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Beyond the Technical Report: Building public Outreach into Compliance-Driven Projects, A Case Study from Sandpoint Idaho

Author(s): Mary Petrich-Guy ; Mark Warner

Year: 2016

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

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PaperId(s): 604

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