Curating Archaeological Collections From the Field to the Repository

ISBN-10: 0759100241
ISBN-13: 9780759100244
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 3/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction to curation and preservation of archaeological materials. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Lynne P. Sullivan is curator of archaeology at the University of Tennessee's Frank H. McClung Museum & research associate professor of anthropology at the University of Tennessee. She is editor of The Prehistory of the Chickamauga Basin in Tennessee.

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Brief History of Archaeological Curation in the United States
The Museum Era of Archaeology: Nineteenth Century to the 1930s
Early Federal Archaeology Programs: 1930s and 1940s
The Postwar Construction Boom and the "New Archaeology": 1945 to 1970
Making versus Caring for Collections: The 1970s and Beyond
Conclusion
The Current Status of Archaeological Collections
Federal Legislation and Policy
Key Elements of the Curation Crisis
The Bright Side
Repositories: What Are They, and What Do They Do?
Kinds of Repositories
What a Repository Does and Why
Responsibilities and Training of Repository Staff
Conclusion
Managing Curated Collections: The Basics
Acquisitions Policies and Practices
Accessioning
Cataloging
Collections Preparation: Labeling and Conservation
Storage
Inventory Control and Data Management
Deaccessioning
Public Access and Use
Conclusion
Making a Collection: Fieldwork Practices and Curation Considerations
Before the Field: Project Design
In the Field: Sampling and Conservation
In the Laboratory: Applying the Sampling Strategy and More Conservation
In Your Office after the Field Project: Records Management
Conclusion
Working with a Repository
Arranging for Long-term Curation
Using Curated Collections
Conclusion
The Future of Archaeological Collections Curation
Access: Collections in the Computer Age
Use of Curated Collections
The "Big Picture": Curated Collections as Samples of the Archaeological Record
Encouraging Repositories to Curate Representative Samples of the Archaeological Record
Coordinated Regional Planning
Support for Curating Archaeological Collections
Is It All Worth It?
Useful Internet Sites Related to Curating Archaeological Collections
References
Index
About the Authors and Series Editors

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