places Focuses on demography and settlement.
Creating social institutions Examines how social life
emerges and develops.
Expressing cultural values Looks at issues of belief
and its representation.
Shaping political landscapes Deals with identity, territoriality,
economies Explores how people
extract, produce, distribute, exchange, and consume resources.
science and technology Looks at material remains, technology,
and technological organization.
Transforming environments Examines humans’ response
to the environment and their impact upon it.
Changing roles in the world Assesses major contributions
to knowledge and how events related to the rest of the
NPS thematic framework
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