Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management: Visions for the Future

Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management: Visions for the Future

Paperback School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series

Edited by Lynne Sebastian, Edited by William D. Lipe, Contributions by Pat Barker, Contributions by Sarah T. Bridges, Contributions by Susan M. Chandler, Contributions by David Colin Crass, Contributions by Hester A. Davis, Contributions by T. J. Ferguson, Contributions by Julia A. King

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  • Publisher: SAR Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Fe
  • ISBN 10: 193469116X
  • ISBN 13: 9781934691168
  • Sales rank: 1,538,653

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By most estimates, as much as 90 percent of the archaeology done in the United States today is carried out in the field of cultural resource management. The effects of this work on the archaeological record, the archaeological profession, and the heritage of the American people would be difficult to overemphasize. CRM archaeology affects a wide range of federally funded or authorized developments. It influences how archaeologists educate their students, work with indigenous people, and curate field records and artifacts. It has yielded an enormous wealth of data on which most recent advances in the understanding of North American archaeology depend. This is "public" archaeology in the clearest sense of the word: it is done because of federal law and policy, and it is funded directly or indirectly by the public. The contributors hope that this book will serve as an impetus in American archaeology for dialogue and debate on how to make CRM projects and programs yield both better archaeology and better public policy.

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