Beginning a Career in Public Archaeology.

Author(s): Michael C. Meinkoth

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Beginning a Career in Public Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The focus of this symposium is on students and young professionals who are looking to start careers in "public archaeology." Public Archaeology can encompass engaging the public to share archaeological findings, participating in archaeological research, promote awareness and stewardship of archaeological resources, and providing education about archaeology. Participants at this symposium will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a panel of agency (Federal & State) and private sector archaeologists on examples of their working with the public and what they look for when hiring interns and entry level archaeologists. Discussion topics include obtaining relevant experience (classroom, field, and/or laboratory), building skill sets, developing resumes, interviewing, etc.

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Beginning a Career in Public Archaeology.. Michael C. Meinkoth. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449005)

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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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