Heritage Seminar

The Center for Heritage Resource Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

and the National Park Service 


"The Public Meaning of Archeological Heritage"

A Seminar in Archaeology and Interpretation

 October 27 - 8, 2004

University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center


Archaeological resources form an integral part of public heritage.  Interpreting archaeological resources for the public presents multiple challenges that require archaeologists and all kinds of educators to work together closely.  To help meet these important challenges, the Center for Heritage Resource Studies and the National Park Service have designed a seminar that addresses interdisciplinary issues in archaeology and interpretation from the perspective of parks, museums, tourists and others.

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Seminar Program

Wednesday, October 27


Welcoming Remarks:

                                    Edward Montgomery, Dean, University of Maryland

                                    Francis P. McManamon, Departmental Consulting Archeologist,

                                                                            National Park Service

9:15 – 9:30       Introduction

                              Paul Shackel, Director, Center for Heritage Resource Studies


9:30 – 10:45     International Perspectives on the Interpretation of Archaeological Sites 

                                    Gustavo Araoz, US/ICOMOS


10:45 – 11:00   Break


11:00 – 12:15   Heritage Tourism

                               Angel Nieves, University of Maryland


12:15 – 1:30     Lunch


1:30 – 2:45       Museums and Interpretation

                              Bill Fitzhugh, Smithsonian Institution


2:45 – 4:00       National Park Service Perspectives on Archaeological Heritage

            Otis Halfmoon,

                         American Indian Trust Responsibility Officer for the

                         Intermountain Region

            Francis P. McManamon,

                         Departmental Consulting Archeologist

            David Ruth, Assistant Superintendent,

                         Richmond National Battlefield Park


4:00 – 4:15       Break


4:15                 Synthesis of Day


5:00                 Closing remarks


6:00                 Dinner (with speaker @7:00)              

Heritage:  The Common Language of the Past, the Present and the Future

                                    Suheil Bushrui – Baha’i Chair of World Peace



Thursday, October 28


8:30 – 8:45       Overview of Day 2 

                                    Barbara Little, NPS, Archeology & Ethnography program


8:45 – 9:45       Interpreting Archeology and the NPS Mission

                                    David Larsen, NPS Mather Training Center


9:45 – 10:45     Using Interpretation to Protect Sites

                                    Vincent Santucci, George Washington Memorial Parkway


10:45 – 11:00   Break


11:00 – 12:00   Case Study – Working with Descendant Communities

                                    Jeffrey Hantman, University of Virginia


12:00 – 1:00     Lunch


1:00 – 2:00       Case Study  - Independence National Historical Park

                                    Jed Levin, National Park Service


2:00 – 3:00       Archaeology and African American History

                                    Cheryl LaRoche, University of Maryland


3:00 – 3:15       Break


3:15 - 4:15       Case Study – Calvert County Maryland

                                    Kirsti Uunila, Calvert County Office of Planning


4:15                 Synthesis and Closing Remarks

                                    Barbara Little


6:00                 Optional Group Dinner




Heritage Seminar
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