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date: 26 September 2018

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This article focuses on community resource management (CRM) archaeology in California. It explores the question of what CRM archaeology is and how it emerged. While the academic archaeologist is generally concerned only with not violating the law – such as getting the right permits to do their research – the CRM archaeologist helps others comply. CRM archaeology is the process by which these legal requirements are met. It involves using traditional archaeological methods to identify and evaluate sites as well as understanding what a project proponent has to do in order to satisfy the law. Managing archaeological resources more often involves helping to preserve them in place than digging them up, and sometimes requires standing by and seeing them destroyed. Following this, the study describes how the field's antecedents have affected its structure and highlights the benefits it has brought.

Keywords: community resource management, archaeology, California, archaeological resources, preserve

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