Past Meets Present: Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups

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John H. Jameson, Sherene Baugher
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 17, 2007 - Social Science - 466 pages

In the face of an increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are starting to collaborate with historians, educators, interpreters, museum curators, exhibit designers, landscape architects, and other cultural resource specialists to devise the best strategies for translating an explosion of archaeological information for the public. In turn, some communities are partnering with archaeologists to become active players in the excavation, interpretation, and preservation of their heritage.

The last decade has witnessed numerous applications of public interpretation and outreach models and an increased interest in establishing partnerships between professional practitioners in public interpretation and educational institutions such as museums and schools. These developments have occurred in the context of a realization that community-based partnerships are the most effective mechanism for long-term success. It is clear that there is a need for a volume that addresses these latest trends and provides case studies of successful partnerships.

 

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Contents

An Introduction
3
Contributors
16
Some Observations on Methods
35
Interpreting the St Johns Site
53
Public Archaeology
69
A Commentary
101
Archaeological Education
113
Building Bridges Through Public Anthropology
127
Three Experiences
217
An Archaeologist
231
Strategies for Formal
249
Adventures in Archaeology at the Ontario Heritage Trust
265
20 Years of Archaeology
281
On the Road
299
Protect and PresentParks Canada and Public Archaeology
321
Parks Canada CRM Policy
367

To Hold it in My Hand
149
Community Archaeology
169
Bruce Fry Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
186
Partnering with the Public
187
The Binghamton University
203
Hurry Historic St Marys City Commission St Marys City
216
Interpreting
411
A Society for Historical
427
About the Authors
443
Whitney BattleBaptiste Africana Studies Research Center Cornell
445
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