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Using the right media, archeologists can and must educate and excite the people who need their information. Larry Zimmerman's earnestly engaging guide to reporting archaeological findings argues that communication is one of archaeology's primary tasks. He offers advice on working with colleagues, identifying audiences, and creating dynamic, jargon-free prose. He offers easy pointers for developing and writing effective CRM reports, conference papers, and articles in general-interest magazines. Students will benefit from Zimmerman's frank advice about citations and style, as well as his discussion of diverse audiences. Practicing archeologists will learn much from the discussion of electronic media and new ways to reach non-academic audiences.

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Editorial Reviews

The Midden
Students, practicing archaeologists and all those avocational individuals faithfully volunteering time to advance archaeological interests will be well served by this volume.
— Trelle Morrow
Archaeology In New Zealand
This guide represents an especially beneficial resource for students. It covers the basics in archaeological presentation from writing abstracts to the preparation and delivery of papers. It offers practrical advice, tips and case studies aimed to help the reader with particular focus on problem solving in cultural resource archaeology. Even so, the book has something for everyone. It represents a ready reference to the latest information on archaeological methods and techniques and provides strategies for presenting the past with style for archaeologists of all ranges of skill and speciality. It serves as an excellent introductory for how to best present archaeology to a diverse range of audiences.
The Midden - Trelle Morrow
Students, practicing archaeologists and all those avocational individuals faithfully volunteering time to advance archaeological interests will be well served by this volume.
"Dig Facts" Dig
Archaeologist's Toolkit 7: Presenting the Past is one of seven volumes designed to teach novice archaeologists and students the basics of doing archaeology. Written by experienced professionals, its clear and concise format includes practical advice, tips and case studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759100251
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Archaeologist's Toolkit Series, #7
  • Edition description: Volume 7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Out of Site, Out of Mind? Chapter 2 Reocgnizing Our Audiences Chapter 3 Choosing the Right Medium Chapter 4 Developing Needed Skills and Tools Chapter 5 Computers and Presenting the Past Chapter 6 Visual Archaeology Chapter 7 Lone Ranger or Team Player Chapter 8 Publish or Perish? Communicating with Colleagues Chapter 9 From Presented to Printed Chapter 10 Bringing the Past to Life and Presenting It with Style Chapter 11 Media Method or Media Madness Chapter 12 The Future of PResenting the Past Chapter 13 References Cited 14 Appendix: Some Archaeology Journals on the Web 15 Index

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