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Archeology E-gram Newsletter

The Archeology E-Gram, distributed via e-mail on a regular basis, includes announcements about news, new publications, training opportunities, national and regional meetings, and other important goings-on related to public archeology in the National Park Service and other public agencies.

Common Ground

Explore past issues of these periodicals and their predecessors, Federal Archeology and Federal Archeology Report. They include articles on public archeology and ethnography, underwater cultural heritage, legal protections for archeological resources, archeological collections management issues, and many other topics. In 2003, Common Ground expanded its focus to include the full range of historic preservation topics, as well as archeology and ethnography.

Technical Briefs

These short reports address technical, methodological, and substantive issues in public archeology and ethnography.

Studies in Archeology & Ethnography

This series offers more lengthy reports dealing with substantive topics involving careful study and analysis in public archeology and ethnography.

Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congress on Federal Archeology

Periodically, the Secretary of the Interior reports on the nation's archeological heritage and the impact of federal programs and activities on it. Federal activities and programs involved in the identification, evaluation, recovery, protection, and preservation of archeological resources are highlighted.

The Antiquities Act of 1906

NPS historian Ronald F. Lee's book on the legislative and social history of the Antiquities Act is an exciting tale of the 25-year struggle to develop this important statute. The Act provides the basic public policies for archeological and historic preservation in the United States. It also has proven to be an important tool for natural resource conservation.

Edgar Lee Hewett and the Political Process

The Antiquities Act began as a legislative initiative in 1900. Edgar Lee Hewett's familiarity with local concerns about federal land management in the Southwest, as well as his growing scholarly status and involvement in professional organizations, enabled him to serve as midwife in the final push to enact the Antiquities Act, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in June of 1906.

Kennewick Reports

Access the historical, scientific, and administrative documents and reports developed by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service as part of its involvement in the Kennewick Man case. The documents present descriptions and analysis of the Kennewick Man remains, the archeological context from which the remains eroded, chronological and physical anthropological assessment of the remains, and much more.

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