The Volunteer Spirit: "Archaeology Volunteer Day" at the Archaeological Research Laboratory at UT-Knoxville
Author(s): Kandace Hollenbach
In January 2015, we instituted a monthly "Volunteer Day" at the Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee. Originally conceived as a way to increase outreach to the general public as well as prepare a large number of artifacts for curation, this activity has developed into a "citizen science" opportunity, where participants help collect data. Here we reflect on the positives and negatives of the program as we have implemented it over the past two years, with feedback from our volunteers. We also explore ways to develop it into a community-based participatory research project, incorporating additional participant groups (including students and descendant communities) into our corps of volunteers.
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The Volunteer Spirit: "Archaeology Volunteer Day" at the Archaeological Research Laboratory at UT-Knoxville. Kandace Hollenbach. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445032)
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Abstract Id(s): 20955