Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
Cultural Resource Management: A Collaborative Primer for Archaeologists

View Table of Contents

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Cultural Resource Management

A Collaborative Primer for Archaeologists

Edited by Thomas F. King

176 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-623-4 $149.00/£110.00 Hb Published (February 2020)

ISBN  978-1-78920-652-4 $45.00/£36.00 Pb Published (February 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-624-1 eBook

Hb Pb View cartYour country: United States - Click here to remove geolocation   Buy the eBook! $45.00 Request a Review or Examination Copy (in Digital Format) Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®


“It is very well written, effectively organized, and spot-on: an insider’s succinct explication and critique of how 21st century CRM works, aimed at up and coming and journeyman archaeologists.” • Stephen L. Black, Texas State University


Stressing the interdisciplinary, public-policy oriented character of Cultural Resource Management (CRM), which is not merely “applied archaeology,” this short, relatively uncomplicated introduction is aimed at emerging archaeologists. Drawing on fifty-plus years’ experience, and augmented by the advice of fourteen collaborators, Cultural Resource Management explains what “CRM archaeologists” do, and explores the public policy, ethical, and pragmatic implications of doing it for a living.

Thomas F. King has worked in heritage or cultural resource management for over fifty years, in government and in the private sector with a wide range of clients. He is also the author of many textbooks and journal articles about archaeology and historic preservation. From 1977 to 1979. he helped develop archaeological and historic preservation programs in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Between 1979 and 1989 King was employed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington DC, where he and his wife, the late Patricia Parker, were responsible for writing National Register Bulletin 38, a U.S. government guideline document that many indigenous groups and local communities have used to protect their cultural heritage from destructive government projects. He was awarded the PhD in anthropology in 1976 by the University of California, Riverside.

Subject: Archaeology
Area: North America



Introduction to Cultural Resource Management in the United States

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. What is CRM? How Does it Differ from Archaeology?
Chapter 2. What CRM Archaeologists Do: Consultation and Identification
Chapter 3. What CRM Archaeologists Do: Evaluation
Chapter 4. What CRM Archaeologists Do: Assessing Adverse Effect
Chapter 5. What CRM Archaeologists Do: Resolving Adverse Effect
Chapter 6. What Else Do CRM Archaeologists Do?
Chapter 7. Special Cases and Loose Ends
Chapter 8. Examples of Worldwide Cultural Resource/Heritage Management

        Archaeology and CRM in Australia
        Caitlin Allen

        Cultural Resource Management in Belize
        Jaime J. Awe
        A Very Brief Introduction to China’s Wenwu Management System and CRM Archaeology
        Wang Renyu

        CRM in Europe
        Raimund Karl

        CRM in Nigeria
        Kolawole Adekola

Chapter 9. Thoughts in Conclusion

Appendix: Legal Matters

About the Author and Collaborators

Back to Top