By Donald L. Hardesty, Barbara J. Little

Assessing web site Significance is a useful source for archaeologists and others who desire assistance in opting for even if websites are eligible for directory within the nationwide sign up of old areas (NRHP). as the register's eligibility standards have been mostly built for status websites, it really is tricky to grasp in any specific case no matter if a website recognized basically via archaeological paintings has adequate "historical significance" to be indexed.

Hardesty and Little handle those demanding situations, describing the way to dossier for NRHP eligibility and the way to figure out the ancient value of archaeological houses. This moment version brings every thing brand new, and comprises new fabric on seventeenth- and 18th-century websites, conventional cultural houses, shipwrecks, jap internment camps, and armed forces houses.

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S. history and archaeology. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 expanded the recognition to properties of state and local significance with the creation of the National Register of Historic Places. Since the establishment of the National Register, all NHLs have been automatically listed. 8. National Historic Landmarks Criteria The quality of national significance is ascribed to districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States in history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture and that possess a high degree of integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and: 1.

Sociotechnical Systems Another example of a linking concept is the sociotechnical system. Historian of technology Thomas Hughes (1983) defined the concept to explain the emergence of modern electrical power. He argues that modern electrical power must be understood within a technological, scientific, economic, political, and social context that defines the system. Thomas Edison, for example, created the system by seeking to supply electrical power at a price competitive with gas (economic), obtain the support of key politicians (political), cut down the cost of transmitting power (engineering), and find a bulb filament of sufficiently high resistance (scientific).

In most cases, the one most relevant for archeological properties is criterion 6, although archaeological properties should also be evaluated for other criteria, especially criterion 1. See the National Register Bulletin, “How to Prepare National Historical Landmark Nominations” for more information. National Historic theme studies are prepared using the multiple property format to identify related groups of nationally significant properties. The draft context on labor archaeology 44 / Chapter 2 discussed above under Step 2 of context preparation was prepared using the new NPS Thematic Framework.

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