Promoting an Archaeological Perspective in Repatriation, Consultation, National Monuments, and Data Science

Author(s): Francis McManamon

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Attention to Detail: A Pragmatic Career of Research, Mentoring, and Service, Papers in Honor of Keith Kintigh" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Keith Kintigh is having quite a career in archaeology. I use the active voice because, as those of us who work with Keith well know, he’s not finished yet! Throughout his career, Kintigh has promoted the benefits and values of an archaeological perspective steadfastly. Since the 1980s, Kintigh has played important roles in the development and implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). He was among the drafters and negotiators of this important law and represented the archaeological profession in monitoring federal agencies as they undertook NAGPRA-related activities and developed programs. During the Clinton Administration, Kintigh advised Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt on his plan for the National Monuments established or expended by President Clinton. Most recently, Kintigh is leading professional efforts to improve archaeological research through the development of a digital data management infrastructure. Through his own collaborative research, publications, and other activities Kintigh is urging heightened professional attention to the effective use of digital data and professional practices that ensure the long-term preservation for future uses of archaeological data.

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Promoting an Archaeological Perspective in Repatriation, Consultation, National Monuments, and Data Science. Francis McManamon. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451951) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8451951

Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 24087

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Powerpoint slides for FPM presentation in honor of Keith W. Kintigh at SAA 2019 Annual Meeting Symposium.