If You Are Not At the Table You Are On The Menu: How To Be An Advocate For Historical Archaeology In Today’s Political Environment

Author(s): Terry Klein

Year: 2018

Summary

Given today’s political environment, we must all be advocates for historical archaeology. If we are not fully engaged in the political process, then we must live with the consequences resulting from our inaction. In this working session, you will learn the ins and outs of being an advocate for historical archaeology. After a review of the current threats to government-supported and mandated historical archaeology in the United States, we will break into small groups to discuss:

How and where should you meet your Congressional and state representatives, and federal and state agencies?

How do you convey the value of historical archaeology in a way they will understand and appreciate?

How can you partner with others to promote the value of historical archaeology to government decision-makers?

Each group will be facilitated by an expert in archeological advocacy. You will also receive a package of materials that will help you in your future advocacy efforts.

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If You Are Not At the Table You Are On The Menu: How To Be An Advocate For Historical Archaeology In Today’s Political Environment. Terry Klein. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441294)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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