ERIC Number: EJ747372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Teaching Geographic Field Methods to Cultural Resource Management Technicians
Mires, Peter B.
Journal of Geography, v103 n1 p8-15 2004
There are perhaps 10,000 technicians in the United States who work in the field known as cultural resource management (CRM). The typical field technician possesses a bachelor's degree in anthropology, geography, or a closely allied discipline. The author's experience has been that few CRM field technicians receive adequate undergraduate training in geographic field methods, such as cartography and orienteering, which are considered critical to the demands of CRM studies. This paper assesses a practical on-the-job-training approach not uncommon to the industry and concludes with a recommended curriculum. As a result, there is an opportunity to offer courses in basic geographic field methods at the college level.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Paraprofessional Personnel, Bachelors Degrees, On the Job Training, Undergraduate Study, Cartography, Anthropology, Culture, Resources, Administration, Navigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States