Record Number : 89503 of 13452

Title : Public benefits of archaeology

Description :
This website explains to the public the importance of archaeology and provides some reasons to justify public funding in archaeology. Although the site targets the general public, it is an excellent resource for teachers alike. It can be employed as an introduction to archaeology and to promote further studies. The texts are clearly written for a North American audience, but they can be adapted to different audiences simply by using other archaeological sites as example. Another important reason to look at this resource is the difference in the approach towards antiquity between North America and Europe. Whilst in the former continent it may be necessary to defend the study of antiquities, in Europe this is often perceived as a duty towards the ancestors and a matter of national pride. Whether the study of archaeology needs to be promoted or not, this website provides clear information of what archaeologists do, and this can prove valuable in itself. The navigation of this website is very simple as it is well organised.

URL : http://www.nps.gov/history/archeology/PUBLIC/benefits/

Language : eng;

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