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ARCL 424 Practicing Archaeology and the Management of Cultural Resources

Survey of the use of archaeology in the public context and interest, particularly the identification, evaluation, conservation, and management of archaeological resources. Laws and policies, principles, methods, and ethical concerns guiding current practices, public involvement, relationships with indigenous communities, and contemporary issues in cultural resources management.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: ARCL 203.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
  ARCL 424 001 Lecture 2 Mon Wed 16:00 17:30

Survey of archaeology in the public context, including land use planning and development, Indigenous rights and the social relevance of cultural heritage. The course will include an overview of heritage legislation and policy (domestic, international and corporate), World Heritage, professional ethics and the place of cultural heritage within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students will learn how (and why) archaeological overview assessments, impact assessments, mitigation studies and site damage assessments are undertaken. Course content relies extensively on case studies.

The course will be taught by Andrew Mason. He has worked for over 20 years as a Senior Archaeologist with a global consultancy and is currently Vice President (North America) with the International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management, an International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Scientific Committee that advises ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on matters that pertain to all aspects of the management of archaeological sites and landscapes.