Putting the Past to Work: Archaeology, Community, and Economic Development
A lecture by archaeologist and AUR visiting professor, Peter Gould, in collaboration with ICCROM - conserving culture, promoting diversity and Sovrintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma and Direzione Generale Antichita'.
Archaeologists increasingly are engaging in projects designed to secure economic benefits for communities adjacent to archaeological and heritage sites. These projects take many forms but all raise one important question: Do archaeologists have the right models and tools to promote projects that have sustainable economic benefits and meet the needs of local communities?
This lecture reports on a research project designed to explore this question through the study of three community-owned and community-managed projects in Peru, Belize, and Ireland.