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Exploring Old Avenues in New Ways: Urban Archaeology and Public Outreach in Detroit

Author(s): Kaitlin Scharra ; Krysta Ryzewski ; Kate E Korth ; Samantha Malette ; Mark Jazayeri ; C. Lorin Brace

Year: 2015

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Over the past year, members of the Unearthing Detroit project at Wayne State University have created digital and public initiatives to increase project outreach.  We presented Detroit archaeology to local schools, invited the public to a special outreach day during our local field school excavation, and provided opportunities to volunteer in the museum and lab.  Our concurrent digital outreach materials include a webpage, a weekly blog, and an interactive social media platform.  The integration of feedback and experience allowed for reflection on how the differences in audience, message, and level of engagement altered our approach.  In this poster we present our methods, results, and complications in executing public outreach both digitally and face to face.

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Exploring Old Avenues in New Ways: Urban Archaeology and Public Outreach in Detroit. Kaitlin Scharra, Krysta Ryzewski, Kate E Korth, Samantha Malette, Mark Jazayeri, C. Lorin Brace. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434135)


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

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PaperId(s): 349

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