Beyond the Four-Letter Word: Heritage Management and Public Archaeology at Fort Vancouver
Author(s): Douglas Wilson
Heritage managers of complex archaeological sites are more highly successful when there is a commitment to on-going public involvement and the integration of multiple communities in the site’s archaeological research and site interpretation. The public archaeology program at Fort Vancouver is highlighted as a model for integrating traditional archaeology education activities with site-specific archaeological research, the development of archaeology-influenced interpretation, and the development of new heritage assets that interpret, respect, and explore archaeology. Archaeology at Fort Vancouver is recognized as an important asset that ties the multicomponent historical archaeological site to numerous communities. Building connections between different sectors of the public is crucial to ensure the long-term protection of heritage sites and to revitalize the cultural meanings tied to historical significance of these special places.
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Beyond the Four-Letter Word: Heritage Management and Public Archaeology at Fort Vancouver. Douglas Wilson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395406)
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