Equity (Issues) for All, Historical Archaeology as a Profession in the 21st Century

Posted on October 29, 2015

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When I was at the SHA’s in January I was privilege enough to be at a roundtable organized by Ashley Morton, M.A., RPA (Fort Walla Walla Museum, Archaeology Program Manager) and Lewis Jones, M.A. (Indiana University, PhD Candidate) on issues in Archaeology. It is a session they have run three times now (I am 2 for 3 in attendance) in which panelists are invited to speak to audience issues of concern and provide some guidance to undergraduates, graduate students, PhD candidates, and early career professionals on how they may have handled circumstances within their own careers. The panelists in this three roundtable were: Dr. Benjamin A. Ford (Board Member to SHA and Associate Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Kelly Bush (President of Equinox Research & Consulting), Mary Rossi (Program Director for APT-Applied Preservation Technologies) and the return of William A. White.

There is ans upcoming panel in D.C., (next SHA conference) with panelists Drs. Barbara Little (National Parks Service, Program Manager) and Alexandra Jones (Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaeology in the Community), Mandy Ranslow (Archaeologist with Connecticut Department of Transportation), and the return of William A. White. If you are in DC for the 2016 SHA conference I recommend you stop by.

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