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Educating The Masses: The Role Of Volunteers And Interns In The Archaeological Process

Author(s): Jasmine N. Gollup ; Jim Bogert

Year: 2016

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Summary

Archaeology has always been, and will always be, a discipline that easily enchants and captivates the general public. The Anne Arundel County (AA County) Archaeology program has created a successful method of benefiting from this interest, turning ephemeral public interest into active and serious participation. Our volunteer program welcomes all interested persons into both the lab and field environment, producing a cadre of skilled volunteers, an invaluable group that uses abilities gained in previous employment combined with their newfound knowledge of archaeology to aid professional archaeologists at every level of the archaeological process.  Our internship program takes this method a step farther, exposing students ranging from high-schoolers to post-doctorates to every aspect of the field and lab process. Through focused volunteer and intern training programs as well as hands-on experience and individualized attention, the AA County Archaeology program successfully makes archaeology accessible to the general public.


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Educating The Masses: The Role Of Volunteers And Interns In The Archaeological Process. Jasmine N. Gollup, Jim Bogert. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435096)


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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): 848

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