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What subject headings are used for works on cultural resource management and related topics in archaeology?

The Library of Congress uses a number of subject headings for works on this important aspect of modern archaeology, although cultural resource management is not among them. Instead, many of these headings are subdivisions of the general heading Cultural property, which is used instead of terms like cultural heritage, cultural patrimony, and cultural resources. The subdivision of Cultural property that corresponds most closely to cultural resource management is Cultural property x Protection, which may be subdivided geographically and in other ways.
Some important topical subdivisions of this heading are:

  • Cultural property x Protection x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Cultural property x Protection x Law and legislation x Criminal provisions
  • Cultural property x Protection x Religious aspects [not subdivided geographically]
  • Cultural property x Protection x Religious aspects x Christianity [or Buddhism, etc.]
  • Cultural property x Protection x Religious aspects x Baptists [or Catholic Church, etc.]
  • Cultural property x Protection x Youth participation [may subdivide geographically]

There are two other topical subdivisions of Cultural property that may be useful when searching for relevant works:

  • Cultural property x Protection (International law) [not subdivided geographically]
  • Cultural property x Repatriation [may subdivide geographically]

Finally, there are several related subject headings that may be useful when searching for relevant works. Among these are:

  • Antiquities x Collection and preservation [not subdivided geographically, but see below]
  • Archaeology and state [may subdivide geographically]
  • Archaeology x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Cultural policy [not subdivided geographically, but see below]
  • Environmental impact analysis [may subdivide geographically]
  • Environmental impact analysis x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Environmental impact statements [may subdivide geographically]
  • Environmental impact statements x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Historic preservation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Historic preservation x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Historic sites [may subdivide geographically]
  • Historic sites x Conservation and restoration [may subdivide geographically]
  • Historic sites x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Human remains (Archaeology) x Law and legislation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Human remains (Archaeology) x Repatriation [may subdivide geographically]
  • Salvage archaeology [may subdivide geographically]

As noted, two of these headings are not subdivided geographically. Instead, they can be applied as subdivisions according to the following patterns:

Antiquities x Collection and preservation can be applied as a subdivision under a specific country, city, etc., and under ethnic groups living in modern times:

  • United States x Antiquities x Collection and preservation
  • Indians of North America x Antiquities x Collection and preservation
  • Cultural policy is applied as a subdivision only under a specific country, state, etc.
  • United States x Cultural policy
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