Workshop - Bringing it to the People: Making Archaeology Public after 50 Years of Cultural Resource Management (CRM)

American Cultural Resources Assn.


Thursday, September 18, 2014
10 a.m. - noon EDT

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The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) plays a large role in creating community interest and support for archaeological research projects and site preservation throughout the state. Archaeologists with FPAN are employing a diverse set of strategies, from building relationships with local governments and organizations, to employing new technologies to reach a wider audience. This workshop will look at several case studies of successful projects implemented by FPAN that engage local communities and ethnic groups, build interest in archaeological research and resource management, and generate political support for CRM, all crucial elements in developing a sustainable future for the CRM industry. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to a roundtable discussion that is intended to engage ACRA members and other participants with FPAN representatives on increasing the relevance of archaeology to the general public and devising creative partnerships for cultural resource management in the future.