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Making Historical Archaeology Visible: Experiences in Digital (and Analog) Community Outreach in Arkansas

Author(s): Jamie Brandon

Year: 2013

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The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s mission is to conserve and research the state's heritage and communicate this information to the public. The AAS has always been known for its outreach and education efforts, but it has been slow to turn to digital engagement.  This paper will talk about the author’s experience in doing digital (and analog) archaeological outreach and education in the predominately rural state of Arkansas for the past decade.  It will examine how digital outreach has changed dramatically since the late 1990s and how this outreach is framed around issues of class, age and race in Arkansas.  It will also explore the role of the public intellectual in archaeology/anthropology and how digital engagement articulates with this role on the local, state, regional, and international levels.


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Making Historical Archaeology Visible: Experiences in Digital (and Analog) Community Outreach in Arkansas. Jamie Brandon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428320)


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