Management of Cultural Heritage Sites:
Tourism, Archaeology, and Preservation in the Postmodern World

University of Maryland, ongoing. This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of current internationally accepted approaches to the management of historic and cultural sites. Internationally known experts will speak on appropriate topics. Class members will participate in the development of a carrying capacity study for a cultural site near the College Park campus as a vehicle with which to engage the gamut of site management issues.

Kingsley Wildernes School
Excavations at Moneysworth Farm

Recently Elizabeth Anderson Comer Archaeology conducted a Phase I investigation at the Moneysworth Farm site in Montgomery County, Maryland. For this investigation, EAC/A had help. Students from the Kingsley Wilderness School took part in a week-long session that included classes on history, research methods, and an introduction to archaeology, as well as field survey and excavation methods, artifact handling and curation. Click the above link to read the Gazette article written about the dig. Coming soon: more on the Kingsley Wilderness School / Moneysworth Farm project.

Public Archaeology as a Tool for
Community Preservation and Empowerment

Preservation of most traditional landscapes depends upon a sustainable tourism. In turn tourism, and to a surprising degree business development, depends upon establishing a clear sense of place. This web presentation explores the many ways that archaeology can benefit local development projects and tourism while accomplishing the research goals of the archaeological community. Public education opportunities linked with the heritage tourism infrastructure can enhance community pride and boost the local economy. Archaeology can contribute a unique sense of place, as well as pride of a shared history, for a community.