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Celebrating the National Historic Preservation Act: The Making Archaeology Public Project

Author(s): Patricia M. Samford

Year: 2016

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Over the last fifty years, a great deal of archaeological research has come about due to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act.  The Society for Historical Archaeology, the Society for American Archaeology, and the Register of Professional Archaeologists– in partnership with the American Cultural Resources Association and the Archaeological Legacy Institute (home of The Archaeology Channel) are supporting a nationwide initiative to highlight some of the important things we have learned about the past as a result of 50 years of cultural resource management archaeology.


Archaeologists in each state will work together to answer the question:  What are the most important insights into life in the past gained from CRM archaeology?  The end product of the MAP Project will be series of videos, approximately 15 minutes long, on The Archaeology Channel.  All of the videos will be linked through an interactive map of the United States.  

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Celebrating the National Historic Preservation Act: The Making Archaeology Public Project. Patricia M. Samford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435019)


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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): 262

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