Assessing Site Significance A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians

ISBN-10: 0759111278
ISBN-13: 9780759111271
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Barbara Little is an archaeologist with the National Park Service.

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Approaches To Assessing Significance
Introduction
What Is the Modern World?
Modern World Archaeological Remains
The Value of Modern World Sites
The Legal Context of Significance
Assessing Significance Matters in the Modern World
Determining National Register Eligibility
Eligibility Step 1. Categorize the Property
Eligibility Step 2. Determine Which Historic Context(s) the Property Represents and How Property Represents and How Property Types Relate to the Archaeological Resources
Eligibility Step 3. Evaluate Significance under National Register Criteria A-D
Eligibility Step 4. Apply Criteria Considerations
Eligibility Step 5. Determine If Property Retains Sufficient Integrity to Convey Its Significance
Nominating Properties to the National Register
Scientific and Scholarly Significance
What Is Archaeological Information?
What Are the Sources of Archaeological Information?
Assessing the Information Content of Sites
What Makes Archaeological Information Important?
Dealing with Redundancy
Case Study: Examining World Systems
Case Study: Power and the Plantation
What's Next?
Case Studies
Linear Sites
Building Context: Defining Sociotechnical Systems
Assessing the Information Value of Historic Trails
Case Study: Portage Trails in Minnesota
Case Study: Assessing Water Conveyance Systems
Case Study: Railroad Logging in Arizona
Case Study: The Henness Pass Road
Industrial Sites and Monuments
Defining Industrial Property Types
Linking Archaeological Resources to Property Types
Assessing the Historical Value of Industrial Sites
Evaluating Industrial Technology Sites
Industrial Social Formations
Industrial Landscapes
Case Study: Bodie Historic District
Case Study: The Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania, 1716-1945
Case Study: Wood's Gristmill
Domestic Sites and Farmsteads
Property Types and Research Questions
Case Study: Historic Agriculture Resources of Pennsylvania
Case Study: Rural Resources of Leon County, Florida
Case Study: Rural Villages at Fort Drum, New York
Case Study: Homesteads
Case Study: Ozark and Ouachita Rural Households
Large-Scale Sites
Plantations and Ranches
Mining Districts
Engineering Projects
Townsites
Military Properties
Summary
Archaeology Is Important to the Recent Past
Historical Archaeology Is Still Archaeology
The Recent Past Also Needs Good Research Designs
There Are Many Pathways to the Recent Past
Information Needs Focus
Abundant Sites Are Significant
Recent Sites Help Understand Global Ecological Change
Recent Sites Are Not Isolated
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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