Jay Stottman, one of Kentucky’s most accomplished professional archaeologists, is offering a public archaeology course for the spring 2012 semester. Public archaeology is closely related to public history. It shares many of the same goals and methods. If you have room in your schedule, you owe it check Jay’s course out.
ANTH 361-01 Public Archaeology
Archaeology is no longer the work of exclusive academics or consultants, it has over the last several decades become a field that is in the public eye and works for the public and their interest. This course will focus on how archaeology and archaeologists interact with the public and the many ways they can benefit the public. It will provide an overview of the development of public archaeology as a subfield of archaeology, its history, theoretical underpinnings, and current practice. Students will learn how to apply archaeology to the public and how it articulates with other disciplines, such as public history and applied anthropology.