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"A Horrible Quantity of Stuff": The Untapped Potential of Northeast Region NPS Collections

Author(s): Alicia Paresi ; Jennifer McCann

Year: 2016

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Summary

All archeological material found on National Park lands must be curated and cared for in perpetuity, though often very little funding is designated for this purpose. This has led to an enormous backlog of artifacts and records in almost every park. For the last 15 years, the Northeast Museum Services Center has been providing cataloging services to National Park Service units in the Northeast Region. In that time, we have recovered an incredible amount of data about the NHPA-generated archeology of our parks. Staff from the Center’s archeology lab frequently give public talks, maintain a blog about archeological collections and general museum management, and encourage research on park collections. It is the continuing mission of the NMSC Archeology Lab to promote research of existing collections, many of which have never been thoroughly studied, and to provide access to these collections.


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"A Horrible Quantity of Stuff": The Untapped Potential of Northeast Region NPS Collections. Alicia Paresi, Jennifer McCann. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434972)


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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): 789

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