Interpretation for Archeologists   9. Resources   Distance Learning

Chapter 2: What is Interpretation?

Suggested Readings

Alderson, William T. and Shirley Paine Lowe
1976 Interpretation of Historic Sites. American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN.
Beck, Larry and Ted Cable
1997 Interpretation for the 21st Century: Fifteen Guiding Principles. Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, IL.
Blockley, Marion
2004 Preservation, Restoration, and Presentation of Industrial Heritage. In The Reconstructed Past: Reconstructions in the Public Interpretation of Archaeology and History, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 177-197. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Bograd, Mark D. and Theresa A. Singleton
1997 The Interpretation of Slavery: Mount Vernon, Monticello, and Colonial Williamsburg. In Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 193-204. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Davis, Karen Lee
1997 Sites Without Sights: Interpreting Closed Excavations. In Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 84-98. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Ellick, Carol J.
2000 Against the Clock: Introducing Archaeology in Time-Limited Situations. In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, pp. 183-191. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Fry, Bruce W.
1969 Restoration and Archaeology. Society for Historical Archaeology Bulletin 3.
Goddard, Terry
2002 Potsherds and Politics. In Public Benefits of Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Little, pp. 208-218. University Press of Gainesville, FL.
Grinder, Alison L. and E. Sue McCoy
1989 The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters Docents and Tour Guides. Ironwood Press, Scottsdale, AZ.
Ham, Sam H.
1992 Environmental Interpretation: A Practical Guide for People with Big Ideas and Small Budgets. North American Press, Golden, CO.
Heath, Barbara J.
1997 Archaeology and Interpretation at Monticello and Poplar Forest. In Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 177-191. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Hein, George E.
1998 Learning in the Museum (Museum Meanings). Routledge, London.
Hoffman, T. L.
1997 The Role of Public Participation: Arizona's Public Archaeology Program. In Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 73-83. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Jameson, Jr., John H.
1992 The Archeology Public Interpretation Initiative. Southeast Archeology Center, National Park Service.
Jameson, John H., Jr. (editor)
1997 Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Knudsen, Douglas, Larry Beck and Ted Cable
1995 Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources. Venture Publishing, State College, PA.
Kohen, Richard M. and Kim E. Sikoryak
2003 Theme Guide. Intermountain Support Office, National Park Service.
Kryston, Cynthia
1996 The Interpretive Journey. Curriculum essay.
Larsen, David L.
2003 Meaningful Interpretation: How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other Resources. Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association.
Lewis, William
1989 Interpreting for Park Visitors. Acorn Press.
Lipe, William D.
2002 Public Benefits of Archaeological Research. In Public Benefits of Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Little, pp. 20-30. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Little, Barbara J.
1998 Considering the Context of Historical Archaeology for Museum Interpretation. In The Public Historian, Vol. 20, No. 4 pp. 111-117. Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History.
Mackintosh, Barry
1986 Interpretation in the National Park Service: A Historical Perspective. History Division, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
McDavid, Carol
1997 Descendants, Decisions, and Power: The Public Interpretation of the Archaeology of the Levi Jordan Plantation. Historical Archaeology 31 (3): 114-131.
McManamon, Francis P.
2002 Heritage, History, and Archaeological Educators. In Public Benefits of Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Little, pp. 31-45. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
National Park Service
1997 Cultural Resources Management Guide, Release No. 5. National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
National Park Service
2002 The Interpretive Process Model.
NPS Training Manager for Interpretation, Education, and Cooperating Associations (editor)
1998 Module 101: Fulfilling the NPS Mission: The Process of Interpretation. National Park Service.
Peters, Kristin S., Elizabeth A. Comer, and Roger E. Kelly
1987 Captivating the Public Through the Media While Digging the Past. Technical Series No. 1, Baltimore Center for Urban Archaeology, Baltimore, MD.
Potter, Parker B. Jr.
1997 The Archaeological Site as an Interpretive Environment. In Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths, edited by John H. Jameson, Jr., pp. 35-44. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Ramos, Maria and Davis Duganne
2000 Exploring Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Archaeology. Harris Interactive for the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
Robinson, George
1990 Biographical Vignettes: Freeman Tilden. In National Park Service, the First 75 Years. Eastern National Park & Monument Association.
Rosenzweig, Roy and David Thelen
1998 The Presence of the Past; Popular Uses of History in American Life. Columbia University Press, New York, NY.
Rudd, Connie
1995 Achieving Excellence in Interpretation: Compelling Stories Thinkbook.
Shackel, Paul A.
2002 Broadening the Interpretations of the Past at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In Public Benefits of Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Little, pp. 157-166. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Shull, Carol D.
2002 Irreplaceable Heritage: Archaeology and the National Register of Historic Places. In Public Benefits of Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Little, pp. 195-201. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Smardz, Karolyn and Shelley J. Smith (editors)
2000 The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.
Smith, Shelley J., Jeanne M. Moe, Kelly A. Letts and Danielle M. Patterson
n.d. Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher's Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades. United States Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management.
Stuart, George E. and Frank P. McManamon
1998 Archeology & You. U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Geographic Society, and the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
Tilden, Freeman
1957 Interpreting Our Heritage. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.
Veverka, John
1993 Interpretive Master Planning. Falcon Publishing, Helena, AK.
White, Nancy Marie
2000 Teaching Archaeologists to Teach Archaeology. In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids. edited by Karolyn Smardz and Shelley J. Smith, pp. 328-339. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

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