Working Together for the Past: Developing a Stewardship Program for Oklahoma
Author(s): Meghan Dudley
This is an abstract from the "Collaborative and Community-Based Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
For several decades, stewardship programs have proven to be a successful way to engage citizen scientists in the preservation of the archaeological record. From California to Florida, archaeologists have trained members of the public who are passionate about preserving the past to monitor sites, document private collections, and assist at public education events. In Oklahoma, heritage sites suffer from erosion, looting, and other threats, so the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network has initiated a three-year process to develop our own stewardship program. As we begin our first year of development, we are assessing other programs as potential models and surveying key partners and members of the public to identify the unique needs of the people and heritage in our state. We present our methods and initial feedback in our paper.
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Working Together for the Past: Developing a Stewardship Program for Oklahoma. Meghan Dudley. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450608)
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