Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

King, Thomas F.

  • Bennie C. Keel
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1235

Basic Biographical Information

Thomas F. King was born October 20, 1942, in Atlanta, GA, to Theophilus T. (Ted) King and Helen Fulling King. He grew up in Petaluma, California, where he graduated from Petaluma High School. He became interested in archaeology at a young age. After serving in the United States Navy (1962–1964), he enrolled in San Francisco State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology (1968). Majoring in Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, he earned his doctorate in 1976. In addition to pursuing his Ph.D., between 1968 and 1975, Tom oversaw the UCLA Archaeological Survey and the UC–Riverside Archaeological Research Unit, and helped found the Society for California Archaeology. He conducted archaeological research in California’s Sierra Nevada, the North Coast Range, the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, and along the Pacific coast, and took part in political activities, court cases, and administrative actions interpreting...

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  1. King, T.F. 2006. How Micronesia changed the U.S. historic preservation program, and the importance of keeping it from changing back. Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 5:1. Available at: http://marshall.csu.edu.au/MJHSS/.
  2. - 2009. Thirteen bones (Novel). Dog-Ear Press.Google Scholar
  3. King, T.F., R. Jacobson, K. Burns & K. Spading. 2004. Amelia Earhart’s shoes, 3rd edn. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar
  4. Parker, P.L. & T.F. King. 1990. Guidelines for evaluating and documenting traditional cultural properties (National Register Bulletin 38). Washington (DC): National Register of Historic Places; National Park Service.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. King, T.F. 1983. Professional responsibility in public archeology. Annual Review of Anthropology 12: 143-64.Google Scholar
  2. - 1989. Preparing agreement documents. Washington (DC): Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.Google Scholar
  3. - 2000. Federal projects and historic places: the section 106 process. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar
  4. - 2002. Thinking about cultural resource management: essays from the edge. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar
  5. - 2003a. Places that count: traditional cultural properties in cultural resource management. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar
  6. - 2003b. Considering the cultural importance of natural landscapes in NEPA review: the Mushgigagamongsebe example. Environmental Practice 5: 4.Google Scholar
  7. - 2005a. Doing archaeology: a cultural resource management perspective. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
  8. - 2005b. What are traditional cultural properties? The Applied Anthropologist 25: 125-30.Google Scholar
  9. - 2006a. TIGHAR and the TBD in Jaluit: an example of the complexities to be considered in planning submerged historic aircraft recovery. Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 5:1. Available at: http://marshall.csu.edu.au/MJHSS/ .
  10. - 2006b. Cultural heritage preservation and the legal system with specific reference to landscapes, in L.R. Lozny (ed.) Chapter 13: landscapes under pressure: theory and practice of cultural heritage research and preservation. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  11. - 2007. Saving places that matter: a citizens guide to the National Historic Preservation Act. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
  12. - 2008. Cultural resource laws and practice: an introductory guide, 3rd edn. Walnut Creek (CA): AltaMiraPress.Google Scholar
  13. - 2009a. Our unprotected heritage: whitewashing destruction of our natural and cultural environment. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
  14. - 2009b. Backing into disaster: lessons in cultural resource management from the ‘Graving Dock’ at Port Angeles. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 4: 153-61.Google Scholar
  15. - 2010. A listless approach to resource management. Heritage Management 3: 97-100.Google Scholar
  16. King, T.F. (ed.) 2011. Companion to cultural resource management. New York; London: Wiley-Blackwell.Google Scholar
  17. King, T.F. & R. Gillespie. 1999. Archaeology in the search for Amelia Earhart, in K.L. Felder (ed.) Lessons from the past: an introductory reader in archaeology. Mountain View (CA): Mayview Press.Google Scholar
  18. King, T.F. & P.L. Parker. 1984. Piseken Nóómw Nóón Tonaachaw: archeology in the Tonaachaw historic district, Moen Island, Truk. Saipan: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Micronesian Archeological Survey.Google Scholar
  19. King, T.F. & G. White. 2006. The archaeological survey manual. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.US National Park ServiceWashingtonUSA