CRM and Public Engagement in the Northwest United States

Author(s): Mary C Petrich-Guy; Jeff Marks

Year: 2013


Cultural Resource Management, or CRM, accounts for most of the archaeology conducted in the United States but due to a number of varying factors such as budget, time, location, and legal constraints, public engagement initiated by private archaeological firms remains the exception and not the norm. The scope of work is often limited to adhering to the legal mandates prescribed to firms by federal and state governing bodies. CRM companies can take approaches to ensure that the public is informed and involved as much as possible in historical archaeology in their own communities. In this paper we look at the ways in which this goal can be realized through partnerships with other institutions without sacrificing time, budget or interpretive integrity through an analysis of several case studies from the Northwest United States and through the evaluation of state and federal programs that aim to present archaeology to the public.

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CRM and Public Engagement in the Northwest United States. Mary C Petrich-Guy, Jeff Marks. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428609)

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CRM Engagement public

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 526