Interpretation for Archeologists   2. What is Interpretation?   Distance Learning


Bob Roney and David Larsen kindly lent the terms and definitions of “Interpredata,” “Interpreganda,” “Interpredata,” and “Interprecation.”

Portions of this chapter were adapted from:

Ellick, Carol J.
2000 Against the Clock: Introducing Archaeology in Time-Limited Situations. In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, pp. 183-191. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Ham, Sam H.
1992 Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets, North American Press, Golden, CO.

Interpretive Development Program: Professional Standards for Learning and Performance.

Larsen, David L.
2003 Meaningful Interpretation: How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other Resources. Eastern National Parks Association.
Little, Barbara J.
1998 Considering the Context of Historical Archaeology for Museum Interpretation. In The Public Historian, Vol. 20, No. 4 pp. 111-117. Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History.
Mackintosh, Barry

1986 Interpretation in the National Park Service: A Historical Perspective
National Park Service
1997 Cultural Resources Management Guide, Release No. 5. National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
National Park Service
2002 The Interpretive Process Model
NPS Training Manager for Interpretation, Education, and Cooperating Associations (editor)
1998 Module 101: Fulfilling the NPS Mission: The Process of Interpretation. National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
Ramos, Maria and Davis Duganne
2000 Exploring Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Archaeology. Harris Interactive for the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
Robinson, George
1990 Biographical Vignettes: Freeman Tilden, In National Park Service, the First 75 Years, Eastern National Park & Monument Association.
Tilden, Freeman
1957 Interpreting Our Heritage, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.