Free online archaeology program!

Yes, that’s right: free. The only other online program in archaeology I know of is the University of Leicester’s distance learning courses, and they’re both far more complex — book purchases, homework and final exams are involved — and far from free.

National Park Service Archeology Program, however, is easily accessible, entirely online, limited in scope to the ways and means of caring for archaeological collections, aka curating.

Much more broadly, this technical assistance is designed for the global archeological community — professional archeologists (e.g., university professors, CRM principal investigators and their staff, federal, tribal, and state agency staff), graduate students, upper level college students, and others concerned about archeological collections — who are rarely taught this material in formal educational settings. Because “Managing Archeological Collections” is created for primary access and use via the Internet, “global” is a key word here.

Cool, huh? Needless to say, I’m taking it. And even more needless to say, I’ll post all about it, especially the ethics sections. I have high hopes that a program by the NPS will take a firm stance on provenance issues, given how often looters target national parks for devastation in the name of profit.

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Comment by Steve
2011-06-24 17:34:38

How was the program??? Did you complete the course?

 
Comment by Maria
2013-06-10 11:15:20

Thanks for your work!

 
Comment by Angel J
2013-10-20 15:11:15

:yes:! I would i like to knw more abt d course. :blush:

 
Comment by shahrzad
2014-05-24 17:01:26

Would you please tell us that when the course start?

 
Comment by N.ERIC BOBBINGTON
2014-07-07 01:49:40

:thanks: :yes: i would like to join free online archaeology course.Please let me about it.
Regards
Eric

 
Comment by Anonymous
2014-09-10 21:16:15

I want to learn more about “Archeology” I find it very interesting to how archeologists work!

 
Comment by Mr.Martin Carr
2014-10-19 09:10:57

I would like to learn more about archaeology and Ancient history. I have a passion about these two subjects.

 
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