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The Society for American Archaeology’s Task Forces on Landscape Policy Issues

  • Jeffrey H. Altschul (a1)

Abstract

The management of cultural resources by federal land-managing agencies in the United States is moving in the direction of programmatic approaches that consider archaeological resources on a regional or landscape level. In 2014, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), in response to meetings with federal agencies, established three task forces on issues related to landscape-scale cultural resource management (CRM). The task forces focused on: (1) survey data quality, durability, and use; (2) incorporating archaeological resources in regional land-use plans; and (3) valuing archaeological resources. Revised reports of the task forces are being published in this issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice. This paper provides the context and history of the task forces, particularly the CRM challenges facing federal land-managing agencies leading to the selection of topics that are subjects of the published articles.

CRM, por sus siglas en inglés) que realizan los organismos federales dedicados a la planeación territorial en los Estados Unidos están desarrollando enfoques programáticos que incluyen a los recursos arqueológicos en la escala regional o del paisaje. En 2014, la Society for American Archaeology, como resultado de las reuniones que sostuvo con organismos federales, estableció tres grupos de trabajo para bordar distintos temas relacionados con la administración de recursos culturales en el paisaje. Los equipos de trabajo se centraron en los siguientes temas: (1) la calidad, durabilidad y uso de los datos de la investigación; (2) la incorporación de recursos arqueológicos en los planes regionales de ordenamiento territorial; y (3) la determinación del valor de los recursos arqueológicos. Los informes revisados que elaboraron los grupos de trabajo se publican en este número de Advances in Archaeological Practice. Este artículo provee el contexto y los antecedentes que dieron lugar a los grupos de trabajo. Particularmente, éste mismo analiza los retos a los que se enfrentan las agencias federales de planeación territorial y que se desprenden de la administración de recursos culturales, los cuales inciden en la selección de temas que son el objeto de estudio de los artículos que se publican en este volumen.

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