Beyond the Technical Report: Building public Outreach into Compliance-Driven Projects, A Case Study from Sandpoint Idaho
From 2005 to 2008 archaeologists conducted the largest excavation in the state of Idaho's history in the small north Idaho town of Sandpoint. The excavations were a prelude to the construction of a byway through the city's former historic core by Idaho's Department of Transportation. Despite not being able to conduct a public program during the excavations, project archaeologists were subequently able to create a number of outcomes derived directly from the excavations that were ultimately beneficial to local communities in a number of ways. Public outreach efforts ranged from the convention (public archaeology days and public lectures during archaeology month) to relatively distinctive endeavors such as publishing a book in the history of a business in lieu of mitigation and teaching trunks for local school children. Overall, the impact was a project that created a number of things that were for the community instead of the archaeologists.
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Beyond the Technical Report: Building public Outreach into Compliance-Driven Projects, A Case Study from Sandpoint Idaho. Mary Petrich-Guy, Mark Warner. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434970)
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