Achieving Safe Workplaces in Cultural Resources Management

Author(s): Sarah Herr; Susan Stinson

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the "Presidential Session: What Is at Stake? The Impacts of Inequity and Harassment on the Practice of Archaeology" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In this paper we will take a three-part approach to examining and achieving safe workspaces in cultural resource management (CRM), considering demography, reports of harassment and assault in the workplace, and solutions. First, we will provide a snapshot of the participation of women and men in private and public sectors CRM jobs. Second, we will look at who is reporting harassment and try to get a sense of the scale of the problem. Finally, we will discuss solutions, including achieving equity in the workplace, attention to corporate culture, and broadening responsibility for reporting and resolution. We will draw from new and existing data sets and reports, including those of the Society for American Archaeology, the Society for California Archaeology, the Southeast Archaeological Conference, and the American Cultural Resources Association.

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Achieving Safe Workplaces in Cultural Resources Management. Sarah Herr, Susan Stinson. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 467110)

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Abstract Id(s): 32474