230 - 001: Special Topics in Archaeology

Intro to Cultural Resource Management

Instructor: William A. White

Term: Spring 2019

Time: Tu 11:00 am - 12:59 pm

Units: 4

Course Number: 25158

Most archaeologists in the United States work in the cultural resource management (CRM) industry. ANTHRO 230 is an attempt to fill the yawning gap between college education and the CRM industry. An increasing number of universities and colleges are starting to offer CRM overview or introductory courses and there are even a few CRM graduate programs, but a large number of archaeology students continue to graduate without any understanding of the CRM industry. This class will introduce students of all levels to the CRM industry with the hope that it will help further the careers of the cultural resource management practitioners of tomorrow. This course will teach: THe basics of Federal, State, Tribal, and Local historic preservation laws; What goes into the creation of a Request for Proposals (RFP); the basics of CRM budgeting; How CRM projects affect descendant communities; what CRM companies are looking for in new employees, and; technical writing basics for CRM reporting.