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 with archeology and archeological resources, in order to interpret them effectively.
- Archeology Basics
- Archeological Resources
- What do Archeologists Do?
- Interpreting Archeology
- Archeology Policies, Laws, and Best Practices
- Manassas National Battlefield Case Study
Earn an Archeology for Interpreters Badge
If you complete all of the learning activities for each section, you will earn the following badge:
Knowledge Park Assets
- Subfields of Archeology
- How Archeologists Know Where to Excavate
- Archeological Dating Methods
- Assessment of Archeology Interpretation
- Interpreting Archeology Shared Competency
Join a Cohort
Join the Interpreting Archeology group. Discuss your hopes for interpretation, the four guides in the Interpreting Archeology series, and connect with other interpreters and archeologists.