cultural resource management


What can Sci-fi tell us about Archaeology’s Grand Challenges?

Tweet Usually the Huffington Post is full of irrelevant, speculative fluff pieces, but one of their recent articles actually caught my attention. A senior astronomer at SETI, Seth Shostak, asked “Could this be Humanity’s Last Century?” He wasn’t talking about our extinction but, rather, our evolution. He raised several valid […]

How do Sci-fi movies tell us about the future of cultural resource management archaeology?

Tumacacori National Historical Monument, Arizona

How cultural resource management can illuminate our communities

Tweet Whenever I think about how we can transform cultural resource management into a mélange of applied anthropology and heritage conservation that can actually change society, I always think about the candelabra. I remember, as a boy, seeing beautiful candelabras in church around Christmastime and they always filled me with […]


What can cultural resource management professionals learn from the National Park Service's Junior Ranger Program?

What the NPS junior ranger program can teach CRMers

Tweet Who would have ever thought a 5-year-old would be enthusiastic about seeing a pile of rocks in the desert? No toys. No playground. Just an 800-year-old archaeological ruin…and a little sister. This last weekend, I took a National Parks and Monuments tour with my wife and kids through northern […]


What does it take to become a CRM archaeology expert?

How to become an expert on cultural resource management

Tweet I wonder how many hours I’ve spent being a cultural resource management archaeologist. It’s hard to calculate because, even though I’ve been doing CRM since 2004, I haven’t always been employed full-time as a CRMer. In fact, based on the longest stints I’ve had with CRM companies, I think […]