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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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March 14th 2012:Special Encore Presentation: Archaeology and the Law: A Current Assessment

Archaeology was typically viewed as an academic, often esoteric pursuit until the latter 20th century. The emergence of the environmental movement of the late 1960’s and ‘70’s gave rise to a preservation ethic that targeted cultural as well as natural resources in response to accelerated natural resource exploitation and land development. Prehistoric and historic archaeological sites as well as historic buildings and monuments were now classified cultural resources in North America or heritage sites elsewhere in the world. Over the past half century legislation has been in force to mitigate th

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Dr. Thomas F King, PhD

Tom King’s background is in archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation and environmental impact assessment. A U.S. Navy veteran and former employee of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and other government agencies, King is now a self-employed cultural heritage consultant based in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has published eight textbooks and many journal articles about archaeology, historic preservation, and environmental impact assessment. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. He has conducted archaeological field research in the western United States, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Kiribati, and helped establish
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Lynne Sebastian

Lynne Sebastian is an archaeologist specializing in the American Southwest, and has carried out fieldwork in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Her publications include The Chaco Anasazi, a book about the political and economic structure of the Chaco system, and an edited volume entitled Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management: Visions for the Future. Dr. Sebastian received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico where she currently holds an adjunct associate professorship. She is a former New Mexico State Archaeologist and State Historic Preservation Officer. She is currently Director of Historic Preservation Programs at the SRI Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated t
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