Reflections from Both Sides of the Fence
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
This paper presents a personal view of archaeological heritage management from academic and applied perspectives. With a funding base that vastly exceeds what is available to academic archaeology, I argue that CRM archaeology makes major contributions to the knowledge-base of Canadian archaeology, as well as to method and theory, and to the training of new generations of students. This has been in spite of a less than welcoming atmosphere from academic archaeologists, and at times, an overly rigid regulatory framework. However, improvements can be made on all fronts and the availability of new technologies (internet, electronic documents), which are readily adopted by the archaeologists, will provide significant improvements in dissemination of information and communication within the archaeological community.