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America’s archeological resources embody a rich heritage of human experiences and cultural identities. They tell us about people from the past and establish important connections to the present. Interpreters help archeologists fulfill the NPS mission by facilitating personal connections with archeological resources and encouraging stewardship. This learning series is to help interpreters become more familiar
This competency describes the skills needed by interpreters and archeologists to effectively interpret the archeological resources of the National Parks.
NAGPRA addresses the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items.
After interpreters and archeologists work together to develop an interpretive product, the product continues to require maintenance. Learn how to develop a useful maintenance plan for your product in this resource!
National NAGPRA administers the national implementation of NAGPRA: developing regulations, assisting Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and other Federal agencies with the NAGPRA process.
Learn about the above-ground, noninvasive and minimally-disturbing, invasive techniques archeologists use to make informed decisions about where to investigate.
Learn how archeologists use relative and absolute dating methods to determine the age of sites, artifacts, and the behaviors they represent.
Archeology is an interdisciplinary field, and many archeologists specialize in a subfield of archeology. Learn about the variety of subfields in this resource!
This guidance is for archeologists who are working with educators to create lesson plans that use archeological artifacts and 3D technology.
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act protects and preserves American Indians inherent rights of freedom to believe, express, and exercise religion.
SCA is dedicated to research, understanding, interpretation and conservation of the heritage of California and the regions that surround and pertain to it.
(SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present).
Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) provides the best archeological and collections management assistance possible to national parks and partners.
The Midwest Archeological Center is dedicated to the study, interpretation and preservation of archeological resources within the National Park System.
The NCSHPO coordinates SHPOs and their staff and communicates and represents the SHPOs with federal agencies and national preservation organizations.
SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas
The Society for Industrial Archeology promotes the study, appreciation, and preservation of the physical remnants of our industrial and technological past.
SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.
The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) promotes archeological interest in all countries and regions and strives for relevance to the broader public.
The Southeastern Archaeological Conference promotes and stimulates interest in the archeology of the southeastern United States and neighboring areas.
The American Latino Heritage Initiative explores how the legacy of American Latinos can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.
Formed in 1879, Archaeological Institute of America is the oldest archeological society in the United States.
The Cultural Resource Geographic Information Systems Facility (CRGIS) uses GIS and GPS technologies in documenting and managing cultural resources.
The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is an organization of Tribal officials who implement federal and tribal preservation laws.