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Legacy Collections in Public Education

Author(s): Elisabeth Rareshide

Year: 2015

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Not all legacy collections are forgotten in dusty boxes. Some find new life in public education, offering non-archaeologists tangible connections to the past. Integrating legacy artifact and document collections with effective education techniques provides the opportunity to engage children and adults in archaeology. Through the case study of developing an interactive educational tour about pre-Contact Chumash at the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas, this paper explores practical concerns regarding communicating educational material to the public, working with multiple stakeholders, and ethically representing native voices.

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Legacy Collections in Public Education. Elisabeth Rareshide. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396431)


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min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; 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