I am proud to have a contribution in the newest publication in the Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series—Research, Preservation, Communication: Honoring Thomas J. Green on His Retirement from the Arkansas Archeological Survey, edited by Mary Beth Trubitt. ARAS Research Series No. 67.
My contribution is entitled “Regnat Populus: The Intersection of Historical Archeology Research and Public Service in Arkansas.” The volume abstract is below and it can be ordered from the Arkansas Archeological Survey. An order form can be downloaded here.
The Arkansas Archeological Survey flourished as one of the country’s premier programs in archeological research, site preservation, and public outreach under Thomas Green’s energetic and enthusiastic 21-year directorship. To honor him on his retirement in 2013, friends and colleagues presented papers highlighting themes that Green has emphasized in his career in a symposium at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas. These included seeing NAGPRA as opportunity for communication and dialog between archeologists and Native Americans, using remote sensing technologies as effective and efficient tools for archeological investigation and site preservation, and showing how collaborative research projects can contribute to American archeology. In contexts ranging from Paleoindian caches to World War II prisoner of war camps, contributors explored how people expressed spirituality, social identity, and ethnicity in their everyday activities and in their choices of objects, foods, and architecture left in communities and across landscapes. In publications and practice, Green has shown that cultural resource management, archeological research, working with tribes and descendant groups, and relating archeology to public audiences are interconnected activities that involve us all. This volume presents collected papers from the symposium under the unified theme of the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s tripartite mission of research, preservation, and communication.
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