Making Public Archaeology More Public

Author(s): Ben Resnick

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeology as a Public Good: Why Studying Archaeology Creates Good Careers and Good Citizens" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

American archaeology today is focused on the identification and evaluation of historic properties in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. While this has created a body of work in compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws, for the most part, these studies are not visible, or frankly of much value to the general public. Citing examples from the cultural resources management industry, this presentation discusses projects encompassing public engagement including outreach and education, site tours and presentations, historic preservation, and even a reburial ceremony.

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Making Public Archaeology More Public. Ben Resnick. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450380)

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Abstract Id(s): 23111