This course is an examination of archaeology as
practiced, regulated, represented and paid for
in the world outside of academia. We will review
the development of cultural resource management
(CRM) laws in the context of other social
changes in the US and internationally,
investigate archaeology job opportunities
outside of academia, and look at how
non-archaeologists know about, support or
oppose, and pay for archaeology.
understanding of the various conflicts,
ethical and legal issues inherent in
with the basic skills required for employment
in the CRM industry
- Writing and
speaking skills necessary for effective
communication with various publics
This is a discussion-oriented course with
minimal instructor lectures. For this format to
work well, students need to do the assigned
reading and be prepared to participate in
discussion. We will have in-class written
assignments at most class meeting that will be
collected at the end of class. Two in-class
assignments can be excused without affecting
your participation grade.
Your peers will review the two assigned papers,
and only the final revised version will be
graded. See the Assignments
page for more details.
25% class participation and in-class
- 20% law quiz
- 25% position paper
30% public archaeology project proposal
submissions will not be accepted and missed
exams cannot be made up unless you make
alternate arrangements prior to the due date.
- Please notify
me in advance if you have to miss a class
meeting; do not email me asking for a summary
of a class you missed; you must get course
notes from one of your peers.
devices (laptops, cell phones, etc.) may not
be used in class without my permission.
welcome ongoing feedback about the class.
Please feel free to send me suggestions for
improvement at any time during the quarter.
King, Thomas F
You should buy the following books or plan to
use the copies on reserve at the Odegaard Undergraduate
Library. Additional readings will be available
electronically on the Schedule
Resource Laws and Practice: An introductory
guide, third edition. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.
Ground: The Lower Elwha Klallam
Tribe And The Unearthing Of Tse-whit-zen Village.
Seattle: U. Washington Press.