Francis P. McManamon is a faculty member in the MA in Cultural Heritage Management Program. From 2009 to 2019, he was the Executive and Founding Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity, an organization devoted to broadening and improving the ease of access to archaeological information and to the long-term preservation of archaeological information. He also served as a Research Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Prior to joining Digital Antiquity, McManamon served as the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service (1995–2009) and the Departmental Consulting Archeologist of the Department of the Interior (1991–2009). During the course of his career, Dr. McManamon has developed special expertise in and familiarity with cultural heritage management; Heritage Resource Management, CRM as practiced in the United States; the management of digital cultural resource data; and the identification, evaluation, public interpretation preservation, protection, and treatment of cultural heritage and resources.
McManamon is the author of articles, book chapters, commentaries, and reviews on a variety of topics related to heritage management and archaeology. His most recent book, which he edited, is New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management (Routledge, 2018). Recent articles include, among many others: “Developments in American Archaeology: Fifty Years of the National Historic Preservation Act”, in Annual Review of Anthropology 47:553-74 (2018); “Kennewick Man Case – Tribal Consultation, Scientific Studies, and Legal Issues”, in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer International Publishing AG, Cham (2018); and “Digital Archaeological Data: Ensuring Discovery, Access, Use, and Preservation”, in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology.
Dr. McManamon graduated from Colgate University in 1973; he received his Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University) in 1984. He has been involved in archaeological investigations in eastern North America, Western Europe, and Micronesia. He has worked internationally with UNESCO, UNIDROIT, ICOMOS, and ICHAM. In 1998–2000, he led the US government’s investigation of the Kennewick Man skeletal remains from Washington State.