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

dc.contributor.advisorGlenn, Elizabeth J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Charlene Anne Beatyen_US
dc.description.abstractFourteen 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.degreeThesis (M.S.)
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Anthropology
dc.format.extentviii, 359 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z78 1991 .B34en_US
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshHistoric sites -- Interpretive programs -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHistoric sites -- Public relations -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHistoric sites -- Conservation and restoration -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCultural property -- Protection -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchaeological parks -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshVolunteer workers in archaeology -- East (U.S.)en_US
dc.titlePublic interpretation of historic archaeology at historic sites in eastern United Statesen_US
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