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Francis Pierce-McManamon

Research Professor and Executive Director, Digital Antiquity
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity (Digital Antiquity), a ASU center in the School for Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC.) Digital Antiquity is devoted to improving the access to archaeological data and documents and ensuring their long term preservation and availability for current and future uses.

Before joining Digital Antiquity and SHESC in November, 2009, he was the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior (DoI) in Washington, DC. Dr. McManamon has been involved in the development of policy, regulations, and guidance for public archaeology in National Park system and throughout the government. He has special interests and expertise in archaeological resource management, the long-term access to and preservation of archaeological data, laws and regulations related to cultural resource management and historic preservation, and public outreach and education about archaeology and archaeological resources.

He represented the DoI in providing technical assistance for the Kennewick Man case and provided archaeological advice for the General Services Administration on the New York City African Burial Ground project. He served as an expert member of official United States delegations to UNESCO negotiations on illegal artifact trafficking and the protection of underwater archeological resources.

He has conducted archeological investigations in eastern North America, western Europe, and Micronesia.

He is coeditor of a collection of essays, The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation, published in 2006 by the University of Arizona Press. The book received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Book Award in 2006.  He is the general editor of the four-volume encyclopedia, Archaeology in America (Greenwood Press, 2009).  The American Library Association named the encyclopedia an outstanding reference publication in 2010.  His most recent book, for which he is the editor, is New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management (Routledge, 2017).

 

Education

1984          Ph.D., Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

1975          M.A., Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

1973          B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, Colgate University

Research Interests

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Public Archaeology

Access to and Preservation of Digital Archaeological Data

Managing and Preserving Archaeological Resources

Public Outreach and Archaeological Interpretation

Publications
  • Francis P. McManamon. Digital Archeological Data: Ensuring Access, Use, and Preservation. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Digital Archeological Data: Ensuring Access, Use, and Preservation. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Kennewick Man: Scientific Studies and Legal Issues. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Comment on "NAGPRA and Historical Research". Historical Archaeology (2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. The Antiquities Act and How Theodore Roosevelt Shaped It. The George Wright Forum (2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. From RBS to CRM: Late Twentieth-Century Developments in American Archaeology. Dam Projects and the Growth of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys, the Interagency Archaeological and Paleontological Salvage Program (2014).
  • Adam Brin, Francis P. McManamon, and Kieron NIven. Caring for Digital Data in Archaeology: A Guide to Good Practice. (2013).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Kennewick Man. Oxford Companion to Archaeology, (2012).
  • . . Review of: Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum (2012).
  • Franics P. McManamon. Theodore Roosevelt and the Antiquities Act of 1906: Timely Action and an Enduring Legacy. Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal (2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon (editor). Chapters in the Archaeology of Cape Cod, IV: Faunal Analysis and Metallurgical Analysis from the Cape Cod National Seashore Archaeological Survey. (2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon, Keith W. Kintigh, Adam Brin. Digital Antiquity and the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR): Broadening Access and Ensuring Long-Term Preservation for Digital Archaeological Data. Newsletter of the Center for the Study of Architecture (2010).
  • McManamon, Francis P. and Keith W. Kintigh. Digital Antiquity: Transforming Archaeological Data into Knowledge. The SAA Archaeological Record (2010).
  • Karen Mudar, Theresa Moyer, and Francis P. McManamon. The Goals and Accomplishments of the Federal Archeology Program: The Secretary of the Interior’s Report to Congress, 2004 - 2007. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Archeology Program, Washington, DC. . (2010).
  • Francis P. McManamon and Karen Mudar. Goals and Accomplishments of the Federal Archeology Program: The Secretary of the Interior’s Report to Congress, 1998-2003. (2009).
  • Francis P. McManamon, Editor. Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia (4 volumes). (2009).
  • Francis P. McManamon, Andy Stout, and Jodi Barnes (co-editors). Managing Archaeological Resources: Global Context, Local Actions. (2008).
  • Francis P. McManamon and Alf Hatton (editors). Cultural Resources Management in Contemporary Society: Perspectives on Managing and Presenting the Past. (2000).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Introduction and Background. Chapters in the Archaeology of Cape Cod, IV: Faunal Analysis and Metallurgical Analysis from the Cape Cod National Seashore Archaeological Survey (0).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
Presentations
  • Francis P. McManamon. Best Practices in the Curation of Digital Archaeological Data. Annual Meeting of the American Cultural Resources Association (Sep 2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. 40 Years of CRM (1974-2014): Accomplishments, Challenges, Opportunities. 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Tx (Apr 2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. RBS to CRM (1974-2014): Continuing and New Challenges and Opportunities. Symposium at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Tx (Apr 2014).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Symposium: Research, Preservation, Communication: Honoring Thomas J. Green on his Retirement from the Arkansas Archeological Survey. 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Tx (Apr 2014).
  • F. P. McManamon. Archaeological Information: Access, Preservation, and Use in the 21st Century. High Tech Heritage Conference (May 2012).
  • F. P. McManamon. FORUM: DIGITAL DATA STANDARDS AND "BEST PRACTICES" NEEDED FOR ACCESS TO AND PRESERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFORMATION. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2012).
  • F. P. McManamon. The Future of Digital Publishing. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2012).
  • F. P. McManamon. The Impact of Special Purpose Institutions on the Future of Archaeology. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2012).
  • Francis P. McManamon, Adam Brin, Scott Thompson, and Joshua Watts. Using the Digital Archaeolgical Record (tDAR) to Imporve your Professional Productivity. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting (Apr 2012).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Maintaining and Using the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR): Access to and Preservation of Archaeological Information. NSF Workshop on Arctic Virtual Museums and Digital Archives, Idaho State University, Pocatello (Dec 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Creating and Maintaining the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR): Access to and Preservation of Archaeological Information. Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Sep 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Creating a New England Digital Archaeological Archive. "Why Does the Past Matter?" Heritage and Society Conference, Amherst, MA (May 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Archaeological Resoures and the Shared Heritage of Place. "Why Does the Past Matter?" Heritage and Society Conference, Amherst, MA (May 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Using the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) for Management and Research. The Society for American Archaeology 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA (Apr 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon, Sarah Kansa, Eric Kansa. Planning for Archaeological Digital Data Management. Society for American Archaeology 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA (Apr 2011).
  • Francis P. McManamon. The Road to the Antiquities Act and Theodore Roosevelt's Shaping of Its Application. Annual Meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association (Oct 2010).
  • Francis P. McManamon. The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) Digital Repository and CRM Records. American Cultural Resources Association 2010 Annual Meeting (Sep 2010).
  • Francis P. McManamon. Establishing tDAR: The Digital Archaeological Record. Session at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Francis P. McManamon and Keith W. Kintigh. Designing Digital Antiquity. Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology (Jan 2010).
Service
  • Society for American Archaeology/Government Affairs Committee, Member (2014 - 2017)
  • Public Archaeology, Regional Editor (2000 - 2016)
  • Institute for Field Research, Member of the Board of Directors (2011 - 2015)
  • Public Archaeology, Regional Editor (2000 - 2015)
  • Institute for Field Research, Member of the Board of Directors (2011 - 2014)
  • American Anthropological Association, Member of the Nominations Committee (2009 - 2013)
  • American Anthropological Association, Nominations Committee, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • American Anthropological Associatoiini, Member of the Nominations Committee (2009 - 2012)