Public Archaeology

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Public Archaeology

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University of Maryland, College Park

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Explores the uses and environments for archaeological work through a discussion of museum, electronic media, heritage settings, outdoor history museums, including the legal environment that offers protection for archaeological remains. The course exposes students to the majority of cultural media within which archaeology is currently practiced. The interdisciplinary course is a survey of the progress made within and beyond anthropology in understanding the function of heritage, public memory, tourism, and the other popular uses of materials from the past, including the progress made in linguistics psychology and other cognitive disciplines in understanding the purpose of the past.

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

Additional tags: public archaeology; interdisciplinary; public memory; tourism


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