Sustainable Archaeology: The 2017 Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School in St. Croix

Author(s): Justin Dunnavant

Year: 2018

Summary

The Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School (ELIPS) expands the practice of community-engaged archaeology to focus on sustainability and capacity building. Thus, we are concerned with not only including communities in the design, implementation, and dissemination of the research but specifically in training local youth in archaeological practice. The goal of this project has been to produce more Crucian archaeologists, develop student interest in STEM fields, and create cultural stewards on the island. To this end, ELIPS combines one week of terrestrial archaeology and oral history training with maritime archaeology to give students experience in the rigors of archaeological praxis. This panel led by members of the Society of Black Archaeologists features an overview of the formation of ELIPS as well as separate presentations on the history and archaeology of the site as well as the education and training of Crucian youth.

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Sustainable Archaeology: The 2017 Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School in St. Croix. Justin Dunnavant. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441292)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 602