Thinking About Cultural Resource Management: Essays from the Edge / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Tom King knows cultural resource management. As one of its long-standing practitioners, a key person in developing the regulations, and a consultant, trainer, and author of several important books on the topic, King's ideas on CRM have had a large impact on contemporary practice. In this witty, sardonic book, he outlines ways of improving how cultural resources are treated in America. King tackles everything from disciplinary blinders, NAGPRA, and the National Register to flaws in the Section 106 process, avaricious consultants, and the importance of meaningful consultation with native peoples. This brief work is an important source of new ideas for anyone working in this field and a good starting point for discussion in courses and training programs.
About the Author
Dr. Thomas F. King is recognized as a national expert on cultural and historic preservation laws and practice, about which he teaches dozens of courses annually and has authored three books. Former program director at the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, he is the primary author of many existing historic preservation regulations and guidelines. He also served as an archaeologist and historic preservation specialist in the former U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, as archaeologist for the National Park Service, and as head of archaeological surveys at three universities and helped create the Micronesia Archaeological Survey. King serves as Project Archaeologist for the Amelia Earhart Project, sponsored by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), and is lead author of Amelia Earhart's Shoes, about the search for Earhart. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from University of California, Riverside.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Chapter 1: Rethinking Cultural Resource Management
Chapter 2: Thinking About Cultural Resources Management as an Extradisciplinary Enterprise
Chapter 3: Doing a Job on Culture
Chapter 4: It's Not Ethnography, Either
Chapter 5: An Uninspired Centerpiece: The National Register of Historic Places
Chapter 6: The Hester
Chapter 7: Process vs. Preservation: a False Dichotomy
Chapter 8: Thinking About Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Chapter 9: What Is Section 106 Review Anyhow? Two Views
Chapter 10: What if We Lost Section 106? Is the Worst Case Necessarily the Worst Case?
Chapter 11: What's in a Name? The Case of "Potentially Eligible" Historic Properties
Chapter 12: In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Impacts and Section 106 Review
Chapter 13: "Historic Preservation's Responsibility" and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act
Chapter 14: The Letter of the Law
Chapter 15: A Consultant's Duty
Chapter 16: Thinking about Indigenous Issues
Chapter 17: What's Really Wrong with NAGPRA
Chapter 18: Stupid TCP Tricks
Chapter 19: Bigger Than a Breadbox?
Chapter 20: What Should We Consult About, and How Much Information Do We Need to Do It?
Chapter 21: Thinking About Archeology in CRM
Chapter 22: Archeo-Bias: Recognition and Prevention
Chapter 23: Integrity Among Archeologists: The Dirty Truth
Chapter 24: A 1937 Winged Liberty Head Dime From Silver Spring, Maryland
Chapter 25: Lafayette, Where Are You? The European Union, Cultural Heritage, and CRM in the United States
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This is a collection of short, informally written, musings on issues regarding cultural resource management (CRM) in the US. If you've ever read any of his writings, you'll probably be familiar with the gist of this book, in that he emphasizes a holistic culturally-focused approach that sometimes gets into seemingly contradictory semantic issues. By collecting these essays together, it becomes obvious that his emphasis is not on history (which should concern preservationists) or potential (which should concern some research-oriented archaeologists), but how people today view these resources. This is an approach not usually taken by people in the CRM world.Overall, I'd say this a thought-provoking book, which is excellent for those of us who practice CRM in some form to use as a launching point in developing our own philosophy in how we should approach cultural resource management.
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