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New Management Strategies for Submerged Cultural Resources in the U.S. National Park Service.

Author(s): Bert S. Ho ; Charles Lawson ; Jessica Keller

Year: 2015

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With ever increasing stresses to cultural resources in the U.S. National Parks from natural and man-made threats, managers of these resources must evolve and adapt to protect and preserve them all. Some solutions limit or deny access because of the delicate state of the resource or because of the sensitive nature of its history. However, providing access and presenting the past to park visitors in a meaningful way is a primary responsibility of managing places that belong to all Americans. For the NPS’s Submerged Resources Center, there is a unique responsibility of aiding parks in interpreting and sharing resources both natural and cultural that are hidden underwater from most visitors. In this paper, new management solutions for sensitive submerged cultural resources will be discussed and analyzed for both their faults and hopefully their possible successes at providing a better visitor experience, while preserving the past for future generations.


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New Management Strategies for Submerged Cultural Resources in the U.S. National Park Service.. Bert S. Ho, Charles Lawson, Jessica Keller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433977)


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

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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