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Archaeology and Community Development: A Perspective from Within

Author(s): John Mussington

Year: 2015

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Citizen science has been a relatively new component of the curricular activities at Sir McChesney George Secondary School in Barbuda. This approach is designed to more effectively engage youth living in a technologically advanced age in a small island community. By using science to understand and develop solutions to everyday challenges associated with climate change and development, classroom work is made more relevant and science comes alive and is transformed from the abstract to the reality. In the process, our young people are provided with more options and possibilities for the future. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges facing small island communities and highlights some successful breakthroughs which provide examples for a way forward.

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Archaeology and Community Development: A Perspective from Within. John Mussington. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395886)


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Caribbean


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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

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