Full Performance Level Competency
440: Effective Interpretation of Archaeological Resources
A good resource that has been developed specifically
for this shared course of study may be found on-line
in "Archeology for Interpreters: A Guide to Knowledge
of the Resource" [http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/AFORI/Index.htm]
1. An entry level video on basic knowledge and concepts
should be produced if one
cannot be found.
listed in the NPS Interpretive Development Program Curriculum
3. Central office and/or regional archeological partnerships.
4. NPS or college archeology-related basic-knowledge
1. Regional and park-based content-based literature.
2. Park videos, books, manuscripts, archives, etc.
3. Records, reports, and expertise of archeologists
in parks and archeological centers.
4. Park resource management plans.
5. Park interpretive plans.
6. Local and regional subject-matter experts.
1. Archaeology: Down to Earth by David H. Thomas,
Harcourt Brace, 1991. [A
comprehensive introduction to the theories and methods
of American archeology.]
2. The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We
Know about the Past by Jane McIntosh. Facts on File
Publications, New York. 1986. [A well-illustrated presentation
of archeological methods with short summaries of specific
sites or topics. Examples are primarily from Great Britain,
Europe, and the Mediterranean by an archeologist well
acquainted with these areas.]
3. Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity
Guide for Fourth through Seventh
3. Invisible America: Unearthing Our Hidden History,
Mark P. Leone and Neil
Asher Silberman Henry Holt: New York, 1995.
4. Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for
Truths, John H. Jameson, Jr.
(ed.) AltaMira Press, 1997.
5. Native Americans and Archaeologists: Stepping Stones
to Common Ground,
edited by Nina Swidler, Kurt E. Dongoske, Roger Anyon
and Alan S. Downer,
AltaMira Press. Published in cooperation with the Society
Archeology, 1997.[selected articles]
6. Protecting the Past, George S. Smith and John E.
Ehrenhard (eds.), CRC Press,
Inc., 1991.[selected articles]
8. "Archaeologists as Storytellers," Historical
Archeology Vol. 32, #1, 1998.
9. Archaeology magazine: selected articles.
10. Images of the Recent Past: Readings in Historical
Archaeology edited by
Charles E. Orser, Jr., AltaMira Press, 1996.
11. "The Blooming of Historical Archeology"
by Mary C. Beaudry, Archeology ,
12. "The Business(es) of Interpretation and Environmental
Education, "Edward M.
Mahoney in What is Past is Prologue: 1990 National Interpreters
Charleston , South Carolina, David L. Kulhavy and Michael
H. Legg, 1990.
13. The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the
Past with Kids.”
Karolyn E. Smardz and Shelley J. Smith (eds.), AltaMira
additional information contact:
Barbara J. Little firstname.lastname@example.org
Archeology and Ethnography Program, NPS
1849 C St., NW, NC 210
20240 202-343-1058 (voice)
Last module update: September, 2002
Editors: Hembrey, Heather A. and Barbara