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There's No App for This: The Value of Archaeology and Experiential Education in a Digital Universe

Author(s): Shawn Collins ; Erica Olsen ; Sarah Payne

Year: 2015

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The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a not-for-profit organization located in southwestern Colorado, has used archaeological research to teach multiple audiences about the human experience for more than 30 years. Changing educational standards and transportation needs have affected Crow Canyon’s student program attendance, and an aging demographic increasingly limits our adult program attendance, with ramifications felt in our membership and donor support. We face the challenge of communicating the relevance of archaeology in the modern world to our varied audiences, and help them appreciate the value of experiential programs though abundant digital media are accessible from afar.

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There's No App for This: The Value of Archaeology and Experiential Education in a Digital Universe. Shawn Collins, Sarah Payne, Erica Olsen. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396977)


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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