Our Project Archaeology Blog

Our Project Archaeology Blog


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“Essential” became an important word in 2020. What if someone asked, “is archaeology essential?” Archaeology provides an intimate way of learning about the past. Continue reading

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Discover the Past

In 1990, a team of archaeologists and educators distributed the first version of the educational materials that would eventually become the national Project Archaeology program. Continue reading

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Our History, Our New Journey

Project Archaeology is a national archaeology education program founded by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for educators and their students. It was developed in the early 1990s for three purposes: to develop awareness of our nation’s diverse and fragile archaeological sites, to instill a sense of personal responsibility for stewardship of these sites, and to enhance science literacy and cultural understanding through the study of archaeology.  The program began in Utah in 1990 as a statewide project to combat the vandalism and looting of archaeological sites.  Continue reading