Doing Archaeology: A Cultural Resource Management Perspective

Doing Archaeology: A Cultural Resource Management Perspective

by Thomas F King
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598740024

ISBN-13: 9781598740028

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is archaeology, and why should we do it? Tom King, arguably the best-known heritage management consultant in the United States, answers the basic question of every introductory student from the unique perspective of one who actively uses archaeology for cultural resource management. Designed as a supplement for introduction to archaeology classes, this brief

Overview

What is archaeology, and why should we do it? Tom King, arguably the best-known heritage management consultant in the United States, answers the basic question of every introductory student from the unique perspective of one who actively uses archaeology for cultural resource management. Designed as a supplement for introduction to archaeology classes, this brief and breezy book runs the reader through the major principles of archaeology, using examples from the author’s own field work and that of others. King shows how contemporary archaeology, as part of the larger cultural resource management endeavor, acts to help preserve and protect prehistoric and historic sites in the United States and elsewhere. Brief biographies of other CRM archaeologists help students envision career paths they might emulate. The bookends with an exploration of some of the thorny problems facing the contemporary archaeologist to help foster class discussion. An ideal ice-breaker for introductory college classes in archaeology, one that will get students engaged in the subject and thinking about its challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598740028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Acknowledgments10
Chapter 1What's This All About?11
Chapter 2Why Do Archaeology?22
Chapter 3Principles and Practice38
Chapter 4What's It Like? The Practice of Archaeological Research63
Chapter 5Archaeology in Cultural Resource Management83
Chapter 6Who Does What? Archaeological Roles in Cultural Resource Management and Beyond97
Chapter 7Key Issues in Cultural Resource Management Archaeology123
Chapter 8Conclusion: A View from My Backyard140
Appendix AArchaeology Related Web Sites: A Small and Unsystematic Sample144
Appendix BSome Cultural Resources Laws and International Standards146
Notes148
Glossary152
For Further Reading156
Index160
About the Author166

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