological Heritage Management in Mexico: Current Panorama (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jorge Rios Allier.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This poster examines the innovations of different finance mechanisms for cultural heritage management (FMCRM) in support of open archaeological sites at the subnational level in Mexico in the last few years. The federal states (subnational level) that have implemented these policies for at least ten years have had diverse designs, implementations, and results....


Archaeological Resource Protection: Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Antiquity Law among Land Managing Agencies (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregory Haverstock.

The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) of 1979 was partially intended to address shortcomings in previous federal antiquities law. While the act corrected constitutional deficiencies with the Antiquities Act, federal land management agencies still grapple with a number of practical, cultural, and institutional barriers in carrying out archaeological law enforcement. This paper examines issues facing ARPA enforcement from the perspective of a land management agency. Case studies and...


Archaeology as Activism: Cultural Heritage, Identity, and Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lana Dorr. Jada Langston. Sophia Coren. Horia Ciugudean. Colin Quinn.

This is an abstract from the "Advancing Public Perceptions of Sustainability through Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Activism through ethical community engagement is now a requirement, rather than an elective, of all scholars. Archaeologists have a responsibility to mobilize our understanding of the past, especially to achieve mutual goals we have with modern community partners with whom we work. As an example, we present a case study...


Archaeology of Resistance? Barbuda in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Boger. Sophia Perdikaris.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Barbuda, a small island in the Lesser Antilles, was directly hit by mega storm, Hurricane Irma, in September of 2017. 90-95% of the modern structures were either completely destroyed or lost their roofs, windows and doors. Additionally, there was tremendous loss to both intangible cultural heritage and heritage sites. Erosion in coastal areas decimated more...


Arctic Horizons: Forging Priorities for Arctic Social Sciences and NSF Funding (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shelby Anderson. Colleen Strawhacker. Aaron Presnall. Arctic Horizons Steering Committee.

This is an abstract from the "Celebrating Anna Kerttula's Contributions to Northern Research" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Arctic Horizons – a multi-institution collaboration funded through NSF's Arctic Social Science program – brought together the Arctic social science research community to reassess goals, potentials, and needs affecting the diverse disciplinary and transdisciplinary currents of social science research in the circumpolar North...


ARPA and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stanley Bond.

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. The Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and 54 U.S.C. 307103 (Title 54) exempt archeological site location data and other site information from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The digital age, however, provides site looters with a new range of tools to discover archeological site locations on federal and...


Arqueología Preventiva en México: experiencias, alcances, limitaciones y propuestas (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luis Pantoja. Guadalupe Zetina Gutiérrez. Ernesto Becerril Miró.

This is an abstract from the "La Práctica Arqueológica en México en Tiempos de Crisis: Escenarios, Problemáticas Claves, Actores, Acciones y Propuestas" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Son muchos son los riesgos en los que el Patrimonio Arqueológico en México se encuentra expuesto: el crecimiento de asentamientos humanos, las industrias que usan, transforman y reutilizan el territorio, así como el vandalismo, el saqueo y coleccionismo. Desde el...


At-Risk World Heritage and the Digital Humanities – An Overview of the UC Office of the President’s Research Catalyst Project (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas E. Levy. Margie Burton.

Recent current events have dramatically highlighted the vulnerability of the world's material cultural heritage. Funded by a University of California (UC) Office of the President’s Research Catalyst grant beginning in 2016, the At-Risk Cultural Heritage and the Digital Humanities project catalyzes a collaborative research effort by four UC campuses (San Diego, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Merced) to use cyber-archaeology and computer graphics to document and safeguard virtually some of the most...


Aztecs in the Empire City: The Rise and Fall of Ancient American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1877–1914 (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanne Pillsbury.

With the return of peace after the dislocations of the US Civil War, The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by businessmen, civic leaders, and artists in New York. Unlike its European counterparts, the institution had no royal collections on which to build. Its ancient American holdings grew through gifts and purchases from diplomats, philanthropists, and collectors. By 1900, with the acquisition of the Petich Collection of some 1500 "Aztec," and "Toltec" works, The American...


Background and Motivations: The Anthropology of K'uuyemugeh (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bruce Bernstein.

This is an abstract from the "From Collaboration to Partnership in Pojoaque, New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The K’uuyemugeh Project is designed to develop new methodologies, providing opportunities for Pojoaque community members to oversee, participate and interpret ancestral sites and their continuing relevance in telling ancestral and more recent histories. As a cultural anthropologist the work is also designed to bring the...


The Bandelier Preservation Program: Accomplishing the Vanishing Treasures Mission by Encouraging Traditional Building Skills and Descendant Community Involvement in the Preservation Process (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jonathan Stark. Myron Gonzales.

This is an abstract from the "The Vanishing Treasures Program: Celebrating 20 Years of National Park Service Historic Preservation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Preservation efforts at Bandelier National Monument have followed the Vanishing Treasures core mission for nearly 20 years. Today, the Bandelier Preservation Program maintains this tradition by way of numerous and varied preservation projects. Two projects in particular that adhere to...


"The Basin of Mexico: Ecological Processes in the Evolution of a Civilization" y nuestras excavaciones en el Sur de la Cuenca de Mexico (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mari Carmen Serra Puche.

This is an abstract from the "The Legacies of The Basin of Mexico: The Ecological Processes in the Evolution of a Civilization, Part 1" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Cuando llegó a nosotros el contenido The Basin of Mexico: Ecological Processes in the Evolution of a Civilization se nos abrió un horizonte nuevo para explorar una región fundamental de nuestro patrimonio arqueológico como es el sur de la cuenca de México. Guiados por las enseñanzas...


Bears Ears Archaeological Probability Models (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Burnett.

Currently encompassing over 1,300,000 acres, Bears Ears is notable for abundant cultural resources and is in a renewed spotlight following the 2017 recommendation by the Interior Secretary to reduce its acreage. Archaeological probability models were recently developed for lands within the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office, which encompasses the Bears Ears National Monument. Regardless of the outcomes of that process, these models were developed to help land...


Between Government and Grassroots: Archaeologists and Social Justice in International Contexts (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Claire Novotny.

Working at the community level is a crucial component of an engaged, socially just discipline. Advancing archaeology towards greater inclusivity is an increasingly common conversation within the discipline. The majority of literature on this topic focuses on grassroots efforts to include marginalized descendant communities or other stakeholders in research design, implementation, knowledge dissemination and curation. An ever present and often unanalyzed aspect of research (especially abroad),...


Beyond Ethical, Legal and Practical Considerations: Unprovenienced Archaeological Items at Descendant Tribal Heritage Centers and Museums (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Holly Metz.

This is an abstract from the "To Curate or Not to Curate: Surprises, Remorse, and Archaeological Grey Area" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The mission of the Huhugam Heritage Center, which is both a tribal and federal repository, is to "ensure our Akimel O’otham and Pee Posh cultures flourish for future generations." This includes not just the physical remains of ancestral culture, but the cultural practices themselves. While we care for the...


Beyond Solutionism? Digital Data and Threatened Cultural Heritage (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Kansa. Sarah Whitcher Kansa.

In his influential book "To Save Everything, Click Here" (2014), Evgeny Morozov coined the term "solutionism" to describe a utopian vision that innovation in digital technologies can solve complex social problems. Fueled by Silicon Valley wealth, digital technologies have an obvious glamor. The high-profile reconstruction of the Palmyra Arch by the Institute for Digital Archaeology exemplifies how governments, universities, corporate sponsors, and granting foundations use media attention on...