Dr. Alexandra Jones and Archaeology in the Community have been featured on many high profile websites. We invite you to visit the links below.

Open Your Eyes Belize Talk Show

Dr. Jones, Dr. Moore and Mrs. Ponce are featured on, “Open Your Eyes” to discuss the programs being hosted by the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Institute of Archeology.  Dr. Alexandra Jones, an archaeologist, and founder of the Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Archeology in the Community  is facilitating a series of interactive youth workshops from October 20-29, 2015 titled, Archeology in the Community (AITC) in various locations in Belize. The AITC workshops will help to facilitate public understanding and celebration of archaeological heritage in Belize. The hands-on programs will seek to connect communities to their shared past in creative and exciting ways. Over the course of the AITC program Dr. Jones will provide outreach to 160 students in Belmopan, San Ignacio, Caye Caulker, and Punta Gorda.  View the show: Open Your Eyes

Breaking Belize News 

“…The illicit trade in artifacts and cultural assets has been intermingled with the legal trade. As a result it makes it more difficult to police as few can tell the difference between illegally obtained items and those legitimately collected….And almost anyone can be a looter, as explained by Dr. Alexandra Jones, who heads the Archaeology in the Community project in the U.S. and is assisting communities in increasing their knowledge of archaeology and helping to stop the illicit artifact trade.” Read more: http://www.patrickjonesbelize.com/2014/10/21/fighting-looting-belizes-cultural-treasures/

7 News Belize 

In 2013, Belize and the USA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to stop the illicit looting and trafficking of Belize’s cultural property.  Today, a follow up workshop was held in Belize with cultural experts from both countries. The US facilitators [include] Dr. Alexandra Jones, Exec. Dir. – Archaeology in the Community, who says “When you take something, you are taking it from the country as a whole. You are actually destroying the cultural understanding by taking one object.” Read more: http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=30406

Channel 5 Belize

“For the past two days representatives of the U.S. State Department have been hosting a workshop during which local stakeholders are being educated on an agreement struck between Belize and the United States in 2013 prohibiting the sale and importation of looted artifacts in that country.” Read more: http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/105211

ArchaeoVenturers

“International Archaeology Day is the perfect way for archaeological and cultural heritage academics to give back to their respective local communities. I have become a huge supporter over the last few years of archaeologists taking the time to become involved in public archaeology, community archaeology, local capacity building, and investing in young kids who love exploration and history/science. Read more: http://archaeoventurers.com/international-archaeology-day-2014/

AntiquityNOW 

“What do you do when you realize that there are children who never heard of archaeology? Children who have never seen an archaeologist or know why archaeology even exists? If you are Dr. Alexandra Jones, you create an organization that reaches into those communities to show young people what this amazing field of discovery is all about.” Read more: http://antiquitynow.org/2014/04/29/archaeology-in-the-community-introducing-new-generations-to-the-mysteries-of-ancient-lives/

Trowelblazers

“How would you like to do archaeology-on TV-all while inspiring future generations of archaeologists? Come on, admit it, it would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it? Dr. Alexandra Jones has been doing just that.” Read more:  http://trowelblazers.tumblr.com/post/51075689934/community-spirit-dr-alexandra-jones

Society of Black Archaeologists

“Dr. Jones discussed her interests in archaeology, undergraduate years at Howard University, and “cutting her teeth” with Mayan archaeology in Mexico. As a graduate student, she became committed to the idea of community collaboration and upon receiving her Ph.D., returned to Washington, D.C. to found Archaeology in the Community. In this interview she outlines some of the latest projects as well as her experience at SHA.” Read more: http://www.societyofblackarchaeologists.com/oral-history-project.html

CRM Podcast

“Hey there listeners! We have a great show for you this week. Our guest is the founder and CEO of Archaeology in the Community, an organization that helps bring archaeology and history to the community in an urban setting.” Read more: http://www.digtech-llc.com/podcast/episode-010-archaeology-in-the-community

Archaeology Dude

“Archaeology in the Community represents everything that is right about outreach. While like many nonprofits, funding is sparse, Archaeology in the Community brings together several interests that stakeholders have: History, Archaeology, and Visual Learning.” Read more: http://www.archaeologydude.com/2011/08/archaeology-day-in-dc.html

PBS’ Time Team America

“Follow our Field Schools as they engage with archaeology and interact with the Team and contributing scientists. Read an interview with Field School Director Dr. Alexandra Jones, who explains how archaeology is a perfect way to get youth interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).” Read more: http://www.pbs.org/opb/timeteam/blog/2012/11/native-archaeologists-work-with-field-school-to-inspire-zuni-students.html

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