Join Allison McGovern for a lecture exploring how archaeology can be used in preservation advocacy and land use planning. 

Revealing the Past: Archaeology as Historic Preservation

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery (161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor) or online via Zoom
Cost: $5.00

Archaeology is typically considered a niche academic pursuit, but did you know that archaeology is often employed in environmental review and planning? Using examples from Long Island, Allison McGovern, PhD, will discuss how archaeology is used to document the past, and how the public can advocate for archaeology as a tool in environmental review.

Allison McGovern is a consulting anthropological archaeologist and Associate Executive Director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. She has a PhD in Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center, and her research integrates archaeology with historical research methods, public engagement, planning, and historic preservation advocacy. She is active in professional service as a member of the Professional Archaeologists of New York City, an elected Board member of the New York Archaeological Council, a member of the Suffolk County Parks Historic Trust Committee, a preservation committee member for Preservation Long Island, and various other local preservation and historical societies.