Professor Appler Publishes Book on Urban Archaeology
Historic Preservation Professor Douglas Appler has recently co-authored the book, “Urban Archaeology, Municipal Government and Local Planning.” Improving the relationship between archaeology and local government represents one of the next great challenges facing archaeology –specifically archaeology done in urban settings. This book will explore the experiences, both positive and negative, of small and large cities globally.
The authors have examined programs in the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly known as the British Commonwealth) and in the United States. These countries share similar perspectives on preservation and heritage, although the approaches these cities have taken to address municipal archaeology reveals considerable diversity. The case studies highlight how these innovative partnerships have developed, and explain how they function within local government.