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Employing Innovative Approaches to Curation and Collections Management: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Archaeological Curation Program

Author(s): Andrea Farmer ; Michael K. Trimble

Year: 2017

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The recognition that our field is based on scientifically curated national collections has re–emerged as a core value of the archaeological community.  While most archaeologists recognize curation and collections management as being integral to our field, resource allocation for these collections have never adequately addressed our national need.  The preservation and digitization of collections is now seen as key to the survival of the field and the science of archaeology.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has developed a coherent national archaeological curation program to ensure our national collections are cared for as significant scientific data.  The Corps approach to curation is centered on the development of a Veterans Curation Program (VCP).  The success of this program has made it a viable option for addressing modern curatorial needs. 


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Employing Innovative Approaches to Curation and Collections Management: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Archaeological Curation Program. Andrea Farmer, Michael K. Trimble. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435202)


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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): 506

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