Curation Crisis in Archaeology Research Paper by hicaliber

Curation Crisis in Archaeology
This paper explores the current crisis in American archaeological curation.
# 93761 | 2,057 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2007 in Archaeology (General)

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This paper examines current issues in archaeology, most specifically the problems in American curation. The author describes the emphasis archaeology places on excavation, yet cites the lack of resources allocated for maintaining artifacts. The author further highlights the problems with storage facilities, conservation of artifacts, and making finds available to the public. The paper concludes stating that the curation crisis is the product of poor planning, idealization of field work versus curation work, and a zealous but misguided approach to archeology as a whole

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "A Curation Crisis." Excerpts from American Archaeology. Winter 2001-2002. Colorado Archaeology Website.
  • Arendsee, M. Inspriation for proposed solution taken from personal email correspondances. March-April, 2006. M. Arendsee can be contacted at
  • Childs, S. Terry. "The Curation Crisis." NPS Archeology Program: Common Ground Online. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior. Winter/Spring 1995, vol. 7(4).
  • San Diego Archaeological Center. Official Website. March 2006.
  • Stankowski, Cindy. "The Curatin Crisis: Can We Afford the Future?" Minerva Online. Spring/Summer 1998, Volume I (1).

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