Development of the Indigenous Cultural Landscape Concept in the Chesapeake
The goal of this session is to introduce the concept of Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and its orgins in the Chesapeake Bay. To present the idea that is under development by the National Park Service as a planning tool. The panel will also cover the relationship of the idea to the broader concepts of cultural landscapes. It will review the challenges of merging archeological data, information from the historical record, and regional environmental mapping. It will discuss the process developed to create criteria and methodology for identifying and mapping areas likely to contain ICLs, and explore the ways in which such a project might inform large landscape conservation beyond the Chesapeake Bay region.The panel will conclude by inviting the audience to participate in a discussion on the opportunities to use this information for targeting land conservation, recreational access, interpreting the American Indian story at a landscape scale, and benefiting diverse communities.