Applying the Principles of MATRIX in the Real World

Author(s): Shereen Lerner

Year: 2015


In 2001, the SAA received a National Science Foundation grant to revise undergraduate archaeology curriculum to reflect the needs of archaeologists in today’s world. As part of this grant, seven principles were developed: (1) discuss the importance of stewardship, (2) take into account the diverse pasts of stakeholders, (3) articulate the social relevance of the past, (4) include a consideration of archaeological ethics and values, (5) teach effective written and oral communication, (6) provide fundamental archaeological skills, and (7) incorporate real-world problem solving. The question that now arises is whether these principles are being applied in the field of archaeology. Was this a purely academic exercise or do we see implementation in the real world?

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Applying the Principles of MATRIX in the Real World. Shereen Lerner. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396741)


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