On the Care and Feeding of Archaeologists: The View from the Archives
Author(s): William E. Ross
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Public Archaeology in New Hampshire: Museum and University Research" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The Special Collections and Archives Division of the University of New Hampshire Library has provided extensive research support for both UNH archaeology classes and the Great Bay Archaeological Survey. These interactions with students, faculty, and volunteers have encouraged archives staff to reconsider the use of both published and archival holdings by archaeologists, particularly as a means for locating potential sites, providing historical context as it relates to site interpretation, and to maintaining documentation from past site work as a guide for future research. Likewise, these collaborations provide a case study in how archivists adapt to the varying research methodologies employed by an array of disciplines, while also recalibrating instruction sessions and research consultations to enhance the research experience as evidenced by the location, interpretation, and proper use of such historical materials.
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On the Care and Feeding of Archaeologists: The View from the Archives. William E. Ross. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457470)
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