"...Concerning their Common Heritage...": Archaeological Site Stewardship and International Cooperation in the National Park Service
In 2011, The National Park Service signed two international Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) on the management and protection of sites that lie within the park system, but are of interest or importance to foreign governments. The first, signed with the United Kingdom, provides specific protections for a particular resource, the wreck of the 18th-century frigate HMS Fowey. The second, signed with the government of the Kingdom of Spain, expresses the participants' mutual interest in wide variety of Hispanic archaeological resources -- both submerged and terrestrial-- and has engendered a series of joint heritage interpretation projects. We examine the circumstances surrounding the creation of these two very different documents --including summaries of some relevant sites-- and explore their implications for the management and preservation of archaeological sites in National Parks.
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"...Concerning their Common Heritage...": Archaeological Site Stewardship and International Cooperation in the National Park Service. David Gadsby, Dave Conlin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434176)
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