How is an Archaeology Week/Month Poster Created?

Archaeology Week Posters come into being through various means. Some are the result of art contests, others are designed through invitation. Some are created in response to a solicitation for contributions on a particular topic while other times CRM firms, avocationalists, or archaeology practioners will approach the Archaeology Week/Month organizers with an idea for a poster.

  

Funding an Archaeology Week/Month Poster

Archaeologists, Avocational societies and their volunteers, federal agencies, universities and museums, and private businesses have all supported Archaeology Week/Month posters and activities through direct financing or in-kind contributions. Cultural Resources Management firms and public companies involved in the compliance process also regularly contribute to Archaeology Week/Month poster production (i.e., poster creation and/or development costs). Such contributions generate considerable publicity and help them to earn goodwill. Private foundations, private business, and small grants can be viable sources for covering poster costs. To recover costs or to generate funding for future Archaeology Week/Month activities, the posters can also be offered for sale in various venues such as bookstores, teacher stores, museum gift shops, and at Archaeology society tables in conference book rooms.

  

Administrative Resource Links for Archaeology Week/Month Posters

For more information on the coordination of Archaeology Week/Month activities see State Archaeology Weeks: Interpreting Archaeology for the Public (National Park Service Technical Brief #15).

For a sample list of Sponsors of State Archeology Weeks/Months see State Archaeology Weeks: Interpreting Archaeology for the Public (National Park Service Technical Brief #15).

For more information on Archaeology Week/Month Posters consult the list of state organizers for each state’s Archaeology Week/Month, 2005.

Georgia’s Archaeology Month Poster (A Summary of Administrative Details)

This informative summary of Georgia's Archaeology Month operations was written by Betsy Shirk, Past President of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. It includes synopses on funding, planning, printing, distribution, and publicity.