INAA: Project Summary

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    Title: From the Ground Up: An Introduction to North American Archaeology
    Lead editor: Katie Kirakosian (UMass Amherst)
    Rebus project manager: Zoe Wake Hyde
    License: CC-BY
    Subject: Archaeology
    Target audience: Introductory-level archaeology students
    Target release date: Fall 2018

    Project/Book description:
    From the Ground Up: An Introduction to North American Archaeology offers a broad overview of the diverse groups that have called “North America” home for over 10,000 years and how lessons from the past are relevant today.

    For more, see the Project Overview & Author Guide.

    Help Needed:
    We are currently looking for:

    • Regional chapter contributors, especially those outside of academia (i.e CRM and museum professionals)
    • Descendant community collaborators
    • Chapter reviewers with a depth of knowledge on a region in North America

    As the project progresses we will also need help with:

    • Copyediting
    • Proofreading
    • Accessibility checks
    • Formatting in Pressbooks
    • Marketing
    • Contributing instructor resources

    How to participate:
    If you are willing to contribute to one of the areas listed above, let us know in the volunteer thread, giving us a brief bio, an idea of your interests on the project and any questions you might have. We’ll then reach out and make sure you have what you need to get involved!

    If you’re interested in the project generally, or still not sure where you’d like to get involved, you can follow the updates & discussion thread for project updates. We’ll keep you posted on how the project progresses and what help we’re looking for at different stage, so you can jump in if and when you like.

    This project couldn’t happen without your participation. All contributing authors will be credited prominently in their chapter, the book and promotional materials. All editors, reviewers and other contributors will also be credited.


    Title (subject to change)
    Chapter 1 North American Archaeology today: theory, method, and practice
    Chapter 2 North American Archaeology: a history of the discipline
    Chapter 3 North America’s first inhabitants
    Chapter 4 The Arctic
    Chapter 5 The Subarctic
    Chapter 6 The Northwest Coast
    Chapter 7 California
    Chapter 8 The Southwest
    Chapter 9 The Great Basin
    Chapter 10 The Plateau
    Chapter 11 The Plains
    Chapter 12 The Southeast
    Chapter 13 The Eastern Woodlands
    Chapter 14 Historical Archaeology
    Chapter 15 Archaeology, heritage laws, and international agreements
    Chapter 16 Ensuring the past’s future is ensuring our future
    Appendix A Teaching Resources

    Project Overview & Author Guide
    List of Chapter Authors
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    Current Project Team:
    @kvkirako (lead editor), @jeremysmith, @zoe (Rebus project manager), @apurva… and you?

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    Hi everyone! We’re pleased to announce that Rebus Projects is now live! This is our new platform that guides open textbook projects through the publishing workflow and makes it easy to find, recruit, and organize collaborators. The main listing for this project is now found on the new site.

    To stay involved & updated on this project’s progress, head to Rebus Projects, log in with the same details you use on the Rebus Forum. Then, find this project in the listing, and click on “Join the Project” in the new platform! We look forward to seeing you there!

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