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21st Century Commemoration and the Landscapes of an Absent Past: Remembering with Places in Santa Rosa, CA (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Margaret Purser.

Located in an overwhelmingly Democratic county, Santa Rosa's neighborhoods returned decidedly mixed results in the 2016 presidential race. Ensuing public discourse has invoked long-standing rhetoric about who "really belongs" in the community of immigrants, based on arrival time. But unlike Confederate monuments in the South, Santa Rosa’s historical narrative is less openly contested in its commemorative sites and monuments than it is essentially absent altogether. This historically silent...

The Antiquities Act

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This project includes documents related to the history and historical background of the Antiquities Act and its implementation during the century since its enactment. The Antiquities Act was signed into law in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The history of American conservation often is told in terms of legal milestones, and rightly so. An environmental activist working to expand a local park, a historic preservationist trying to save a cherished old building, a volunteer working on a...

The Archaeology of Art in Berlin (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Carolyn White.

The city of Berlin, Germany is known for its art and for its community of practicing artists, amidst a city described as a living ruin. This paper focuses on the physicality, ephemerality, and durability of the art community and its engagement with the built environment. The physical spaces in Berlin and the artists that occupy those spaces are the focus, particularly in the ways that artists use and reuse of the physical environment of the post-Wall city and the surrounding environs in...

Community Archaeology in Action: The Partnership Between NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Aaron Hamilton. William R. Chadwell.

In the three-plus years of its existence, the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group has been engaged in a mutually-beneficial partnership with NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.  The Group, which is a part of the Institute of Maritime History, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation, is made up nearly exclusively of avocational archaeologists and historians all of whom are sport, or recreational, scuba divers.  Yet since its founding in late 2012, it has conducted or...

The Foundation for American Public Archaeology: Section 3 of the Antiquities Act of 1906 (2006)

DOCUMENT Francis McManamon.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 is not widely known, yet it is among the most important of American laws for archaeological and historical preservation, as well as for natural resource conservation. To the extent that the law is known, it is most commonly understood to be the authority by which the president can establish national monuments on public lands. This chapter describes another important aspect of the law: its position as the foundation for public archaeological and historic preservation...

From Slave Labor to Tourism Dollars: An autoethnographic look at the Highbourne Cay Plantation (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Ayondela McDole.

This project is an autoethnographic examination into the Highbourne Cay Plantation turned luxury resort set within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Using Pan-African theory with a Marxist lens, McDole sets out to outline the ways in which economic, social and political patterns on the cay have their roots in slavery discourse through its tourism labor. McDole explains how the social constructs of slave labor has a social impact on the island's economy and theorizes that while formal enslavement...

Going Paperless: The Digital Age of Archaeology (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Andrew J. Robinson.

Technology has played a large role in shaping how archaeology was conducted, especially towards the end of the 20th century. From telescopic transits to total stations, from map and compass to hand held GPS devices, and from film cameras to digital cameras are just a few example of how technology shaped archaeology. In the last decade or less a rapid change is occurring with technology and equipment becoming cheaper and more suffocated: smart phones and tablets replacing paper and brick GPS...

The Landscapes of Modern Conservative Utopias in the United States: potentials for archaeological and spatial analysis (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Quentin P Lewis.

This paper introduces the session, and as a case study, explores utopias and utopian plans inspired by conservative thinking and principles as examples of spatial play and landscape experimentation. The growth of the internet has allowed for the proliferation of like-minded communities as well as the broadcasting of political ideologies and proposals. During the 2000s, anti-government enthusiasm proliferated into a number of proposals for separatist communities within the United States, founded...

Not Dead Yet: The Surviving Voice of Wooden Shipbuilding (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Nathaniel Howe.

In the Pacific Northwest there is still significant overlap between archaeological material and extant cultural niches.  This overlap enables ethnography and living history to privide critical insight.  For nautical archaeologists, the enigmatic details of early west coast ship construction may be explained by the handful of shipwrights who still work on the region's commercial wooden fishing fleet today.  These tradesmen, however, are the last of their kind.  The wooden fleet is dwindling and...

Radicalizing African Diasporic Foodways When Academia is Not Enough (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Peggy Brunache.

The process of globalization and migration of Africans and African descent communities has made soul food and other African diasporic foodways very popular in Britain. The mass consumption of music and movies, and even fast food that celebrate these culinary traditions is creating a false sense of historical and culture knowledge. Furthermore, archaeology that centers on the legacy of transatlantic slave trade is still a highly marginalized area of study in British academia. Thus, an...

Theodore Roosevelt and the Antiquities Act of 1906: Timely Action and an Enduring Legacy (2011)

DOCUMENT Francis McManamon.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 is among the most important of American conservation and preservation laws. It provides specifically for the preservation of archaeological, historical, and natural resources on public lands. It also provides the foundation of a century's worth of further developments in statutes, regulations, and policies for the conservation and preservation of archaeological, historical, and natural resources throughout the United States. Theodore Roosevelt, of course, was...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America