Unintentional Vandalism of Rock Art Sites

With resilience to the elements and time, rock surfaces resulted to be the ideal canvas for lasting expressions of past cultures. Unfortunately, they are also accommodating for lasting vandalism, the effects of which survive indefinitely alongside original rock art. Unintentional damage often occurs from visitor use. There are multiple factors which must be considered including […]

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Recreating Place in Archaeology

Many archaeological interpretations are based on inference and metaphor, especially when dealing with intangible data sources. This biggest issue of interpretation is that the landscape and climate may have change considerably through thousands of years, and may have sounded considerably different. Another issue is the modeling of a dynamic experience into static statistical figures. These […]

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Places and Spaces: Theories of Placemaking for Anthropology

Researchers often refer to space as a physical location, while place refers to a more specifically designated portion of space. The Project for Public Spaces describes placemaking as the interplay of how humans intentionally and collectively manipulate their environment, and how the environment shapes community. Placemaking is how humans define their space. In defining space, […]

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Point In Time Count 2015

I recently took part in the Point In Time Count with 2-1-1, which I found through volunteermatch.org. From 4:30-9am, volunteers took to the streets for this inventory to fund housing projects in Orange County, CA. Read the Article written by Meghann M. Cuniff

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