How Does Local Government Collaborate with Many Publics?

Author(s): Stephanie T. Sperling

Year: 2016


The Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning, Cultural Resources Division (CRD), employs only one professional archaeologist but contracts with several independent consultants in order to support its regulatory mandates and programmatic goals. These consultants are responsible for a wide variety of tasks that include staffing an open-door lab, designing Traveling Exhibits that encourage education and conversation about personal collections, and conducting site visits to identify, evaluate, and document resources across the County. This heavy emphasis on public outreach is highly effective at promoting local heritage and enriching our database of archaeological sites, but can also be frustrating and stressful. 

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How Does Local Government Collaborate with Many Publics?. Stephanie T. Sperling. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435094)

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