Archeology as a Teaching Tool

Author(s): Caroline Gardiner

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "NPS Archeology: Engaging the Public through Education and Recreation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This project, conducted between summer and fall of 2018, was part of a larger NPS initiative to use archaeology as an educational tool. The project’s main objective was to use this interdisciplinary field to teach concepts stemming from various academic subjects, ranging from history to chemistry. To achieve this goal, lesson plans were created for the National Park educational website that highlighted these concepts. This project is a useful example for further NPS public education endeavors. It demonstrates existing issues, specifically the need for technological accessibility and website consolidation. It also speaks to project adaptability, communication with park staff, and the challenge of creating material that addresses both educator need and wider NPS objectives.

Cite this Record

Archeology as a Teaching Tool. Caroline Gardiner. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451869)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -168.574; min lat: 7.014 ; max long: -54.844; max lat: 74.683 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23539