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A Landmark Career: The Professional Legacy of the Lubbock Lake Landmark Program

Author(s): Paul Backhouse

Year: 2016

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For more than forty years the Lubbock Lake Landmark Regional Research Program has provided an immersive participatory environment for students to actively engage with and understand the past. The interdisciplinary nature of the investigations and rich archaeological setting of the Landmark itself have attracted participants to the program from across the globe. From inception the program has followed an apprenticeship rather than traditional field school model. For many of the hundreds of alumni the Landmark represents a boot camp which taught them how to work and most importantly, to think, as an archaeologist. This paper evaluates the success of the program, its pedagogy, and impact to the profession as measured through an analysis of the career paths of those who choose to participate.

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A Landmark Career: The Professional Legacy of the Lubbock Lake Landmark Program. Paul Backhouse. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403303)


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North America - Plains

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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

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