Managing Cultural Resources within Protected Areas


A goal for cultural heritage management is to advance the comprehensive preservation, conservation and management of cultural resources, defined as the broad array of stories, knowledge, people, places, structures, objects, and the associated environment that contribute to the maintenance of cultural identity and/or reveal the prehistoric, historic and contemporary human interactions with an ecosystem. Involving the state and local community in regular management, activities, and projects should always be an important part of a national government's goals and objectives. Community support, or the lack thereof, can make or break a project, but public involvement benefits both the government and the community. The public often has misconceptions about what archaeology and historic preservation really entail, and utilizing local volunteers and state government representatives exposes the public to what the field is really about, helping to bridge the gap between the agency and concerned community groups.

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Managing Cultural Resources within Protected Areas. Sunny Ngirmang, Camilla Borrevik, Calvin Emesiochel, Errolflynn Kloulechad, Derek Benjamin. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430092)


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min long: 111.973; min lat: -52.052 ; max long: -87.715; max lat: 53.331 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15649