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Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 11:23am

 Public outreach was an important aspect of Proyecto SIN, as we endeavored to make this an example of 'social archaeology.'  The goal was to create a setting in which both Canadian and Nicaraguan archaeologists (along with representatives from several other countries) could interact in order to rediscover the past, sharing different experiences, perspectives, and expertises.  Furthermore, the project worked to present these discoveries to the host community through numerous public presentations, countless informal conversations, and with a periodically updated museum exhibit at the Rivas Museum of History and Anthropology.


GM lecture at museum

Geoff McCafferty presenting recent discoveries and interpretations at Rivas Museum 


 GM with Jaime and Ramon in museum

Post lecture discussion with Jaime Marenco, Jorge Zambrana, and Ramon Valdez


An exhibit of the discoveries from Santa Isabel was displayed at the Rivas Museum, including bi-lingual texts and descriptions of the resarch methods employed as well as the preliminary interpretations.  Since the Rivas Museum is visited by thousands of Nicaraguan school children each year, as well as tourists from the cruise lines that dock at nearby San Juan del Sur, this was an excellent way to reach out to a broad audience.

Lithic objects in museum display

 Display case in Rivas museum with stone tools used for food procurement


Faunal remains in display case

Faunal remains in museum exhibit





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