Relevant, Refocused, Rehabilitated, Re-engaged: Working with Military Veterans in National Park Service Archaeology
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archeology, Citizen Science, and the National Park Service" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Beginning in 2016 the National Park Service has been actively engaged with combat wounded veterans who have partnered with us to address archeological needs in our National Parks. At USS Arizona, at Lake Mead, and at Channel Islands, veterans who have suffered physical or emotional trauma as a result of their service are finding new focus, new purpose- and sometimes some healing. In 2019, buoyed by our successes to date, the National Park Service undertook an ambitious woman-only project to assess and help protect the submerged cultural resources around Channel Islands.
This paper will discuss our successes, our future plans, and some of the practical considerations we have had to face while working with vets to promote citizens science in our National Parks.
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Relevant, Refocused, Rehabilitated, Re-engaged: Working with Military Veterans in National Park Service Archaeology. Dave Conlin, David Gadsby. 2020 ( tDAR id: 456817)
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