Archaeological Conservancy

Archaeological Conservancy

Address:5301 Central Ave NE, Suite 902
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:505-266-1540
Fax:505-266-0311
Web: www.americanarchaeology.com/aaabout.html
Established: 1980. Description:Dedicated to preserving significant archeological sites in North America. The Conservancy has acquired more than 325 endangered archaeological sites in 39 states across the U.S. Operates regional offices in California, Ohio, Mississippi, and Maryland. Members: 23,000. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: American Archaeology (quarterly); free to members.

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Partners such as the Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited, the Shawnee Trails Conservancy, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois Extension, the Archaeological Conservancy, and the Sierra Club are just a few of the many organizations that have enhanced the management of the Shawnee National Forest through the sweat of their membership and students, as well as their financial contribution toward land acquisition and project development.
The "liberal's dilemma" in archaeology, how to reconcile the sometimes competing demands of increasingly globally-harmonized professional standards with the concerns of local or descendent communities connected to archaeological sites, observe McManamon (chief archaeologist, US National Park Service), Stout (Eastern regional director, The Archaeological Conservancy), and Barnes (anthropology, American U.), is but one of the complexities involving archaeological practice at different cultural and spatial scales, whether global, national, regional, or local.
The Archaeological Conservancy, a nonprofit cultural conservation organization, has obtained approximately 200 acres of land between the Lamar mounds to the south and the main park unit.
The Santa Fe-based Archaeological Conservancy has been doing this since 1979."(160) Through outright purchase, bargain sale, or gift, the Conservancy acquires sites that it considers threatened and keeps them until they can be turned over to the government or a nonprofit group with the resources to protect them.(161) In many cases, the Conservancy sets up a 100-year research management plan to preserve the resource for future scientists with better research techniques."(162) In other instances, the Conservancy has transferred the site in fee to a state university(163) or to an adjacent state or national park.(164)

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