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American National Park Service Distance Learning

April 15, 2008

In a busy world, Distance Learning supports the pursuit of knowledge whenever it’s convenient, wherever an internet connection is available. Challenge yourself with in-depth information, interactive quizzes and fascinating case studies, all at your own learning pace. Enjoy!  This is free to anyone who wants to use it.

Managing Archaeological Collections
Investigate the issues and activities involved in preserving and managing archaeological collections from the field to the museum and over the long term. Check out the ten sections, each with an extensive bibliography, a page of links to related web sites, and a review quiz. A large glossary of key terms is linked throughout the site.

Archaeology for Interpreters
Explore the world of archaeology through online activities, illustrated case studies and fun facts to learn about basic archaeological methods, techniques and up-to-date interpretations.

Interpretation for Archaeologists
Learn methods and philosophies of interpretation for engaging the public’s hearts and minds with archaeological resources to encourage people to care about archaeology and to develop an ethic of stewardship.

Study Tour of Archaeological Interpretation
View interpretation with “fresh eyes” to evaluate choices and strategies for interpreting archaeology in parks and historic sites. Download worksheets to assist in evaluating both onsite interpretation and virtual visits.

Webpage:  http://www.nps.gov/history/archeology/tools/distLearn.htm

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