Anthropology | Cultural Resource Management
P401 | 28127 | Alt


Cultural resource management (CRM) is a public-oriented aspect of
archaeological research. In this course we will explore the
decision-making process that archaeologists use in providing for the
preservation and conservation of prehistoric and historic sites,
structures, and artifacts. Topics covered include the legal and
ethical issues surrounding the management of cultural resources,
project design and budgets, project implementation, National Register
nomination and review procedures, and CRM as a research focus. Many
archaeologists do CRM work at some point in their careers, and it
represents the majority of archaeological research done within the
United States. Students will gain an understanding of field methods
and procedures used in CRM, the research potential of CRM, and the
possibilities for applying archaeological methodology to solve
problems encountered when cultural resources are impacted by land
development.

Students will do practical, hands-on projects and simulations.