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The Resource Public archaeology in Annapolis : a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city, Parker B. Potter, Jr

Public archaeology in Annapolis : a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city, Parker B. Potter, Jr

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Public archaeology in Annapolis : a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city
Title
Public archaeology in Annapolis
Title remainder
a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city
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Parker B. Potter, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In one of the first books to gauge the success of public history projects, Parker Potter examines the goals and specific initiatives of Archaeology in Annapolis, a city-wide research program in Annapolis, Maryland, supported by public and private funds. In a nuts-and-bolts analysis of this program, Potter addresses several issues of archaeological interpretation. Archaeologists and historians, he argues, need to take into consideration current economic, social, and political conditions, as well as the needs of sponsors, in presenting their findings. Sponsors and community leaders in Annapolis, Potter writes, are interested in preserving not only the past but also their sense of identity, especially against the encroachment of outsiders. Emphasizing self-reflection and the integration of theory and practice, Potter suggests ways archaeologists can present challenging, critically informed interpretations to modern site visitors." "Public Archaeology in Annapolis reveals the complex undercurrents in the relationships between archaeologists and their sponsors. Potter urges archaeologists working in public programs and cultural resources management to recognize the relevance of all archaeological work and consider the application of their work to contemporary social issues."--Jacket
  • "In one of the first books to gauge the success of public history projects, Parker Potter examines the goals and specific initiatives of Archaeology in Annapolis, a city-wide research program in Annapolis, Maryland, supported by public and private funds. In a nuts-and-bolts analysis of this program, Potter addresses several issues of archaeological interpretation. Archaeologists and historians, he argues, need to take into consideration current economic, social, and political conditions, as well as the needs of sponsors, in presenting their findings. Sponsors and community leaders in Annapolis, Potter writes, are interested in preserving not only the past but also their sense of identity, especially against the encroachment of outsiders. Emphasizing self-reflection and the integration of theory and practice, Potter suggests ways archaeologists can present challenging, critically informed interpretations to modern site visitors." "Public Archaeology in Annapolis reveals the complex undercurrents in the relationships between archaeologists and their sponsors. Potter urges archaeologists working in public programs and cultural resources management to recognize the relevance of all archaeological work and consider the application of their work to contemporary social issues."--BOOK JACKET
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Potter, Parker B
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Archaeology and history
  • Annapolis (Md.)
  • Annapolis (Md.)
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Public archaeology in Annapolis : a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city, Parker B. Potter, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28583157
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9781560984108
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1642579
Label
Public archaeology in Annapolis : a critical approach to history in Maryland's ancient city, Parker B. Potter, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28583157
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9781560984108
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1642579

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