An Archaeology for the Public, Article by GAI’s Ben Resnick

archaeologyAn article titled An Archaeology for the Public by GAI Cultural Resources Group and Archaeology and Architectural History practice leader Ben Resnick MA, RPA offers a wide-ranging exploration of the role of archaeological findings in supporting public outreach and education.

Published recently in Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, Ben’s discussion incorporates aspects of GAI’s cultural resources and historical archaeology contributions to projects at Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania, Ewa Plain Battlefield in Hawaii, and more.


American archaeology within the US today is focused on the identification and evaluation of historic properties in accordance with federal and state historic preservation legislation. While this has created a substantial body of work, for the most part, these studies are not visible to the general public. Citing examples from the cultural resources management industry, the importance of public education and outreach is considered.


Contact GAI Assistant Vice President Ben Resnick, MA, RPA, 412.399.5105, for more information about GAI’s Cultural Resources and Historical Archaeology services. Message GAI online and start the conversation about how our multidiscipline professionals can meet your unique project needs.

Ben Resnick, MA, RPA specializes in historical archaeology, and Section 106 (NHPA) and NEPA compliance projects. With more than 30 years of experience, Ben is involved in developing opportunities and managing environmental permitting projects focusing on the energy, transportation, and government market sectors. Areas of specialization include management of open-end agreements focusing on staffing, schedules, quality review and cost controls, technical report preparation, and State Historic Preservation Office and Native American consultation. 

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