Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of Digital Antiquity, a center in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC). Digital Antiquity is devoted to improving the access to archaeological data and documents. The center also works to ensure the long term preservation and availability of these data and documents.
Before joining Digital Antiquity and SHESC in November, 2009, he was the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Dr. McManamon has been involved in the development of policy, regulations, and guidance for public archaeology in National Park system and throughout the government. He has special interests and expertise in archaeological resource management, the long-term access to and preservation of archaeological data, laws and regulations related to cultural resource management and historic preservation, and public outreach and education about archaeology and archaeological resources.
He represented the Department of the Interior in providing technical assistance to the COE and Department of Justice on the Kennewick Man case and provided archaeological advice for the General Services Administration on the New York City African Burial Ground project. He served as an expert member of the United States delegations to UNESCO negotiations on illegal artifact trafficking and the protection of underwater archeological resources.
He has conducted archeological investigations in eastern North America, western Europe, and Micronesia.
Ph.D., Anthropology, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1984
M.A., Anthropology, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1975
B.A., Anthropology and Society, Colgate University, 1973