A Case Study of Engaged Archaeology within Graduate Education

Author(s): Michael Spears; Damian Garcia

Year: 2017


This poster presents a collaborative archaeological project between the Pueblo of Acoma Historic Preservation Office (HPO) and the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology. The project began as an internship that fulfilled a requirement of the Applied Archaeology MA program. The internship was designed to better understand the Tribal Historic Preservation Program in residence at the Pueblo of Acoma, while providing professional archaeological assistance to the HPO by compiling a database of archaeological sites that may be impacted by an upcoming infrastructure project in the San Juan Basin. This database will be used to inform an upcoming ethnographic study of the project area. The internship quickly morphed into an ongoing collaboration that is assisting the HPO in developing a program plan for submittal to the NPS to become a federally recognized THPO, and a comprehensive preservation plan that the HPO will use to frame their goals and objectives. This results of this ongoing project are being compiled as a Masters Report. This project is an example of a mutually beneficial collaborative project and demonstrates an engaged archaeological approach within graduate education.

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A Case Study of Engaged Archaeology within Graduate Education. Michael Spears, Damian Garcia. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430616)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17406