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Pisskan : Interpreting First Peoples Bison Kills at Heritage Parks (Paperback)

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Translating professional archaeological research into meaningful and thoughtful educational experiences for the public has taken on increased urgency in recent years. This book presents eight case studies by professional archaeologists who discuss innovative approaches and advances in research methodology while examining the myriad challenges associated with interpreting this work for the public. Each study focuses on a particular Native American bison-kill site and shares the unique path from archaeological investigation to the creation of a public interpretive facility. Collectively the chapters comprise a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted linkages between archaeological research and public education—ranging in scope from the interrelationships of an interpretive facility with its surrounding communities to the nuances of explaining bone decomposition to site visitors. These examples provide valuable insights from which archaeologists and science interpreters of all disciplines can conceptualize and build their own educational programs.
Number of Pages: 2628
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2016
TCIN: 51225429
UPC: 9781607814733
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9735
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