Sharing Tips and Tricks for Engaging the Public- SHA Conference

Posted on October 20, 2015


Seattle 2015 Logo There was a really great session at the 2015 SHA conference in which people only presented for 3 minutes each on the topic of engaging the public. This session was run by Bernard K. Means.

The session abstract:

“Are you at a loss for how to interest the public in your museum or archaeological site? Do you risk losing the public’s short attention span with static outreach programs? This session features a lightning-fast (3 minute) series of presentations from a broad range of archaeologists who interact with the public in a wide variety of settings. The participants share time-honored as well as innovative techniques designed to engage the public over the short- and long-term in field and laboratory settings.”

So if you are interested in tips and tricks to engage with the public please enjoy these short videos by some great archaeologists:

Becky O’Sullivan:

Bernard Means:

Build a Archaeology Site:

Elizabeth Bollwerk:

James Gibb:

Joe Bagley:

Jennifer Poulsen:

Karen Price:

Kari Jones:

Mark Freeman:

Scott Williams:

Stefan Woehlke:


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