Considering Contexts and Significance for Submerged Terrestrial Resources

Author(s): Ramie Gougeon

Year: 2014


Training new archaeologists for roles in compliance-oriented archaeology is a balancing act of imparting a great deal of technical and methodological know-how while also developing a working and robust understanding of anthropological theory. This is especially the case for students who may be working on submerged terrestrial sites, as making arguments for or against site significance will need to expand beyond remarkable site-preservation or, in the case of off-shore sites, rarity. This paper summarizes some trends in Paleoindian studies, especially theoretical perspectives that may have the greatest impact on submerged terrestrial applications. Particular attention is given to making significance determinations under existing National Register of Historic Places guidelines, and how continued dialogue between academics, managers, and consultants can create synergistic conditions to best manage submerged cultural resources while advancing our understanding of prehistoric North American peoples.

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Considering Contexts and Significance for Submerged Terrestrial Resources. Ramie Gougeon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436738)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): SYM-17,03