Public interpretation of historic archaeology at historic sites in eastern United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Glenn, Elizabeth J. en_US Bailey, Charlene Anne Beaty en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:50Z 2011-06-03T19:35:50Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1991 .B34 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fourteen historic sites in the Eastern United States were evaluated for ways archaeological evidence was used in the development of living history, public education, and other interpretive programs. A wide range of sites, such as outdoor living history museum villages, active urban public archaeology programs, sites associated with well-known archaeologists, and sites where the author had personal experience, were studied.Techniques used to interpret archaeological resources to the public were identified to ascertain which were found to be the most effective in spreading the word about preservation and conservation. Technological advances have expanded interpretive possibilities and allowed innovations not thought possible ten years ago. These advances will continue, and archaeologists will need to stay abreast of innovative techniques in public interpretation in spite of excitement or trepidation. This study may serve as guidelines for museums wishing to establish innovative, but low-budget, interpretive programs.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent viii, 359 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic sites -- Interpretive programs -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic sites -- Public relations -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cultural property -- Protection -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Archaeological parks -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Volunteer workers in archaeology -- East (U.S.) en_US
dc.title Public interpretation of historic archaeology at historic sites in eastern United States en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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