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The MSU Campus Archaeology Program: Community Engagement, Community Education

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This is a presentation given to the MSU Anthropology Club on April 13th, 2009. It is about Campus Archaeology's engagement and education programming, and the MSU community's relationship with cultural heritage.

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The MSU Campus Archaeology Program: Community Engagement, Community Education

  1. 1. The MSU Campus Archaeology Program: Community Engagement, Community Education Terry Brock Graduate Student Campus Archaeologist April 13th, ’09 Anthropology Club
  2. 2. Show of Hands...
  3. 3. Saints’ Rest
  4. 4. Campus Archaeology Program
  5. 5. Big Holes
  6. 6. Faculty Row
  7. 7. tiny holes
  8. 8. Saints’ Rest, again
  9. 9. act as a good steward towards MSU’s 1. cultural resources.
  10. 10. act as a good steward towards MSU’s 1. cultural resources. Work w/ a wide variety of campus 2. departments.
  11. 11. act as a good steward towards MSU’s 1. cultural resources. Work w/ a wide variety of campus 2. departments. Engage and Educate the MSU 3. Community about archaeology and their cultural heritage.
  12. 12. Engage and Educate the MSU Community about archaeology and their cultural heritage.
  13. 13. Who is in the MSU Community?
  14. 14. Unique: stagnant and transient
  15. 15. Students
  16. 16. Faculty
  17. 17. Administration
  18. 18. Alumni
  19. 19. Staff
  20. 20. What is MSU’s relationship with its Cultural Heritage?
  21. 21. MSU’s cultural heritage faculty, incoming administration, alumni students staff current students
  22. 22. Some things we’re doing....
  23. 23. Where does community education happen?
  24. 24. How do you Educate? Many Contexts for Education
  25. 25. Did just have good Convo w construction worker re archaeology! @brockter - 2:58pm April 10, 2009
  26. 26. Experiential Education
  27. 27. Public lectures
  28. 28. Online Exhibits
  29. 29. Undergraduate Internships
  30. 30. What is community engagement?
  31. 31. “History belongs...to those who have access to its material remnants, to those who control its penning, and to those who possess the power and authority to disseminate it” - Maria Franklin, 1997: “Power to the People”: Sociopolitics and the Archaeology of Black Americans
  32. 32. How do we develop a transparent method of recovery, research, analysis, and presentation?
  33. 33. Education
  34. 34. http://campusarch.msu.edu
  35. 35. MSU Campus Archaeologist
  36. 36. MSU Campus Archaeology Program
  37. 37. brockter #capmsu
  38. 38. Expanding a STP to investigate the animal bone found at the bottom of the stp #capmsu - @brockter April 11, 2009 12:11 pm
  39. 39. The bone. Probably Cow. It is a cut rib bone, sadly, it is completely out of context. Done for the day! #capmsu - @brockter April 11, 2009 12:11 pm
  40. 40. Some ideas for the future...
  41. 41. Signpost project
  42. 42. Ethnography and Oral History
  43. 43. end.

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