Public Archaeology (Other Keyword)

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13,000 Years of History in 990 Square Feet: Recent Undertakings in Public Archaeology at Petrified Forest National Park. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caitlin Ainsworth.

Petrified Forest National Park boasts an archaeological record spanning 13,000 years of human history with occupations dating from the Paleoindian, Archaic, Basketmaker II and III, Pueblo I –IV, and Historic periods. This remarkable depth and diversity of archaeological sites has long drawn the interest and attention of researchers. Yet the public remains largely uninformed about many of the park’s unique cultural resources. Recent undertakings in public archaeology at the park are beginning to...

1900 Map of Location of Fort St. Joseph (1900)
IMAGE Uploaded by: Erin Claussen

Local-scale rendition of the location of Fort St. Joseph, creator unknown, believed to have been drawn around 1900.

2 Cool 4 School: An Alaskan Archaeology HipHop Tale (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only MoHagani Magentek Adamu.

What fun is historical archaeology when it seldom reaches outside academia and into the public spheres? This presentation is a tale about a HipHop Archaeologist in Alaska finding her way outside her boundaries of African American Archaeologies and Burial Ground Studies. Burnt out from academic studies and school, Ms. Mahogany Bones and Lady Plup set out on an unofficial archaeological investigation to the Old Knik Townsite Museum. They have no preconceptions or a premise for their research other...

2002 and 2004 Artifacts (2004)
IMAGE Brock Giordano. John Lacko.

Professional photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2002 and 2004 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.

2006 and 2007 Artifacts (2007)
IMAGE John Lacko. Stephanie Barrante.

Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2006 and 2007 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.

2008 and 2009 Artifacts (2009)
IMAGE Victoria Hawley. John Lacko.

Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2008 and 2009 field seasons from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.

2010 Artifacts (2010)
IMAGE Jessica Hughes.

Photographs of diagnostic or unusual artifacts excavated during the 2010 field season from the site of Fort St. Joseph and vicinity.

2010 Field Season Photograph Log (2010)
DATASET Jessica Hughes.

Provides description of all photographs taken during the 2010 field season, including provenience information for photographs of artifacts.

3D Learning at Kingsley Plantation and the St. Augustine Lighthouse: Incorporating 3D Technology Into FPAN Public Archaeology Outreach (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin A Gidusko. Sarah Miller.

An important aspect of public archaeology efforts is the need to utilize new, innovative methods to engage a changing public. The use of 3D modeling and printing technology currently offers a novel approach to improve extant methods of public interaction. This paper discusses FPAN’s efforts to incorporate 3D technology into public outreach, especially via inclusion into curricula already in use by the network. "Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin" and "Investigating a Light Station," part of...

African-American In-Ground Vaults: An Investigation Into Differential Burial Practices Identified Through A Public Archaeology Initiative (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin A Gidusko. Patrisha L. Meyers.

Historic cemeteries are some of the most threatened cultural resources in the state of Florida; of these, historic African-American cemeteries are most at risk. Subject to neglect, rapid urbanization, and the loss of community remembrance, these sites are in need of immediate preservation efforts. This paper discusses investigations into these sites through the work of the Florida Historic Cemeteries Recording Project (FLHCRP), a volunteer-driven effort overseen by the Florida Public Archaeology...

Airway Beacons: Rehabilitation and Interpretation (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Brown. Linda Popelish. Steve Owen.

Early airway beacons, which marked transcontinental flyways, may not be what you first think of when you see the term archaeology but they are a part of our broader history as a nation, and as historic structures or sites can be eligible for the National Register. In order to preserve a key piece of recent national history, two Passport in Time projects on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest focused on airway beacon sites. The partnership between the Forest Service and a...

The Alexandria Archaeological Protection Code: Managing Archaeology within the Framework of City Development (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin A. Skolnik.

Archaeological investigations at 220 S. Union Street are just the first of a series of upcoming excavations along Alexandria’s historic Waterfront. On November 18th, 1989, the City Council of Alexandria, Virginia adopted the one of the first local archaeological protection ordinances in the country, which requires an assessment of the potential archaeological significance prior to "ground disturbing activity" in the City. This framework provides an environment through which Alexandria...

Anarchy, Archaeology, and the Decolonization of Collaborative Heritage (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Gonzalez-Tennant.

This paper explores the relationship between anarchism, collaborative archaeology, and the decolonization of African diaspora heritage in the US and Caribbean. The heart of anarchism as a political theory articulates a robust criticism of hierarchy, and neatly intersects growing interests in collaborative archaeology and heritage. This represents a crucial intersection as the majority of archaeological projects remains rigidly hierarchical, often resulting in the silencing of local stakeholder...

Answering the Question, "Where Did We Come From?" Through the Collaborative Efforts of the Fort Ward/Seminary African American Descendant Society and Archaeologists in Alexandria, Virginia (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Furlong. Adrienne T. Washington.

"We’re still here" has been the theme of the efforts of the Fort Ward/Seminary African American Descendant Society to incorporate the history of their community into the public interpretation of Fort Ward Park and Museum. However, "where did we come from?" remains an important question that has yet to be answered through archaeological and historical research. In this paper, Descendant Society leader Adrienne Washington will discuss the efforts of descendants to answer this question and why it...

[AR]chaeology of El Presidio de San Francisco: Augmented Reality as a Public Interpretation Tool (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kari Lentz. Blake Vollmer. Diego Rocha. Claire Yancey. Edward DeHaro. Kari Jones. Liz Melicker.

Archaeologists have often eschewed technology as too expensive or superfluous for public outreach efforts. How can we as professionals overcome these long-held ideas and start to bring our projects into the digital age? This paper attempts to answer this question by examining how affordable cutting-edge technology can enhance public interpretation of archaeological resources. Augmented reality and 3D modeling were used in conjunction to visualize long-gone historical structures within the modern...

Archaeogaming: A Different Approach to Public Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Coy J. Idol. Katherine D. Thomas.

This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeogaming is multidisplinary approach to understanding the intersection between archaeology and video games. Our work in this field has been directed towards using it to create a new avenue for reaching out to the public. As part of this new avenue, archaeogaming provides an opportunity to reach different groups...

Archaeology and Experiential Learning: The Unique Impact of Learning Experientially for the Field Sciences (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hanna Marie Pageau.

This paper is an education and curriculum development perspective on hands-on research, including the process of evaluation of learning outcomes. Field Schools are an integral part of education in the field sciences, and particularly in archaeology where field identification of artifacts and features is not reproducible in other contexts. Field schools in general are targeted toward advanced undergraduate students,those already in graduate school, and students able to pay thousands of dollars to...

Archaeology and History of Fort St. Joseph Panels (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Western Michigan University - Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project.

Series of interpretive panels created for the 2008 Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Open House. Individual panel themes are: What is Archaeology?, Project History, Fort History, Change and Continuity at Fort St. Joseph, Religious Life at Fort St. Joseph, Military Presence at Fort St. Joseph, Commercial Activities at Fort St. Joseph, and Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph.

Archaeology and the Historical Construction of Community at Feltville / Glenside Park (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Tomaso.

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 examines how concepts of community are constructed retrospectively and also in the present mainly through processes of argumentation and consensus-building and very often in lieu of many substantive facts. The "Deserted Village"'s 250+ year history is well-complemented by its landscape archaeology, but has, at times, been...

Archaeology and the Interested Layman or What You Always Wanted to Know About Archaeology but Didn't Know Where to Ask (1972)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hester A. Davis.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Archaeology and the Production of Capital in the 21st Century (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Kurnick.

Over the last two decades, archaeologists have increasingly debated whether and how archaeology can be used to promote public welfare and foster progressive social change. Some scholars have emphasized the methodological importance of praxis. Others have emphasized the pragmatic need for public intellectuals. And, still others have emphasized the ethical necessity of community engagement. In this paper, I maintain that archaeology can and should be an ally in the effort to understand, and...

Archaeology and the Public (1984)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James J. Miller. Hester Davis. Bruce Larsen.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

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 Masses: Presenting the Storm Wreck through Public Archaeology (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Olivia A. McDaniel.

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program’s (LAMP) position as the research arm of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, creates the perfect opportunity to extend St. Augustine’s underwater archaeology into the public eye through a series of on-site public archaeology programs. Since the 2009 discovery of the Storm Wreck, a 1782 British Loyalist wreck off the coast of St. Augustine, museum archaeology and education staff have developed a number of...

Archaeology in America’s Paradise: Renewing Local and National Interests in Our Nations Parks (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alicia Odewale. Joshua Torres.

The national parks on the island of St. Croix (Christiansted National Historic Site, Salt River Bay Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, and Buck Island Reef National Monument) engage thousands of visitors every year and stand out as some of the most historically and ecologically important sites in the Caribbean region. Cultural resource management projects within these parks have a new focus on community outreach and local youth engagement initiatives. Developing more inclusive programming,...