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Public archaeology and cultural heritage management in Belize: successes and shortcomings

Beardall, Antonio Ricardo (2021) Public archaeology and cultural heritage management in Belize: successes and shortcomings. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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Abstract

In Belize, public archaeology and cultural heritage management are carried out via various community and educational outreach initiatives. Cultural heritage management in Belize falls under the purview of government institutions such as the Institute of Archaeology and the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, both under the National Institute of Culture and History. Archaeological projects in Belize also function as cultural heritage managers. Using both interviews and surveys with various sectors of Belizean society, this thesis presents findings on both the successes and shortcomings of carrying out cultural heritage management in Belize. I also offer, in the discussion, views and recommendations for enhancing such initiatives in Belize.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Keywords: Belize; Cultural Heritage; Education; Heritage Management; Public Archaeology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Social and Behavioral Science > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 17:23
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 17:23
URI: https://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5723

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