The NPS: Almost 100 Years in the Making

The National Park Service (NPS) is just about to celebrate its 100th anniversary (August 25, 2016). It seems only fitting we take a moment, park it, and take a proverbial hike through its history. The NPS is a land management, preservative, educational, and protective body for the United States parks and historical sites. Joining us today is Dr. Stanley Bond. Together we will get into the details of how the NPS handles public outreach, archaeological site and materials management, and the laws in place the protect our nation’s wild places and historic legacy.

Guest: Dr. Stanley C. Bond Jr.

A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Dr. Stanley C. Bond received a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Geology from the University of Alabama and a MA and PhD in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany. His dissertation, titled “Tradition and Change in First Spanish Period (1565-1764) St. Augustine, Florida Architecture: A Search for Colonial Identity”, examined the role town planning and architecture played in the development of New World Spanish colonial identity. As an archaeologist Stan worked for the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and has  work on prehistoric and historic archaeological sites throughout the east, southeast, Caribbean, and Hawaii. Other position he has held include Archeologist for the US Army Environmental Center, Archeologist and Integrated Resources Manager for Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park,Displaying Stanley Bond.jpg Hawaii, Superintendent for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (California and Arizona), Superintendent for Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Cobb County, Georgia, and adjunct instructor at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. In 2001 Stan was awarded the Trish Patterson Student Conservation Association Award for Natural Resource Management in a Small Park. Currently Stan serves in the Washington Office as the Chief Archeologist for the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior.

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