As a historical archaeologist, I have encountered the privilege and challenge of working on a number of research projects that revealed aspects of both forgotten and invented histories. One’s ability to engage in such subjects is directly enhanced when archaeology is pursued in the spirit of civic engagement, with researchers working from the outset to collaborate with members of a diversity of interested communities. In this brief essay, I will highlight such experiences from projects located in Loudoun Valley, Virginia and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The SAA Archaeological Record|
|State||Published - Jan 2008|