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Thinking Outside the Hollinger Box: Bringing Northeast Region Archeology Collections to the Public

Author(s): Alicia Paresi

Year: 2016

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Since the inception of the Northeast Museum Services Center’s archeology program in 2003, we have consistently strived to bring NPS archeology collections into the public eye.  Our commitment to public outreach encompasses a variety of efforts through which we hope to reach a variety of people. We maintain a facebook page and a blog though which we offer articles on specific artifacts, site histories, and archeological preservation.  Our social media program continues to attract new readers, including other archeological professionals and scholars.  We regularly participate in public programs at national parks in which we introduce the public to artifacts and archeological sites.  These programs attract people of all ages, including young children, whose excitement about archeology is encouraging and rewarding.  We also reach out to park staff and ensure that our colleagues are aware of the content and research value of their collections.


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Thinking Outside the Hollinger Box: Bringing Northeast Region Archeology Collections to the Public. Alicia Paresi. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434592)


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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): 442

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