ArchaeoCafé Podcast – Episode 2-22 – Blogs, podcasts, and digital history: An interview with William White (Part 1)

hosted by Otis Crandell

In this episode I talk with William White about means of disseminating archaeological research with the general public.

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Some useful terminology and links

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
The management of historic places of archaeological, architectural, and historical interests, considering such places in compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws

Historical archaeology
A form of archaeology dealing with places, things, and issues from the past or present when written records and oral traditions can inform and contextualize cultural material.

Public archaeology
An approach to archaeological research which aims to increase the involvement of the public, particularly people with a vested interest in the research. This may include direct participation of the public in various stages of planning, field work, and analyses. It includes dissemination of the research in a format accessible to the public.


Selected reading and media by William White

Succinct Research
Publications for cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation service professionals.

CRM Archaeology
A podcast about cultural resource management.

Becoming an Archaeologist: Crafting a Career in Cultural Resource Management
by William White
Published by Succinct Research in 2016. 70 pages.

Blogging Archaeology
by William White
Published by Succinct Research in 2014. 294 pages.

Creating Space for a Place: The River Street Archaeology Project
by William White
Arizona Anthropologist, 2017, Vol. 27, pages 69-82.


About William White

Dr. White is an assistant professor at the Anthropology Department of the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on historical archaeology in the U.S.A., historical preservations, and the use of digital media (particularly blogs and podcasts) in disseminating archaeology and history related knowledge. He has over 10 years of experience working in cultural resource management.





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