Management of Submerged Cultural Heritage: Public Outreach Examples as a Result of the Section 106 Process

  • Christopher HorrellEmail author
Part of the When the Land Meets the Sea book series (ACUA, volume 5)


Archaeologists who are charged with protecting and managing submerged cultural heritage are beginning to utilize public outreach as a component of the overall Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act. What traditionally was viewed as compliance archaeology that generally resulted in the publication of technical reports, the curation and storage of artifacts, and papers presented at professional meetings is now including public outreach as one of the deliverables of a federally permitted or funded project. Two examples are provided to illustrate how public outreach efforts associated with the management of submerged cultural heritage are presented in an effort to inform the public about these unique examples of our collective past.


Cultural Heritage Artificial Reef Remotely Operate Vehicle Public Outreach Outer Continental Shelf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Enforcement BranchNew OrleansUSA

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