Archaeology for the People: Community-Based Research, Hands-On Education, and their Place in Archaeology
Author(s): Cailey Mullins
This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Education: Building a Research Base" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Archaeology has long captured the minds of the public, but it has not always been as open to community involvement as it could be. How could the field change if our research was run by, with, and for communities? How can archaeology shape the minds of young people through educational programs? When used in a hands-on educational manner, archaeology can help increase the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) literacy of both children and adults, opening up lifelong learning and career opportunities. Through the results of an online survey, this paper will explore how pre-college educational youth programs in archaeology can benefit both archaeology and the students involved.
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Archaeology for the People: Community-Based Research, Hands-On Education, and their Place in Archaeology. Cailey Mullins. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452260)
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Abstract Id(s): 23541