Archaeological Law and Preservation

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Archaeological Law and Preservation

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University of Maryland, College Park

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This course emphasizes the historical development and continued evolution of laws designed to protect archaeological resources in the United States. Through an analysis of significant national, state, and local preservation laws, the course will introduce students to the basic concepts involved in the field of archaeology law. The goals of the course include: (1) establishing a basic understanding of the American legal system and legal concepts; (2) promoting a sense of familiarity with legal principles and case law; and (3) achieving a workable knowledge of archaeology law issues.

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Course description available on the Anthropology department's website. Please contact department for further information.

Additional tags: archaeological law; preservation


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