To Governor Rick Scott: What Anthropologists Can Do for Florida
In New York we have the Division of Historical and Anthropological Services, a part of the State Museum, and they are required to review many projects that involve the potential for further science through archaeology, when former areas of the state are transformed by modern construction, i.e., roads, river dredging, etc., and building, i.e., former settlement built on. However, it can be like the hypothetical E.U., archaeologists from France can come and excavate in England, that is companies out-of-state are hired as the national preservation laws cover the country, though the state has its requirements also. In China they discuss two types of archaeology, the one where construction finds sites and the other where academic research, often underfunded, goes out to find sites. Most of the SHPO and THPO (state historic preservation offices and also tribal historic preservation offices) try to anticipate both and could use more people anthropology trained.