Past Meets Present

Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups

Editors: Jameson, John H., Baugher, Sherene (Eds.)

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  • Brings together cases of public interpretation of cultural heritage
  • The contributors are international: representing the UK, Australia, Canada as well as the US
  • Only a few publications (one by the co-editor Jameson) on public interpretation of archaeology
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About this Textbook

In these times of decreasing funding to humanities and social sciences, program directors are reluctant to undertake outreach projects that they assume require large budgets. The selected case studies in Past Meets Present, however, reflect modest start-up costs, demonstrating that success need not be tied to big bank rolls. The lesson to be derived from these modestly funded projects is that peoples’ attitudes and initiatives make the difference. Focusing on a broad range of successful public archaeological programs in schools and local communities, this book addresses a wide range of developments and standards for effective public interpretation, education, and outreach in archaeology.

Past Meets Present provides the reader with models for implementing public outreach programs with an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. Only when archaeologists are willing to reach out to people in other professions and work with and learn from the community can successful partnerships be formed. Past Meets Present describes effective models of collaboration that enable the archaeology of the past to meet the educational and interpretive needs of the present.

Cover photo courtesy of John H. Jameson, Jr. and the painting "Unlocking the Past" by Martin Pate is courtesy of the Southeast Archaeological Center, National Park Service.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Reaching Out to the Bureaucracy and Beyond: Archaeology at Louisbourg and Parks Canada

    Pages 19-33

    Fry, Bruce

  • When the Digging is Over: Some Observations on Methods of Interpreting Archaeological Sites for the Public

    Pages 35-52

    Miller, Henry M.

  • The Whole Site is the Artifact: Interpreting the St. John's Site, St. Mary's City, Maryland

    Pages 53-68

    Hurry, Silas D. (et al.)

  • The Archaeology of Conviction: Public Archaeology at Port Arthur Historic Site

    Pages 69-85

    Steele, Jody (et al.)

  • Engaging Local Communities in Archaeology: Observations from a Maya site in Yucatán, México

    Pages 89-99

    Breglia, Lisa C.

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past Meets Present
Book Subtitle
Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups
Editors
  • John H. Jameson
  • Sherene Baugher
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-48216-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-48216-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-47666-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-76980-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 466
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