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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
In this learning activity, participants will learn about what interpreters do, how they do it, and the role(s) archeologists play in the interpretation of archeology.
This competency describes the skills needed by interpreters and archeologists to effectively interpret the archeological resources of the National Parks.
In this learning activity, participants will learn about what happened at Manassas Battlefield, why we take care of archeological resources, and how we protect archeological resources.
In this learning activity, participants will learn the federal, local, and state laws governing cultural resource management in the NPS.
In this learning activity, participants will learn about archeological stewardship, how we interact with the public, and the basic questions visitors will have.
In this learning activity, participants will learn the role of archeologists and how archeologists preserve and date archeological resources.
In this learning activity, participants will gain a general understanding of material culture and archeological sites and resources.
In this learning activity, participants will learn archeology terminology, be exposed to public misconceptions around archeology, and understand why archeology stewardship is important.
Cultural Resource Enterprise GIS Data is now available for the NPS employees.
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.