Adapting Project Archaeology Curriculum in Southern New Mexico

Author(s): Lydia Michel

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The purpose of this poster is to develop an educational curriculum on archaeology to be used for a K-12 audience by adapting an existing program, put forward by the BLM, Project Archaeology. This new curriculum, "The Archaeology of Home," seeks to engage the public within southern New Mexico and to convey the value of stewardship and preservation. The area of focus will be the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The information gathered at the sites of Peña Blanca and Soledad Canyon will be employed and incorporated into an educational program. Specifically, the resources used will focus on the archaeology of home – the rock shelters at Peña Blanca and the rock house at Soledad Canyon. Additionally, the adapted modules will be test driven and evaluated with the help of the Anthropology groups on campus. Development of educational programs are important because there is a need and a responsibility to transfer scholarship from within the professional sphere to the public. Stewardship is the responsibility of everyone and that means the involvement of the educators, like those for K-12, is important, even imperative, to the improved protection and continued preservation of natural and cultural resources, particularly threatened ones like the rock shelter.

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Adapting Project Archaeology Curriculum in Southern New Mexico. Lydia Michel. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449907)

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min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25388