Monthly Archive: February 2016

A New Occasional Newsletter About Public Archaeology

has just been launched – public archaeology notes.

Notes are a collaborative effort by a consortium of individuals representing a variety of interested groups: the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the SAA’s Public Education Committee (PEC), the PEC’s Network of State Coordinators, the SAA’s Public Archaeology Interest Group (PAIG), the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA), and others.

Scroll down this first issue, and under spotlight: videos, you’ll see a shout out about Kentucky’s Adena video on the archaeology channel… how about that?

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Making Archaeology Public Project Six states including Kentucky posted

The MAP Project steering committee is delighted to announce that the Making Archaeology Public website has launched, with the first six completed state videos  —  Georgia,  Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania — now available for viewing.  The URL for the site is  http://preservation50.org/mapp/ Please check out the site and enjoy the videos created by your colleagues.  Also be sure to watch the brief introductory video on the website that explains the purpose and philosophy of MAPP.   We are looking forward to adding your videos to the site as soon as possible; we want to maximize visitor traffic by providing new material on a regular basis.

The folks at Preservation 50 will be promoting the site, as will other preservation partners including the ACHP and the major archaeological organizations.  But we hope that you all will help in the promotion effort as well.  We have a great nationwide network right here among the MAPP coordinators!  So please share the information about the MAP Project and the website link through archaeology listserves, avocational society newsletters,  social media such as Facebook, and anything else that occurs to you.  All of the videos on the site can be downloaded and used for any educational, outreach, or other noncommercial purpose.