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us: Archaeological significance


  • Here are entered works on the measurement of historical importance of archaeological sites or objects. Works on the measurement of the unimpaired condition of archaeological sites or objects are entered under [Archaeological integrity.]
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    • us: Archaeological interest
    • us: Interest, Archaeological
    • us: Significance, Archaeological
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    • found: Work cat.: Dampf, S.K. The Sunrise Ridge Borrow Pit site (45PI408) : subsurface reconnaissance for a significance evaluation, 2002: leaf 1 (Archaeological sites are evaluated for significance based on criteria set forth by the Secretary of the Interior. A historic site or property is considered significant if it possesses integrity and ... is likely to yield information important in prehistory of history (36 CFR 60.4).)
    • found: Smith, N.J. Toward a scientific approach to significance assessments of prehistoric archaeological properties at Mount Rainier National Park, 2003: leaf 4 (Under Criterion D, an archaeological property is considered significant if it has "yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history" ...)
    • found: 36 CFR 60.4, via WWW, Dec. 14, 2012: [dated Sunday, July 1, 2012] p. 335 (National Register criteria for evaluation. The quality of significance in American ... archeology ... is present in ... sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity ... and ... (d) that have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.)
    • found: Darvill, T.C. The concise Oxford dictionary of archaeology, 2nd ed., 2008, via WWW, April 12, 2013 (In the administration of legislation and related guidance a site or object is said to have archaeological interest if it is capable of contributing to the scientific or humanistic understanding of past human behaviour, cultural adaptation, or related topics through the application of scientifically based or scholarly techniques such as structured observation, contextual measurement, controlled collection, analysis, interpretation, and explanation.)
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    • Here are entered works on the measurement of historical importance of archaeological sites or objects. Works on the measurement of the unimpaired condition of archaeological sites or objects are entered under [Archaeological integrity.]
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    • Note under [Archaeological integrity]
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    • 2013-05-05: new
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