Cultural Resource Laws and Practice

Cultural Resource Laws and Practice

In this fourth edition of the CRM classic, Thomas F. King shares his expertise in dealing with laws regulating the use of cultural resources. With wry insight, he explains the various federal, state, and local laws governing the protection of resources, how they have been interpreted, how they operate in practice, and even how they are sometimes in contradiction with each other. He provides helpful advice on how to ensure regulatory compliance in dealing with archaeological sites, historic buildings, urban districts, sacred sites and objects, shipwrecks, and archives. King also offers careful guidance through the confusing array of federal, state, and tribal offices concerned with CRM. Featuring updated analysis and treatments of key topics, this new edition is a must-have for archaeologists and students, historic preservationists, tribal governments, and others working with cultural resources.

Thinking about Cultural Resource Management

Essays from the Edge

Thinking about Cultural Resource Management

Collection of provocative essays on how to improve cultural resource management practice by the leading consultant in the field. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Cultural Resource Laws & Practice

Cultural Resource Laws & Practice

Thomas King brings this important work up to date, taking a new look at cultural resource laws, historic preservation, archaeological fieldwork, the environment, tribal government, and agency management.

Places that Count

Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management

Places that Count

Places That Count offers professionals within the field of cultural resource management (CRM) valuable practical advice on dealing with traditional cultural properties (TCPs). Responsible for coining the term to describe places of community-based cultural importance, Thomas King now revisits this subject to instruct readers in TCP site identification, documentation, and management. With more than 30 years of experience at working with communities on such sites, he identifies common issues of contention and methods of resolving them through consultation and other means. Through the extensive use of examples, from urban ghettos to Polynesian ponds to Mount Shasta, TCPs are shown not to be limited simply to American Indian burial and religious sites, but include a wide array of valued locations and landscapes—the United States and worldwide. This is a must-read for anyone involved in historical preservation, cultural resource management, or community development.

Federal Planning and Historic Places

The Section 106 Process

Federal Planning and Historic Places

Section 106. A critical section of an obscure law, the National Preservation Act. It has saved thousands of historic sites, archeological sites, buildings, and neighborhoods across the country from destruction by federal projects. And it has let even more be destroyed, damaged, or somehow changed. Tom King de-mythologizes Section 106, explaining its origins, its rationale, and the procedures that must be followed in carrying out its terms. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Tribal Cultural Resource Management

The Full Circle to Stewardship

Tribal Cultural Resource Management

The entrance of Native Americans into the world of cultural resource management is forcing a change in the traditional paradigms that have guided archaeologists, anthropologists, and other CRM professionals. This book examines these developments from tribal perspectives and articulates native views on the identification of cultural resource, how they should be handled and by whom, and what their meaning is in contemporary life. Stapp and Burney also demonstrate the connections between cultural resource and other issues such as native sovereignty, economic development, human rights, and cultural integrity.

Indigenous Archaeology

American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

Indigenous Archaeology

As a practicing archaeologist and a Choctaw Indian, Joe Watkins is uniquely qualified to speak about the relationship between American Indians and archaeologists. Tracing the often stormy relationship between the two, Watkins highlights the key arenas where the two parties intersect: ethics, legislation, and archaeological practice. Watkins describes cases where the mixing of indigenous values and archaeological practice has worked well--and some in which it hasn't--both in the United States and around the globe. He surveys the attitudes of archaeologists toward American Indians through an inventive series of of hypothetical scenarios, with some eye-opening results. And he calls for the development of Indigenous Archaeology, in which native peoples are full partners in the key decisions about heritage resources management as well as the practice of it. Watkins' book is an important contribution in the contemporary public debates in public archaeology, applied anthropology, cultural resources management, and Native American studies.

Presenting Archaeology in Court

Legal Strategies for Protecting Cultural Resources

Presenting Archaeology in Court

The passage of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in 1979 was a watershed moment in the movement to protect cultural objects against looting. This brief volume provides practical help to those who wish to use the provisions of ARPA_archaeologists, government land managers, preservation groups, and attorneys_to maximize its protective net. The distinguished group of authors, all veterans of ARPA enforcement efforts, first provides a comprehensive history of passage of the law and highlights some key cases that shaped its impact. Other chapters offer concrete instructions on establishing archaeological valuation and assessing damage to cultural sites. A final section provides a menu of legal strategies now available for use to strengthen and extend the provisions of the law. For cultural resource professionals working under ARPA's provisions, this book will be an invaluable, guide for daily practice.

Cultural Property Law

A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources

Cultural Property Law

The body of cultural property law has grown from the common law of property to an array of statutes and codes that direct the management, protection, and preservation of cultural property in its many public and private manifestations. Providing a practical, balanced, and clearly written guide to this multidisciplinary area of law, this book identifies the key areas of practice and offers a guide to the application of the law for each through the relevant laws and controlling cases that apply. Frequently asked questions follow each chapter to further explain recent cases and regulations, as well as an invaluable discussion of evolving legal concepts and coverage of emerging legal areas in the practice of cultural property.