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Assessing site significance : a guide for archaeologists and historians

Author: Donald L Hardesty; Barbara J Little
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2000.
Series: Heritage resources management series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of the many properties listed on the National register of Historic Places, only 7 per cent are archaeological sites. This is a guide for archaeologists and others on how to examine these properties  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hardesty, Donald L., 1941-
Assessing site significance.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606545106
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Hardesty; Barbara J Little
ISBN: 0742503151 9780742503151 074250316X 9780742503168
OCLC Number: 44172962
Description: xi, 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Don Fowler --
Approaches to assessing significance --
What is the modern world? --
Modern world archaeological remains --
The value of modern world sites --
The legal context of significance --
Determining National Register eligibility --
Categorize the property --
Determine which historic context(s) the property represents and how property types relate to the archaeological resources --
Evaluate significance under National Register criteria A-D --
Apply criteria considerations --
Determine if property retains sufficient integrity to convey its significance --
Nominating properties to the National Register --
Scientific and scholarly significance --
What is archaeological information? --
What are the sources of archaeological information? --
Assessing the information content of sites --
What makes archaeological information important? --
Dealing with redundancy --
Case study : examining world systems --
Case study : power and the plantation --
What's next? --
Linear sites --
Building context : defining sociotechnical systems --
Assessing the information value of historic trails --
Case study : portage trails in Minnesota --
Case study : assessing water conveyance systems --
Case study : railroad logging in Arizona --
Case study : the Henness Pass Road --
Industrial sites and monuments --
Defining industrial property types --
Linking archaeological resources to property types --
Assessing the historical value of industrial sites --
Evaluating industrial technology sites --
Industrial social formations --
Industrial landscapes.
Series Title: Heritage resources management series, v. 3.
Other Titles: Assessing archaeological significance :
Responsibility: Donald L. Hardesty, Barbara J. Little.

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