Preservation in Peril: Patterns of Politics and Archaeology over the Past 100 Years
In an era of uncertainty in the significance of cultural resources, an evaluation of the history of legislation that protects and manages effects on cultural resources is of paramount importance. At the federal level, the environmental policies that ensure evaluation of cultural resources are at risk in today’s political climate. To understand how to best maintain and improve protections and mechanisms of cultural resource investigation, the following paper evaluates the history of cultural resource law in the political environments in which they were created, and provides suggestions for activism that could be employed to continue to refine cultural resource law in the twenty-first century. Archaeologists have a responsibility to improve resource evaluation and provide updated mitigation strategies in the face of an anti-environmental political landscape.
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Preservation in Peril: Patterns of Politics and Archaeology over the Past 100 Years. Jordon Loucks, Jessica Watson. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442656)
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