One of the most important elements of any study of cultural heritage is the communication of conclusions about research to the communities they impact. Archaeologists have been engaged in this process for some time, not only by presenting their findings through museums and talks to the public, but also by inviting the public to visit archaeological sites being excavated, and even take part in the excavations or lab work themselves. The tangible nature of the archaeological process makes it a unique discipline that members of the community can participate in, while also learn about their own cultural heritage. This is a powerful element of our discipline, and has been categorized in what archaeologists call Public Archaeology. At Michigan State University, advances in Public Archaeology through the use of digital tools has expanded the potential and reach of Public Archaeology.
Public Archaeology as traditionally practiced has a few limitations. First, it is almost