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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CLAS 270 - Cultural Resource Management

Cross-Listed as ANTH 270  
Archaeology in the United States is no longer practiced exclusively by universities and museums. In fact, since the 1970s, the vast majority of archaeological projects undertaken involve individuals employed in either private industry or with the federal or state government. This shift toward cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology transformed the traditional role of archaeology practiced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. So, what changed? This course explores the role of public archaeology in the United States through an examination of the laws and practices dictating the protection of historic properties, consultation with descendant communities, and the design of archaeological management plans. Occasionally offered. (4 Credits)