Thesis defense: 'Public archaeology as an integral component of the Central Aleutians Archaeological Project,' Aug. 20
by Michelle Saport |
Thursday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m. Beatrice McDonald Hall, Room 116
Watch as Erika Malo defends her thesis, "Public archaeology as an integral component of the Central Aleutians Archaeological Project, Adak Island, Alaska." A copy of the thesis will be available for review in the Anthropology office during the week before the defense. Everybody is welcome!
Abstract The Central Aleutians Upland Archaeological Project used video and social networking to reach educator and public audiences. A series of short education films were created for Alaska Public schools through consultation with school districts, Alaska Native corporations, tribes and archaeologists. The consulted parties wanted to feature Alaska youth inspired to pursue anthropology, a role model Alaska Native college student and the use of Unangam Tunuu in the films. Social networking was approached with educational goals that were tested through an online anonymous survey. The Facebook member survey had a 23.5 percent response. The questions with the most incorrect answers were answered correctly 72.4 percent of the time with most questions being answered correctly 100 percent of the time. Facebook had 61.8 percent female members and YouTube had 70.5 percent male members from countries all over the world. The goal of creating relevant public archaeology content that inspired and educated Alaska youth and the general public was met.