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  • Community Organizing in Public Archaeology: Coalitions for the Preservation of a Hidden History in Florida

    Baram, Uzi (2011)
    Looking for Angola, an interdisciplinary research project seeking material remains of an early nineteenth-century maroon community, has faced the challenges of locating archaeological remains in an urban environment. Public outreach and community involvement in Bradenton, Florida since 2004 has intersected with public archaeology as applied anthropology, service learning, and civic engagement.  The role of the archaeologist in these types of endeavors deserves continuing attention, and c...

    Rose’s Gift: Slavery, Kinship, and the Fabric of Memory

    One of the most evocative objects in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is an embroidered cloth bag that has come to be known as “Ashley’s Sack”. Stitch-work on the bag, signed “Ruth Middleton”, recounts the bag’s painful history, as a gift presented by an enslaved woman, Rose, to her daughter Ashley, when Ashley was sold at age nine in South Carolina. This paper explores ‘Ashley’s sack’ as an object of history, memory, ritual action, and aesthetic cre...

    Searching for the Real Florida in the Land of Make Believe: Historical Archaeology as Public Archaeology, Orange County, Florida

    Orange County encompasses the city of Orlando and is home to over one million residents and attracts millions of tourists annually. Starting in the twentieth century, areas in the county sustained intensive agricultural use and later massive residential and commercial development. As a result of these activities, natural and historic areas were spoiled while others vanished completely. Prior to the 1970s and the establishment of Walt Disney World, the area’s tourism industry revo...

    Archaeological Heritage and Related Institutions in the Palestinian National Territories 16 Years After Signing the Oslo Accords

    Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Palestinians have made every effort to preserve, conserve and promote Palestine’s cultural heritage resources in their national territories. In order to carry out this national responsibility they have established the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities; several programs at local universities in the fields of archaeology, conservation and restoration, and planning; and a number of non-governmental organizations, as well as other inst...
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