This book offers a wide range of perspectives from academia, private industry, and governmental agencies. It discusses how a resource is defined, legal and government requirements, and improved methods for implementing cultural resource studies and increasing public involvement.
Part I: Definition of the Cultural Resource 1. Archaeology and Cultural Materials as a Resource 2. Planning for the Future with an Eye on the Past: The Value of Local Historical Resources 3. Folklore: An Endangered Cultural Resource? 4. Living Cultures and Cultural Resource Policy Part II: The Legal Process 5. Allegories of Eligibility: The Determination of Eligibility Process and the Capacity for Thought Among Archaeologists 6. The National Register of Historic Pieces and the Grants-in-Aid Program 7. The Environmental Review Process and Cultural Resources Management: A Case Study 8. Comprehensive Review and Governmental Requirements for Cultural Resource Planning and Management: A State Perspective 9. Cultural Resource Management and Nepa: The Perspective of an Urban Environmental Planner Part III: Expectations of Agency and Contractor 10. Agency/Contractor Interface: A Game of Strategy Played along the Social Structure of Contact 11. Experiences in Social Impact Assessment: The Anthropologist and the Agencies 12. Mitigation of Energy Facility Impacts: Opportunities for Cooperation Among Companies, Communities, and Anthropologists 13. Developing Proposals for Federal Research: Grant Versus Contract Part IV: Methods and Public Participation 14. Environmental Impact Studies in a Social Science Perspective: A Task Ahead 15. Understanding Impact: Visual Media and Reflexive Research 16. Family Impact Assessment: In Search of a Model 17. The Cultural Impact Statement 18. Public Participation Through Information Education Programs