Over the past month, I have been the guest editor for Binghamton's MAPA blog, a blog about public archaeology. I wrote about themes relating to the law and how it relates to archaeology. Here are links to my four posts:
Checks and Balances: The Legal Future for Archaeology and Archaeologists, on what archaeologists can expect, and what we can do, after the 2016 election.
When Archaeologists Teach the Law, on archaeologists educating people about the law, including the discovery doctrine.
NAGPRA After Kennewick Man, published the week that Congress voted to repatriate Kennewick Man, discusses recent high-profile NAGPRA violations.
“So, you dug it up and then you just reburied it?” is about the questions I sometimes get about our excavation project, and how they relate to public archaeology.
I am an archaeologist and a PhD candidate in the SUNY Binghamton University Department of Anthropology, where I work on southwestern archaeology and specifically on Chaco Canyon outliers. I am currently writing my dissertation about our recent archaeological testing at the Aztec North great house of Aztec Ruins National Monument.