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New time! Seminar: “Careers in Public Archaeology” Nov. 14

By

Anne Cassidy

November 08, 2013

Please note the change in time for the Careers in Public Archaeology seminar. It will take place from 2-4 on Thursday, November 14, TWC 128C.

Are you interested in public archaeology? The Carthage Art and Classics departments will host an online seminar designed by the Society for American Archaeology from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Todd Wehr Center Room 128C. Get an overview of public archaeology as it is practiced in the United States today.

This seminar is open to anyone interested in planning a career in the field of public archaeology. Attendees will leave with an understanding of three main categories of public archaeology: (1) cultural resource management (CRM) or cultural heritage management (CHM) under public law; (2) outreach and education with the intention to prevent looting and vandalism of archaeological places and to combat the illicit international trade in antiquities; and (3) archaeology that aims to help communities or individuals in some way or to solve societal problems.

The online seminar will be led by Dr. Barbara J. Little, RPA, who works on public archaeology issues of public outreach and involvement, evaluation and official designations of archaeological places, and on the public relevance of archaeology and cultural heritage. She is the program manager for the Cultural Resources Office of Outreach for the U.S. National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The seminar is presented by the Society for American Archaeology.