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: Left Coast Press

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

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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.

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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Ch. 1What's this all about?11
Ch. 2Why do archaeology?22
Ch. 3Principles and practice38
Ch. 4What's it like? : the practice of archaeological research63
Ch. 5Archaeology in cultural resource management83
Ch. 6Who does what? : archaeological roles in cultural resource management and beyond97
Ch. 7Key issues in cultural resource management archaeology123
Ch. 8Conclusion : a view from my backyard140
App. AArchaeology related Web sites : a small and unsystematic sample144
App. BSome cultural resources laws and international standards146

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