Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public

Author(s): Alexandra Jones

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Community outreach and education is an often overlooked area in the field of archaeology. While cultural resource management and academic archaeology produce large amounts of raw and interpretive data, the dissemination of that data to the public is often over looked. The role of community archaeology organizations and programs are vital to the field as a way to increase public interest and recruit future generations of archaeologists. This panel includes representatives from community archaeology organizations and public outreach programs from across the country with purpose of discussing the importance of community based archaeology and archaeology educations programs.

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Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public. Alexandra Jones. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448999)

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