Public and Community Archaeology (Other Keyword)

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Ancient Egyptian Curses and Bog Bodies: The Role of Pseudoarchaeology in Tumblr's Subculture (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma Verstraete.

This is an abstract from the "Interactions with Pseudoarchaeology: Approaches to the Use of Social Media and the Internet for Correcting Misconceptions of Archaeology in Virtual Spaces" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Current digital tools and social media provide a near constant stream of data. While the trustworthiness of this data may be suspect, communication mediums such as internet memes and Tumblr blog posts saturate common search results....


Answering Pseudoarchaeology from the Repository (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lauren Bussiere.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. As an archaeological repository, the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Archeological Research Laboratory is simultaneously a public-facing entity and a gatekeeper, standing between the public and a massive corpus of sensitive archaeological evidence in the form of held-in-trust archaeological collections and records. It is therefore not surprising that...


Archaeological Collaboration in Northwest Wyoming: Recording BLM Sites with College Students (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. Gregory Smith. Kierson Crume.

This is an abstract from the "Collaborative and Community-Based Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper reports on a developing collaboration in northwest Wyoming between Northwest College (NWC) and the Bureau of Land Management, Cody Field Office (BLM). The collaboration began as an informal partnership where college students visited prehistoric archaeological sites on BLM land as part of an extra credit field trip. This past fall,...


Archaeological Survey in Southeastern Arizona: Partnering with Landowners and Local Informants (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Whisenhunt. Kristin Corl. John Whisenhunt. Robert Hard. John Roney.

Southeastern Arizona’s upper Gila River Valley is an understudied area once heavily occupied by prehistoric people from the Early Agriculture to Salado periods. Over time, many important archaeological sites in the Duncan-York Valley, particularly those of large, aggregated communities, were extensively looted or destroyed due to agricultural and construction leveling. To document and, ideally, preserve the remains of these vulnerable sites, we have emphasized establishing relationships of trust...


Archaeologist-Collector Collaborations in the San Luis Valley: A Case Study (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nikki Mills.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This research project explores the ways in which the professional world of archaeology clashes with collectors, and how understanding both domains is vital to furthering knowledge of the past. By combining methods of collaboration as well as ethnohistory and field methodologies, professionals and other stewards of the past can retro-actively document sites...


Archaeologists for Autism: 5 Years and Counting of Bringing Archaeology to Children and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Penders.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, and at the same time, we aim to provide children on the spectrum and their families with a chance to experience archaeology (as well as paleontology, history and Native American heritage) in a fun, low stress environment. We present the...


Archaeology as a Public Good: the Summer Field School Program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan Prezzano.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology as a Public Good: Why Studying Archaeology Creates Good Careers and Good Citizens" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. During the past twenty years, the anthropology program at Clarion University, a small public university in rural western Pennsylvania, participated in a partnership with the Heritage Program of the Allegheny National Forest focused on the excavation of archaeological sites within the boundaries...


The Archaeology of the Acari Valley and the Legacy of Francis Allen "Fritz" Riddell (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina Bettcher. Lidio Valdez.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ACARI VALLEY AND THE LEGACY OF FRANCIS ALLEN "FRITZ" RIDDELL Katrina J. Bettcher & Lidio M. Valdez In 1954, newlywed archaeologists Francis Allen "Fritz" Riddell and Dorothy Menzel arrived in the Acari Valley on the south coast of Peru with the purpose of investigating the site of Tambo Viejo as part of the Inca Royal Highway Project directed by Victor von Hagen. Various sites in the region were recorded and investigated. After retirement in the early 1980s, Fritz was...


Arqueologia y Comunidad en la provincia de Manabi, dos casos de estudio (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Juan Jijon. Marcos Labrada.

This is an abstract from the "Working with the Community in Ecuador" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Tabuga, pequeña comunidad agrícola del norte de Manabi corresponde a un importante sitio arqueológico de la cultura Jama-Coaque (500 ac - 1650 dc). Ante años de expolio por huaqueros, del bloqueo del acceso al mar por el narcotráfico y de la falta de interés por la autoridades locales, la comunidad de Tabuga ha decidido enfrentar estos obstáculos...


Assessment and Evaluation of Florida’s Citizen-Science Program to Address Climate Change: Heritage Monitoring Scouts of Florida (HMS Florida) (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Miller. Laura Clark.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) launched the citizen science-based Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) program statewide during the fall of 2016 in part to assist Florida’s Division of Historical Resources, which currently does not have the budget or policy permissions in place for climate change concerned initiatives. During the first year, 233 volunteers signed up and submitted over 312 monitoring forms from across the state. This paper will provide affordances and...


At Risk Cultural Heritage and the Power of Communities (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Willeke Wendrich.

In the years of willful destruction of cultural heritage as part of an extremist obliteration of the past, there have been several instances in the news of local populations taking stance against these destructive forces. In some cases protection of cultural heritage has become a voice against suppression and the reconstruction of destroyed monuments, e.g. through 3D printing and resurrecting lost parts, an act of defiance. Most destruction of cultural heritage, however, takes place much more...


Balancing Public and Professional Interests in Archaeology from a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Perspective (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Rissetto. Kelli Bacon.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. As the public increases its influence over how the discipline of archaeology defines its scientific and educational value, state-sponsored archaeological institutions, such as the State Historic Preservation Office, must continue to adapt to satisfy their professional and public audiences. In 2017, the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO)...


Beer, Bologna, and Beaux-Esprits: A Legacy of John R. White (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Parker.

This paper discusses the public engagement of the late Dr. John R White through stories, observations, and news media. White, who passed away in 2009, had been an archaeologist at Youngstown State University, where he led excavations, gave interviews, and presented the past since 1971. For many residents of the Mahoning Valley, White was a fixture, often teaching archaeology to his students, then later their children, and finally the grandchildren over the course of four decades. Not content to...


The Benefits and Challenges of Active Excavations as Tools for Interpretation and Public Outreach: Examples from Blackwater Draw Locality 1 (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brendon Asher. Heather Smith.

This is an abstract from the "Touching the Past: Public Archaeology Engagement through Existing Collections" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Blackwater Draw Locality 1 is one of few archaeological sites in North America open to the public with exposed cultural deposits on permanent display and protected by an enclosed structure. With deposits spanning the last 13,000 years, the locality provides a unique opportunity to interpret in situ past human...


Blackwater Draw: Turning Student Research into Public Outreach (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tawnya Waggle. Laura Hronec. Jasmine Kidwell. Donald Purdon. Jenna Domeischel.

Blackwater Draw is known world-wide as the type-site for Clovis culture— the first demonstrable evidence of humans hunting mammoths in the New World. However, as a resource of Eastern New Mexico University, Blackwater Draw is also a valuable tool for creating connections between student research and community engagement. Students participate in internships, directed studies, and use the varied components of the site to write their undergraduate capstone papers and graduate theses. Through these...


Braiding Knowledge: Opportunities and Challenges for Collaborative Approaches to Archaeological Heritage and Conservation (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dylan Clark. Patricia McAnany. Sonya Atalay.

This is an abstract from the "Braiding Knowledge: Opportunities and Challenges for Collaborative Approaches to Archaeological Heritage and Conservation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Recently, archaeologists have turned to more collaborative and participatory approaches and are considering more centrally the impact and relevance of archaeology to the contemporary world. The past is deeply rooted in communities, and integrating local...


Building a Façade: When Political Involvement Changes the Narrative, Fabric, and Value of Historic Sites (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kasey Diserens Morgan.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper explores the ways in which local government involvement in the restoration of historic structures and archaeological sites can change the ways in which they are valued and used by local communities. How do opinions surrounding heritage change when people are confronted with differing actors imposing differing values on historic properties? How do...


Building Societies of Knowledge (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erika Robrahn-Gonzalez.

This paper aims to analyze the implementation of integrative project designs developed with local communities in Brazil, in a bottom-up strategy. The objective is deliver relevant outcomes and outputs to society incorporating local social values to the process. This strategy is also aligned to the development of UNESCO’s Sustainability Science goals, from which archeology cannot be isolated. It considers the development of Cultural Environment Projects, where archeology research has more...


A Case Study in the Use of Photogrammetry for Management, Public Outreach, and Research Potential (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adesbah Foguth.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Photogrammetry has become increasingly relevant in the field of archaeology as digital software becomes more accessible, with the increased ease in which archaeological sites can be recorded three-dimensionally, and with the ease in which it can be added to regular field work with minimal monetary costs or time. Despite current interest in 3D technology, the...


The Castles in Communities Model: An Integrative Approach to a Field School, Research Project and Community Collaborative in Ireland (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn Maurer. Niall Brady. Samuel Connell. Daniel Cearley. Ana Lucia Gonzalez.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Castles in Communities: Medieval Ireland Past to Present (CIC) is a multi-year project in Ballintober, County Roscommon, Ireland, with a trifold identity of an archaeological and anthropological field school, a research project focused on medieval Ireland, and a community collaborative focused on heritage preservation and celebration. The underlying premise of...


Citizen Science Archaeology at Bodie State Historic Park (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicola Lercari. Denise Jaffke. Jad Aboulhosn. Graham Baird. Anaïs Guillem.

Bodie State Historic Park is located in the western Great Basin, near the California and Nevada border and encompasses a 2,900-acre historical landscape comprised of buildings, archaeological sites, and features related to 80 years of Gold Rush era mining. Cultural and natural resources at Bodie are at risk of being lost due to wildfires, earthquakes, and lack of funding. Discussing the application of digital heritage methods in the Bodie 3D Project, this paper focuses on community-engaged...


Collaborative Research as an Adaptive Strategy among New England Archaeologists (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Boisvert.

NH SCRAP (State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program) was created in 1978 principally to train and certify the general public in the conduct of archaeology in New Hampshire. While engagement in fieldwork draws many volunteers, generates substantial recognition, and serves to promote archaeology well beyond the borders of the state - analysis and publication have always been integral parts of the program. Outreach to undergraduate students, graduate students, and avocational archaeologists...


Community Archaeology and (Post)Colonial Identities in Northernmost Belize (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Zachary Nissen.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper investigates the "who/what" that constitutes "the local community" in engaged community archaeologies. It will do so by discussing community events organized by the Aventura Archaeology Project, as well as preliminary ethnographic and oral historical work I have conducted in the San Joaquin Village and Corozal Town areas of northernmost Belize. This...


Community Archaeology and the Production of Space at Punta Laguna, Yucatan, Mexico (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Kurnick.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeologists have considered the relationships between the production of space and the production of social inequality in past societies. Those practicing community and other forms of engaged archaeology have also examined the relationships between the production of space and inequality in the present, including at archaeological sites developed for tourism....


Community Archaeology at Magic Mountain, Golden, Colorado (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michele Koons. Mark Mitchell.

This is an abstract from the "Collaborative and Community-Based Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Nestled in the foothills along Apex Gulch in Golden, CO, Magic Mountain is proclaimed to be one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado’s Front Range. The earliest artifacts date back to 5000 BCE, when the site would have served as camping grounds for mobile hunter-gatherer groups. Later remains, such as ceramics and stone...