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Preparing for the Real World: How Fieldschools Can Teach Consultation with Interested Parties

Author(s): Kristin E Swanton

Year: 2016

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In 2010, Dr. Kevin McBride from the University of Connecticut conducted an archaeological fieldschool at various archaeological sites associated with the Pequot War, which took place from 1636-1638. News of the archaeological survey illicted many diverse responses from interested parties and community members. As a result, students participating in the field school benefited from the opportunity to interact with descendant communities, property owners, and other interested publics. This brief paper will explore how interactive fieldschools like this one can prepare young archaeologists for a career in cultural resource management.


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Preparing for the Real World: How Fieldschools Can Teach Consultation with Interested Parties. Kristin E Swanton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434974)


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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): 847

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