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Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology (LHHTA): Engaging Latino Youth With Our National Parks

Author(s): Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman ; Trica Oshant Hawkins

Year: 2015

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Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology (LHHTA) is a program that connects Hispanic youth to their cultural history using regional archaeology as a bridge. The program highlights the role of the National Park Service in interpretation and cultural preservation. LHHTA involves high school students and teachers in archaeological field and lab work, visits to museums and National Parks, and experiential learning. Participants explored their personal and cultural histories through the use of ancient and modern technologies including social media. LHHTA, a collaboration between public, private, and non-profit organizations, exposes students to a variety of career opportunities within the field of archaeology. The program answers the National Park Service’s call to action to "fully represent our nation’s ethnically and culturally diverse communities".

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Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archaeology (LHHTA): Engaging Latino Youth With Our National Parks. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Trica Oshant Hawkins. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396046)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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