Pat Barker

2011, April 26–28
Fiber Perishable Chronologies in the Great Basin of Western North AmericaResearch Team SeminarFiber Perishable Chronologies in the Great Basin of Western North AmericaAn interdisciplinary team with research interests in the fiber perishable artifacts of the Great Basin met to better establish and understand regional cultural chronologies and their broader implications.
Archaeology & Cultural Resource ManagementSAR Press PublicationArchaeology & Cultural Resource Management: Visions for the FutureBy most estimates, as much as 90 percent of the archaeology done in the United States today is carried out in the field of cultural resource management. The contributors hope that this book will serve as an impetus in American archaeology for dialogue and debate on how to make CRM projects and programs yield both better archaeology and better public policy.
The Great BasinSAR Press PublicationThe Great Basin: People and Place in Ancient TimesThis book is about a place, the Great Basin of western North America, and about the lifeways of Native American people who lived there during the past 13,000 years. The authors highlight the ingenious solutions people devised to sustain themselves in a difficult environment.
2007, July 15–19
Advanced SeminarArchaeology and Public Policy: A New Vision for the FutureSince the 1960s, when Congress passed landmark laws providing protection for historic and prehistoric heritage in the United States, the discipline of archaeology has been engaged in serious debate about the goals of cultural resource management. This seminar continued that discussion and ultimately generated consensus on certain areas that need improvement within the profession of archaeology, such as an enhanced emphasis on public interest, heightened professional standards, and shared involvement of entities throughout the archaeological community.

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