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The ArcheoBlitz and Citizen Science at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, North Dakota.

Author(s): Jay Sturdevant ; Dawn Bringelson

Year: 2017

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Summary

As part of the NPS centennial celebration, Knife River Indian Villages NHS and the Midwest Archeological Center hosted a citizen-science event focused on engaging local area Middle School students. The ArcheoBlitz was designed as a multi-day event to highlight research activities focused on the history and resources preserved at the park. The event was loosely modeled on Bio-Blitz events that have successfully been used by the NPS and National Geographic Society to gather natural resources information using science based activities at parks across the NPS. The ArcheoBlitz combined archeologists with small groups of students to engage in science and learning activities focused on park resources. Youth participation was focused on school groups from local area public schools and the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation. Prior to the three-day event, archeologists and educators provided distance and in-person classroom instruction to prepare students for active participation in hands-on research projects.


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The ArcheoBlitz and Citizen Science at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, North Dakota.. Jay Sturdevant, Dawn Bringelson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435441)


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Temporal Keywords
1600 - 1845


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 420

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