Volume 13 December 2006
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Editor: Madeleine Regan
1. Executive News
2. WAC News
3. News from WAC Members
4. Forthcoming Conferences and Events
· 2007 Conferences
· Call for papers
5. News Items
· Other news items
6. Excerpts from other archaeological associations’ newsletters
(used with permission)
6(a) SALON (two editions from December and November 2006)
6(b) ICOMOS (Australia) (six editions from December and
1. Executive News
The Executive is delighted to announce that the sixth World Archaeological
Congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland from June 29th to July 4th 2008.
Professor Gabriel Cooney is the Academic Secretary for WAC-6, which will be
held on the campus of University College Dublin. Further information is detailed
a short report by Professor Cooney (see below), and on the WAC web site.
The Executive would like to thank Michael Ashley, Timo Bishop and other
members of the WAC web team. Our website has had 11289 unique visitors for
November, representing a solid 20% over October, and an 89% increase since
August. In the last few months we have had over 38,000 visitors, over 501,536
hits, with an average of 8.74 hits per visit for the year.
The WAC symposium ‘Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual
Property’, was held in Burra from the 3-5th December 2006.
The symposium was attended by people from Canada, South Africa, the USA,
New Zealand, Japan and Australia, and had a very significant participation from
Aboriginal Australians. It included a dedicated community program, which
included a schools program for 250 local children. Further information is below
and on the web site for the symposium:
This has been a big year for WAC and we would like to thank all the people who
have volunteered their time and expertise to assist others and to advance a
vision of an archaeological community that actively seeks to redress global
inequities, as an integral part of the process of the development of the discipline.
We wish you all the very best for the season,
Claire Smith, for the Executive
2. WAC News
WAC-6 in Ireland 2008
Information from Gabriel Cooney, Academic Secretary, WAC-6 Ireland
Ireland will have the honour of hosting the sixth World Archaeological Congress
to be held in Dublin from June 29th to July 4th 2008. The WAC-6 in Ireland
congress will be held on the campus of University College Dublin.
The background to this is that the UCD School of Archaeology had been in
contact with the Executive of the World Archaeological Congress earlier in the
year with a view to putting forward a bid to host WAC-7 in 2011. But in September word came through that the proposed plan to hold WAC-6 in Jamaica
in 2007 had changed and that WAC-6 would now be held in 2008 (a more
focussed, Inter-Congress meeting is now being held in Jamaica in 2007). The
School was asked if it was interested in making a bid with this much shorter
timescale in mind. After some deliberation we decided to go for it! This meant a
very quick development of our proposal, with the help of the Conference and
Events Office of University College Dublin. In September Professor Claire Smith,
the President of WAC, was able to come to have a look at the suitability of the
UCD campus in between her participation at the conference of the International
Union of Pre- and Protohistoric Sciences (IUPPS) in Lisbon and the annual
meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) in Cracow.
Professor Smith’s visit was very helpful in talking about the hard realities - and
the real excitement - that would be involved in terms of organising a congress if
the bid proved to be successful.
The School was delighted with the warm support that the bid received from
colleagues across the archaeological profession. In November we heard that the
bid was successful and now have to start planning in earnest with a real-time
deadline. We are committed to ensuring that while UCD will be the main venue
for the congress a wide range of institutions and colleagues will be fully involved
to really make this occasion WAC-6 in Ireland. We plan to make this a
memorable event, actively building on the success of TAG in Dublin in 2001 and
EAA in Cork in 2005 and other recent successful international conferences which
have created a very positive impression of Ireland as a conference venue. WAC-
6 is also coming to Ireland at a key time for Irish archaeology. It provides an
opportunity to highlight the character and significance of archaeological research
in Ireland and it will foster an engagement with the social context and role of
archaeology and its significance to the wider community.
We will be keeping members fully informed and updated on plans for WAC-6 in
Gabriel Cooney, for the WAC-6 Organizing Committee, UCD School of
The deadline for the submission of sessions has been extended to the end of
January 2007. The deadline for individual papers remains the end of February
Submitted abstracts will be available on the WAC
IC Jamaica website - asjam.com
by the end of January 2007.
WAC IC Jamaica 2007
Symposium on Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual
The WAC symposium ‘Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual
Property Rights’, was held in Burra from the 3-5th December 2006. The
symposium will be held in the recently restored historic Burra Town Hall, built
less than 20 years after the British colonisation of South Australia. The ICOMOS
Burra Charter originated in Burra, and in 1994, the township of Burra was
declared a State Heritage Town, in recognition of the integrity of the township as
a whole and its historic buildings. Today, it is thriving, based largely upon the
successful and strategic promotion of its historic heritage—a small economic
wonder in a world where the populations of country towns are shrinking and the
economies depressed. However, so far, little has been done to promote the
Indigenous heritage of Burra, and the WAC symposium was designed to draw
attention to this oversight.
This symposium emerged from a collaboration with the Ngadjuri Heritage
Committee as a result of earlier work on Indigenous sites in the Burra region in
2004. The symposium was attended by people from Canada, South Africa, the
USA, New Zealand, Japan and Australia, and included a dedicated community
program. All parts of this symposium were open to the public, and were free for
all members of the mid-north region of South Australia.
The public program began with a free barbeque at Thomas Pickett Reserve, on
Sunday 3rd, December, and included cultural workshops by Indigenous artists,
classes for schoolchildren and tours of Indigenous archaeological sites in the
region. The workshops were offered as part of a schools program for 250 local
children on art and culture, run by Indigenous participants of the symposium and
Flinders staff and students. This symposium was hosted collaboratively by the
Ngadjuri people who celebrated their returning to country, and there was a
particular focus on the cultural and intellectual property issues they face as part
of this process.
A number of motions were passed unanimously at the Plenary session of the
symposium, and are now being acted upon by the Executive. This, and other
information, is available on the web site for the symposium:
3. News from WAC Members
from Alexander Herrera
Departamento de Antropología
Universidad de Los Andes
The recovery of indigenous technologies: a debt with our people
(CLACSO - 2007)
This research project will address the recovery of indigenous technologies,
understood as complex webs of relations between people about their
surroundings, as a strategy for alternative development based on the reevaluation
of archaeological heritage in the Andes. Archaeo- anthropological field
study of recovery projects and potentialities on ancient farming, herding,
architecture and silviculture in Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia and Argentina is geared to
understand how we may begin to repay the historical debt with our people,
pinpointed by Eduardo Galeano, by strengthening traditional identities and
subsistence practices in Latin America. We are interested in exchanging
experiences with people working on similar topics in other parts of the
Contact: Alexander Herrera email@example.com
from Tom King
News of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR)
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), a U.S.
based organization that does aviation-related archaeological and historical
research and promotes responsible preservation of historic aircraft,
recently completed a project on Yap in the Federated States of
Micronesia, documenting World War II Japanese aircraft wrecks for the
Yap Historic Preservation Office with a grant from the U.S. National Park Service. The numerous wrecks around the old Colonia airport on Yap
have become a management issue, as they deteriorate and lose parts to
collectors. TIGHAR performed an initial documentation project and
developed options for management. The contract was overseen by WAC
member Tom King, directed in the field by Gary Quigg and John Clauss of
More or less simultaneously, TIGHAR conducted a planning and
documentation project in Jaluit, Republic of the Marshall Islands, to help
determine the feasibility of recovering a rare TBD Douglass Devestator
torpedo bomber for conservatin by the U.S. Navy. Conducted under a
permit issued to King by the RMI Historic Preservation Office and directed
in the field by TIGHAR's Van Hunn, the project was carried out in
cooperation with Jaluit landowners and the U.S. Naval Historical Center's
Underwater Archaeology Unit. The Unit's head, Dr. Robert Neyland, took
part in the fieldwork, which was supported by Navy divers from USS
Safeguard. The two TBD wrecks on the bottom of Jaluit lagoon were
documented in detail, and samples were recovered from detached
aluminum panels for chemical testing by Texas A&M University, where
conservation planning is being carried out.
TIGHAR is planning and seeking to raise funds for its next expedition to
Nikumaroro Island in the Republic of Kiribati, seeking to solve the mystery
of the 1937 disappearance of pioneer aviators Amelia Earhart and Fred
Noonan. TIGHAR's prior 18 years of research into this mystery are
documented in Amelia Earhart's Shoes, the 2004 AltaMira Press book by
King and his colleagues Karen Burns, Randall Jacobson, and Kenton
Spading, which won the 2004 Society for American Archaeology's book
award for explaining archaeological science to a lay audience. The U.S.
Naval Institute Press has just published Finding Amelia, a detailed
historical study of the events surrounding the Earhart disappearance, by
TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie. The evidence organized by
Gillespie points toward Earhart's landing and survival for a time on
Nikumaroro, a conclusion supported by several other lines of
archaeological, historical, and other evidence summarized in Shoes. 2007
being the 60th anniversary of the disappearance, TIGHAR is hopeful of
raising the upwards of US$600,000 necessary to support a month's work
on Nikumaroro, investigating the remains of a British colonial village that
has produced aircraft parts and an apparent campsite thought to be where
a partial human skeleton was recovered by a British colonial officer in
1940. Nikumaroro is uninhabited today, and is part of the recently
designated Phoenix Islands Protected Area
For more information contact: TFKing106@aol.com
The website address is: www.tighar.org
from Dan Hicks
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Bristol
Publication of the second volume in British Archeological Reports series
News is announced of the publication of the second volume in the
new British Archaeological Reports series "Studies in Contemporary and
Dan Hicks & Joshua Pollard
Series Editors, "Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology"
Banaras Hindu University
One time regional rep. Dr. Ajay Pratap, has recently
been appointed Reader in the Department of History at Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi, India. Additionally he will be teaching one full paper in fieldmethods
in Archaeology to MA final students.
Professor of Archeology
Capilano College, Vancouver
Canadian WAC member Robert Muckle's 'Introducing Archaeology' was
released by Broadview Press in September, 2006. The text was designed
primarily for introductory level courses in North America, but covers
many things of international interest as well, including the social
relevance of archaeology, ethics and the management of heritage
It is a concise and economical text designed for first-year archaeology courses,
with materials presented in a straightforward and clear manner. The text situates
archaeology historically and in the contemporary world, contextualizing the discipline within academia, industry, politics, popular culture, and social
movements. It also addresses the national and international regulations and
codes of ethics that govern much of archaeology today. Archaeological methods
comprise the core of the text with a focus on reconstructing culture history,
ecological adaptations, and the social and ideological aspects of culture.
The publisher's web site, www.broadviewpress.com
contains the table of contents, reviews, and information on how to order from
around the world. The book is 257 pages and sells for 39.95 (USD), 60.00
(AUST), 22.99 (UK), and 45.00 (CDN).
4. Forthcoming Conferences and Events
· 2007 Conferences
· Call for papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
SYMPOSIUM HERITAGE EDUCATION AT IV TAAS/WAC - CATAMARCA,
SYMPOSIUM The Multiple Voices of Heritage Education: approaches from
Abstracts Deadline: 15th February, 2007
Marcia Bezerra (Symposium Chair) invites papers:
We believe that education through Archaeology can effectively contribute
towards the recognition of conflicts, the understanding of the process through
which difference is constructed, with the elaboration of cultural inclusion policies
and with a strong notion of community.
In this sense, we tend to consider that the implementation of activities, projects
and programs that connect Archaeology and Heritage Education (HE) contribute
to the valorization of the cultural heritage, to the legitimation of identities, to the
strengthening of the sense of citizenship, and to the perception of the 'other.' But
is it true that such projects have indeed been able to reach such objectives?
Have these projects been worrying about exposing conflicts or merely with the
display of distinct cultural manifestations? Are they betting on a national history
made out of a network of threads with nuances and shades, or are they
perpetuating the idea of the supremacy of one group over the other "contributors"
to the nation? Do they perceive cultural diversity from the standpoint of an interdependency relationship, or do they reproduce a split vision of domination
and dependency? Do they reinforce a sense of community or perpetuate a notion
After all, what is "Heritage Education?" Of what Education and of what Heritage
are we talking about?Whose Education? Whose Heritage? Whose Archaeology?
What is its role in the legitimation of identities? Is diversity the difference or is it
the different?Are we transforming the exotic in familiar? Could it be that we are,
somehow, reproducing the "competent discourse" proclaimed by Chauí?
Paraphrasing the author: aren't we creating the cultural incompetents?How many
voices are represented in these projects?
We encourage papers that contribute to answering some of these questions and
that will bring about several others. This process will make it possible for us to
deepen the discussions, to better analyze specific situations and, above all, to
point towards paths to a Heritage Education that includes cultural diversity of the
archaeological patrimony not as rhetoric, but as an instrument for the constitution
of cultural citizenship.
Chair: Marcia Bezerra/Universidade Católica de Goiás, Brasil
National Park Service’s 2007 Archaeological Prospection Workshop
14 – 18 May 2007
The National Park Service’s 2007 workshop on archaeological prospection
techniques entitled Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-
Destructive Investigations in the 21st Century will be held May 14-18, 2007, at the
HAMMER Training Center, Richland, Washington.
Lodging will be at the Guest House, Richland, Washington. This will be the
seventeenth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial
photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the
identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological
resources across this Nation.
The workshop will focus on the theory of operation, methodology, processing,
interpretation, and on-hands use of the equipment in the field. There is a tuition
charge of $475.00.
Application forms are available on the Midwest
Archeological Center’s web page at http://www.cr.nps.gov/mwac/.
For further information, please contact :
Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist,
Service, Midwest Archeological Center,
Building, Room 474,
100 Centennial Mall North,
Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392,
fax: (402) 437-5098;
Third International Seminar on Maritime Archaeology
August – September 2007
The International Seminars on Maritime Archeology
are held every two years and the event in 2007will
be jointly organized by the Indian Navy and the
Archaeological Survey of India. The seminars bring
together scholars and professionals to discuss
topics related to maritime archaeology, and in
particular, the maritime heritage of the Indian
Ocean. In addition ISMA-3 will focus on recent
underwater archaeological activities in the Indian
Ocean and new technologies of preservation of
To promote greater participation
of scholars, researchers from different parts
of the world, the Organising Committee has decided
not to charge registration fees. The proceedings
will be in English.
Scholars presenting papers
are asked to send their acceptance as soon as
possible. They will be provided with accommodation
and local hospitality during the seminar.
Dr Alok Tripathi
Archaeological Survey of India
Red Fort, Delhi, 110006
CHAT 2007: FAITH,
HOPE, AND CHARITY
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th November 2007
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
This is the first call for papers for CHAT 2007 - the 5th annual meeting of the
conference group for Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory
The Theme for CHAT 2007 is “Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Belief, Desire,
and Benevolence in Archaeologies of the Recent and Contemporary Past”
CHAT 2007 will be held in Sheffield, UK, and will be hosted by Archaeological
Research & Consultancy at the University of Sheffield (ARCUS), which is part of
the Department of Archaeology.
A pdf file of the call for papers - for printing and displaying in your office or
department, is online here -
It is anticipated that papers will explore (but not be limited to) themes arising from
the colonisation of New Worlds, the clash of cultures, the
consequences of violence, archaeologies of contemporary and historic slavery,
the creation of diasporic consciousness, the spread of world
faiths, utopian communities, ideologies of improvement, archaeologies of
hospitals, workhouses, and confinement, the articulation of dissent, peace
movements, mass trespass, mechanisms of technological innovation, urban
regeneration, environmentalism, archaeologies of sport and leisure,
Joint contributions from archaeologists and non-archaeologists are particularly
encouraged. Papers from emerging scholars, international
colleagues and from archaeologists based outside Higher Education Institutions
are welcomed. Multimedia or performed presentations are
welcome, as well as conventional paper presentations. All sessions will be
300-500 word paper abstracts should be sent as
soon as possible, and by 31st March 2007 at the
For CHAT 2007, 1,500-3,000 word paper summaries
will be expected from contributors by 1st September
2007 for posting on the CHAT web pages. All correspondence
for CHAT 07 should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote speakers will be announced in the first half of 2007.
More details on the CHAT group are on the CHAT homepage
5. News Items
· Other news items
RUPESTRE, Arte rupestre en Colombia. Number 6, July 2006.
Rupestre is a magazine with a focus on rock that has been published by a
research group in Colombia since 1970. The most recent issue, was published
in July this year.
RUPESTRE: Arte Rupestre en Colombia
No. 6, July 2006
Editorial Cultura de los Pueblos Pintores
DIRECTION: Guillermo Muñoz C.
EDITION: Judith Trujillo T.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Miguel Ángel Albadán
EDITORIAL TEAM: GIPRI-Colombia
This issue presents the following papers:
1. Rock Art
The debate of history and culture
2. Methodologies and discussions about the study of rock art
3. Rock Art in the Muisca-Panche borderland of San Francisco, Cundinamarca,
4. Words and images: The construction of Indigenous history and the rock art in
the scholar books
5. Art and Food
6. Visualization of data of research in rock art
Miguel Angel Albadan
7. The enigma of rupestrian representations
EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
The website will provide more information about
this and the previous issues: www.gipri.org
Two new publications from Archaeolingua Publications
1. Altkeltische Sozialstrukturen
Price € 78
Based on social complexity theory a model of locally constituted Iron Age central
and western European societies is developed. Such societies evolve individually
different, yet statistically similar. Using archaeological, historical and linguistic
sources it is demonstrated how the individual experiences with the social
environment and the constraints and necessities set by the natural environment
shape similar social structures. Particularly in societies speaking closely related
(Celtic) languages, similar social and political patterns emerge.
Following a short introduction to the theoretical foundations and a discussion of
the current state of the art in Iron Age social history, the first part of this study
discusses the immediate and wider social environment. The structure of the
household and the family are examined, which will have defined the early
childhood experiences. Child education, neighbourhood relations, contracts and
the influence of countrymen and foreigners/guests are discussed, probably a
significant part of later childhood experiences. Then, the main Iron Age ‘professions’ and how they influenced social experiences are examined. The
second part of the study deals with social differentiation. It is discussed how the
‘social value’ of any person would have been determined. The status of
dependent, independent and privileged (because of their abilities or social
functions) members of society is examined.
The third part discusses methods to exert social pressure and means of social
integration. The fourth part examines how political structures are a function of
social interdependencies as deduced from the model. Finally, these different
aspects are drawn together to construct an idealised general description of Iron
Age Celtic social systems.
An extensive bibliography, a detailed glossary and a schematic diagram of the
basics of ancient Celtic social structures concludes the study.
2. Schaf und Ziege im frühgeschichtlichen Mitteleuropa
Martin Hannes Graf
Price € 60
The book contains a series of studies which document the high value of sheep
and nanny goats in the early history of Central Europe north of the Alps.
Questions concerning religious and economic history, folklore, and symbolism
are discussed mainly based on linguistic phenomena. Furthermore,
methodological problems of linguistic-philological oriented cultural studies are
critically taken into consideration. Central investigation areas form on the one
hand the etymology of iE. *kaprós, the god and its theonym Gebrinius in the
context of the low German ‹Matronenkult›, and prehistoric transhumance, and on
the other side a reappraisal of the emblematic aspect of the germanic Cornuti.
New propositions to old problems as the ‹Haberfeldtreiben›, the ‹Habergeiss›, or
the ‹Perchten› are submitted. Moreover, a detailed chapter to colour symbolism,
light symbolism, and weather symbolism of sheep and nanny goats
demonstrates the significant role of flock beyond economy in the beliefs of
people in former epochs.
For more information about the texts contact:
New online journal
The Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham are
pleased to announce the launch of the new online journal "Rosetta".
Rosetta is a journal for archaeologists, historians and classicists interested in the
study of ancient and modern societies. It welcomes articles, book reviews,
museum and conference reports, and other items related to its areas of interest,
especially those that cross disciplinary boundaries. It is organised and edited by
research postgraduates at the University of Birmingham.
The journal is free to view and Issue #01 is online
now. If you would like any further information
please contact the editorial team at email@example.com.
The Royal Historical Society Bibliography
in association with Irish History: Irish History Online and London's Past
The Royal Historical Society Bibliography, Irish
History Online and London's Past Online launched
a major update to their bibliographical database
(available free of charge at http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl)
on 31 October. The update includes 13,000 new
records bringing the total number of records in
the online database to 420,000. The update also
marks the completion of the Irish History Online
project to place online the entire contents of
the printed and microfiche _Writings on Irish
***New batch of data from Irish History Online***
This update includes over 8000 new records from
Irish History Online( http://www.irishhistoryonline.ie
), mostly from the _Writings on Irish History_
for 1936-69. The online database now includes
the entire contents of the _Writings on Irish
History_ for 1936-2001, covering all the _Writings_
previously published in print and on microfiche,
as well as some more recent material. A total
of 58,000 titles on Irish history are now accessible
using the "Irish material only" option on the
RHS search menu (http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl/dataset.asp
), or through the "Irish History Online" search
***New Irish History Online project***
A new Irish History Online project commenced in October 2006 with the aim of
improving coverage of the Irish diaspora, including foreign publications. Dr Frank
Cullen is the editor of this new project which, like the first stage of Irish History
Online, is based at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, under the
direction of Professor Jacqueline Hill. The new project will also add information
on new publications on Irish history more generally, with the aim of creating an
online current bibliography of Irish history.
***Other new records***
Apart from the new records from Irish History
Online, this update includes 5100 other new records;
nearly 2900 of these cover publications of 2005-6.
379 of the new records relate to the history of
Greater London, so that a total of over 41,000
records is now available using the "London material
only" option on the RHS search menu ( http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl/dataset.asp),
or through the "London's Past Online" search menu
). Newly added records include recently completed
theses on London history derived from information
compiled by the Centre for Metropolitan History
It is possible to browse all the latest additions,
including those from Irish History Online, by
broad period/country categories (based on the
sections previously used for the printed RHS Annual
Bibliography) by going to the browse page ( http://www.rhs.ac.uk/bibl/browse.asp#sections
H-Nt Network for Museums and Museum Studies
Firestone, R, West, A & Warwick-Smith, 2006
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire and Famine in the History of
Civilzation, Bear Company, Rochester, Vermont, 392 pp, ISBN 10:1-59143-
Could the death throes of a nearby massive star during a supernova explosion
have sent out debris waves that caused:
1. The extinction of millions of animals in Australia, a massive increase in global
radiocarbon, and an almost-reversal of the earth's magnetic field 41,000 years
2. A large surge in global radiocarbon and another almost-magnetic-field
reversal 34,000 years ago?
3. The northern ice sheets to go into rapid meltdown with consequent
catastrophic flooding 16,000 years ago?
4. Extinction of Pleistocene megafauna and millions of other animals in the
northern hemisphere, the disappearance of the Clovis and Cro Magnon cultures,
a sudden increase in radiocarbon and wavering of the earth's magnetic field
13,000 years ago?
Apparently so. For the solid scientific evidence that supports this hypothesis,
read the text.
Other news items
Report on Conference: ‘Archaeology in Conflict’ and Ethical Conduct
The following report was submitted by:
Sjoerd van der Linde, Centre for Applied Archaeology
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
What are the underlying ethics in archaeological site management, and how do
you address the needs of the local communities during heritage projects in a wartorn
present? Archaeologists, heritage managers, journalists and post-war
reconstruction specialists addressed these questions at Archaeology in Conflict -
Cultural Heritage, Site Management and Sustainable Development in Conflict
and Post-Conflict States in the Middle East, a conference held from 10-12
November 2006 at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
The Centre for Applied Archaeology secured speakers from Palestine, Lebanon,
Iraq, Europe and the USA to discuss approaches to managing cultural heritage
and sustainable development in Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon. Over
150 participants looked at a range of case studies and debated issues such as
reconstruction, heritage management, memory archival, the transferral of skills
and resources, the role of the media, antiquities trade, ethical standards, and
how policy decisions are made in these circumstances. The conference was
supported by the British Academy, the British Council, the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, the Global Heritage Fund and the Institute of Archaeology,
To address the issues raised during the conference, the UCL Centre for Applied
Archaeology is currently working on a Code of Ethics for the engagement of
heritage professionals in Cultural Resource Management projects, which will be
open for discussion during the WAC Inter-congress in Jamaica 2007 at the
session “Localising the global”. Archaeological resource management:
participatory processes and ethical codes of conduct” organized by Tim Williams
and Stelios Lekakis.
The UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology encourages
research, innovation and ethical standards in
professional archaeological practice, building
links between fieldworkers in commercial practice
and colleagues engaged in more academic research.
For more information see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/caa
Announcement of Indigenous Heritage Programme, Australia 2007 - 2008
The Indigenous Heritage Programme (IHP) is an Australian government
initiative with A$3.5 million available in 2007 – 08 to support project that
identify, conserve and promote the Indigenous heritage values of places
important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Projects up to $100,00 will be funded.
The Programme may assist with identifying places
likely to have outstanding Indigenous heritage
value to Australia suitable for inclusion on the
National Heritage List (see www.deh.gov.au/heritage/national).
Projects dealing with Indigenous heritage values
which have/potentially have outstanding heritage
value to Australia against one or more of the
National Cultural Heritage List criteria will
be favourably considered. (see www.deh.gov.au/heritage/national/criteria).
For more information visit the following website:
Director, Indigenous Heritage Management
Department of the Environment and Heritage
Tel: 02 6274 2290
Mob: 0407 948 313
6. Excerpts from other archaeological newsletters (used with
6(a) SALON (two editions from December and November 2006)
SALON - the Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter
Salon 154: 11 December 2006
SALON Editor: Christopher Catling
• Inquiry opens into fate of Stonehenge visitor centre
• Newly discovered view of Stonehenge in medieval manuscript
• UK museums at the bottom of the world acquisitions league
• ‘Inspirational’ 29 million extra visits to national museums
• St Paul’s grave and the trophies of Emperor Maxentius
• Community Archaeology Forum launched
Inquiry opens into fate of Stonehenge visitor centre
This week’s Salisbury Journal contains an account of the opening of the twoweek
public inquiry into English Heritage’s plans to build a new visitor centre for
Stonehenge on land east of the Countess Road roundabout in Amesbury.
First to give evidence at the opening of the inquiry on 5 December was the
chairman of English Heritage, Sir Neil Cossons, who spoke of the importance of
Stonehenge and the need for the scheme. He said that opportunities to interpret
at the present site are constrained, with no space for exhibitions, displays or
educational facilities, and English Heritage wants the visitor centre to encourage
people to spend more time at the monument and its surrounding landscape,
including promoting links with Salisbury and Devizes museums. Sir Neil said:
‘This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turn a national disgrace into a source of national, regional and local pride, and to create an inspiring and lasting
contribution to the cultural legacy of the 2012 Olympics.’
Newly discovered view of Stonehenge in medieval manuscript
Fellow Mike Pitts conducted a survey some years ago when he was curator of
the Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury which showed that a very high
proportion of those visitors questioned by Mike estimated the age of the stone
circle to be about ‘100 years old’. Back in the fifteenth century, Stonehenge was
such an enigma that medieval compilers of historical chronicles known as ‘Scala
Mundi’ were not sure whether to place Stonehenge in a Biblical context, as a
natural phenomenon (on a par with the Cheddar caves), or as the work of giants
Now a newly discovered Scala Mundi, dating from around 1441, not only
contains a hitherto unknown drawing of Stonehenge, it places the building of the
monument in the later fifth century, and repeats Geoffrey of Monmouth’s tale that
Merlin built Stonehenge ‘not by force but by art’ from stones brought from Ireland.
The manuscript containing the vignette was discovered in the municipal library at
Douai by Christian Heck, History of Art Professor at the University of Lille 3
Charles-de-Gaulle. Written in English and Latin, the manuscript probably came to
France with English Catholics studying at the University of Douai, founded in
Heck made the discovery in 2001 but has only just published his find (in Tributes
in Honor of James H. Marrow: studies in painting and manuscript illumination of
the late Middle Ages and Northern Renaissance, edited by Jeffrey F Hamburger
and Anna Korteweg, published by Harvey Miller/Brepols). Heck writes that this is
only the third known medieval illustration of Stonehenge, and the first drawn by
an artist who had clearly been to the site Ñü rather than the somewhat schematic
depiction of the other two, this vignette shows four free-standing trilithons with
tenons on the uprights, the first known depiction of this unique design feature.
Mike Pitts features the tiny drawing on the front cover of the newly published
January/February 2007 edition of British Archaeology. It will also feature in the
exhibition at the Royal Academy next year to celebrate the Society’s
UK museums at the bottom of the world acquisitions league
A depressing report published by the Art Fund last month demonstrated that UK
museums and galleries are at the bottom of the world league when it comes to
finding funds for acquisitions, and that the budgets of our national museums are
dwarfed by the sums spent on adding to their collections by the world's biggest art institutions. The Met in New York spent more than £53m in 2004/5: eight
times more than the National Gallery and seventy times more than the British
Museum. While the Met was the biggest spender, MoMA in New York spent
£20m, the Louvre £16.8m, the Getty in Los Angeles £10.5m and the
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam £9.7m. The biggest UK spender was the National
Gallery, at £6.3m. The Tate spent £4.8m, the V&A £1.3m, and the British
Museum trailed at £761,000. The Art Fund research showed that nationally 60
per cent of museums allocated no money whatsoever to collecting new work and
only 13 per cent said their ability to collect met their aspirations.
The Art Fund believes the Treasury should learn from overseas tax regimes.
Donors in the US can give money to museums tax free: such gifts contributed to
just over half of the Met's spending. In France companies which make donations
can deduct 90 per cent of that money from their corporation tax bill.
David Barrie, Director of the Art Fund, said the Treasury tended to roll its eyes
when the idea of changing the tax regime was put to it, on the grounds that
‘everyone was asking for help’. He said the figures were so comparatively small
that it would be barely noticeable. ‘If Gordon Brown is trying to improve his public
image then showing he cares about the arts is one way of doing it.’
‘Inspirational’ 29 million extra visits to national museums
Figures released by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell reveals the extent of the
public’s appetite for serious culture, with an increase of 29 million in the number
of recorded visits to England’s national museums and galleries over the last five
years, an 83 per cent increase in total visits since 2001.
The Government claims credit for this increase and calls the figures
‘inspirational’, because they ‘completely vindicate our decision to put free
admission at the heart of our cultural policy since 1997 when the obstacle of
entry fees was swept away’. Whether free entry really is the reason for the
increase is difficult to say: the figures also show that visits to the national
museums that were already or have always been free, such as the National
Gallery and the British Museum, also rose by 80 per cent over the same period.
In previous years the DCMS statement on visitor figures has laid great emphasis
on the number of visitors from socio-economic classes C2, D and E and socalled
minority ethnic groups, but this year the Secretary of State seems happy to
celebrate the increase in all visitors, indiscriminately.
The figures released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
relate to the twenty-two institutions that it funds directly. Its subsidy to them is
£320 million, of which £40 million is estimated to be the cost of free admission.
Visits to the V&A were up 122 per cent, the Natural History Museum 112 per cent
and the Science Museum 81 per cent.
Some museum campaigners would like to see the principle of free admission
extended to all collections designated as nationally important. Peter Saunders,
Director of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, wrote to The Times on 5
December 2006 to ask ‘might not the Government encourage the Lottery to
support charitable trust museums by providing one-off grants as endowments
with which they could fund free entry? The sums would not be huge and I believe
could prove equally or even more effective in improving access than capital
developments that give rise to additional running costs and thus increased entry
St Paul’s grave and the trophies of Emperor Maxentius
Two spectacular finds were reported in Rome this week. Vatican authorites are
claiming to have discovered the tomb of St Paul under an altar at St Pauloutside-
the-Walls, Rome’s second largest church (after St Peter’s). Though
rebuilt in 1823 after a fire, this stands on the remains of a church built by the
Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. Archaeologists say they found St
Paul's remains in a sarcophagus marked with a marble plaque inscribed ‘Paul the
Apostle, Martyr’ underneath a stone slab in catacombs dating from the fourth
century. The sarcophagus is said to date from AD 390 when the Emperor
Theodosius ‘saved’ the remains and moved them to the site, near the Appian
Way. According to the Bible, St Paul was imprisoned in Rome and eventually
beheaded in the city around AD 64.
Constantine famously used the Cross of Christ as his battle banner at the Battle
of Milvian Bridge in 312 when he defeated Maxentius, junior emperor in the
imperial Tetrarchy, to become ruler of the entire Western Roman Empire.
Excavation under Rome's Palatine Hill near the Colosseum has now turned up
what are claimed as the imperial insignia of the defeated Emperor Maxentius,
consisting of three lances and four javelins along with an imperial sceptre with a
carved flower and a globe, and a number of glass spheres, believed to be a
symbolic representation of the earth. The items were buried inside wooden boxes
and wrapped in linen and silk. Clementina Panella, the archaeologist who made
the discovery, said the insignia were probably hidden by the supporters of
Maxentius in an attempt to preserve the emperor's memory and to prevent their
destruction at the hands of the enemy.
Community Archaeology Forum launched
The Council for British Archaeology has launched a dedicated online resource
for community archaeology groups across the UK, enabling them to share the results of their work online using wiki technology, which enables web pages to be
built collectively (the same technology that is used to power the Wikipedia online
The Community Archaeology Forum (CAF) enables users to create pages and
upload material to gain a greater profile for their project, to share ideas with
others and to start discussions about the interpretation of the material they have
found. They may want to look at other projects to get ideas about how to tackle
their own archaeological site, building or survey, or simply because they are
interested in what others have found.
Dr Dan Hull, the CBA’s Head of Information & Communications, says that ‘CAF is
a developing resource and will, in time, contain advice and guidance pages
helping community archaeology projects to achieve high standards of research,
fieldwork and interpretation. Useful links, suggested reading and other resources
can be added. It is not, however, meant as a formal and final repository of
archaeological data Ñü rather, it is a forum for displaying and discussing work in
As well as viewing the CAF website, you can also follow the ‘Discussion List’ link
to stay in touch with the latest events and opinions in community archaeology.
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, Deputy Director
Salary £43,638 to £46,295; closing date 12 January 2007
Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute
for Archaeological Research. The role of the Deputy Director is to support the
Director in overseeing the administration and research activity of the McDonald
Institute, the latter including its grant, monograph publication and conference
programmes. The post-holder will be actively engaged in research in any field of
archaeology and will contribute to graduate research and supervision and
teaching programmes in archaeology.
Further particulars and an application form (PD18)
may be obtained from Sara Harrop: firstname.lastname@example.org
SALON - the Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter
Salon 153: 27 November 2006
• Making and Preserving American History in
• Antiquity makes a bold attempt to change the way we structure time
• Proposal to close God’s House Tower Museum in Southampton
• Journey to the New World: London 1606 to Virginia 1607
• Scammers target archaeologists
• Third Annual Ename International Colloquium: call for papers
Making and Preserving American History in 2006
Our Fellow Ian Burrow, Vice-President of the New Jersey-based historical
resource consultancy, Hunter Research, has news of two recent events that
seem likely to have a positive effect on historic preservation in the US.
Ian writes: ‘Fellows may recall reports in Salon last year on the strenuous efforts
made by the US historic preservation community to protect key provisions of the
National Historic Preservation Act under threat of repeal. The significant change
in the political landscape of Washington DC as a result of the November
elections bodes well. With Democrats now in the majority in both Houses there is
good reason to expect an end to the shameless and relentless attempts to
weaken or rescind all the major environmental and historic preservation statutes.
‘Of key importance for the future is the Republicans’ loss of control of the
congressional committees where the real work is done on legislation. This,
combined with the steadily growing bi-partisan Historic Preservation Caucus in
the House of Representatives, means that prospects are much better than a year
ago. Particularly satisfying in the rout of the Republican ideologues was the
ousting of Congressman Richard Pombo of California, the prime mover behind
these efforts and an extreme property rights advocate.
‘While the Congressional majority has been hostile Ñü or at best indifferent Ñü to
historic preservation, the Executive Branch, paradoxically, has been vocal in its
enthusiasm for history. The White House’s “Preserve America Initiative” has, as a
prime focus, the use of historic assets to promote economic development.
‘That program has now taken on a wider significance. In October 2006 over 450
people, all invitees from a wide range of historic preservation backgrounds
(including myself), met in a still-battered New Orleans for the first Preserve
America Summit. The objective of the meeting was to assess the effectiveness of
the Federal historic preservation program on the fortieth anniversary of the
passage of the National Historic Preservation Act.
‘This was a high-profile event. Keynote speakers included First Lady Laura Bush
(who also participated in some workshop sessions), John Nau, Chair of the
crucial Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Richard Moe, President of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation, senior members of Congress and the
leaders of several Federal agencies. While cynics might point to both the location
and the timing of the Summit as being politically determined, the fact remains
that senior political figures made ringing endorsements of the importance of
historic preservation in the US.
‘The main work of the Summit was to review the recommendations of eleven
panels that had met in the previous months. The final plenary session presented
a consolidated list of sixty specific proposals. These fell under five main
headings: Identification (better and more inclusive documentation of the nation’s
patrimony); Enhancement (better management of resources); Sustainability
(highlighting the economic benefits of preservation and promoting best
practices); Education (more history in the school curriculum, better training for
historic preservation practitioners); and Leadership (stronger commitment to
implementation of current law, and a strong recommendation that the US reengage
with the international community over such issues as the World Heritage
‘The draft reports covering all these issues are now available for public comment
on the Preserve America Summit website. Comments are invited by 16 January
2007. The final report will be submitted to the February 2007 meeting of the
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, who will then approve and present it to
the President and Congress.’
Antiquity makes a bold attempt to change the way we structure time
The new Antiquity to be published on 1 December 2006 takes the bold step of
dividing human time on earth into ten chronological periods. The old three-age
system, argues the editor, Fellow Martin Carver, originally invented to describe
Danish National Museum collections in the nineteenth century, are still useful, but
don’t happen everywhere at the same time. In his Editorial, Martin Carver
proposes that the common chronology provided by radiocarbon dating means we
can all participate in a common prehistory back to 26,000 years ago and beyond.
An integrated world prehistory now seems possible, he says, and ‘a neutral
taxonomy of time could help to link prehistoric fragments that we can now begin
to suspect were never totally isolated from each other’.
The new scheme is suggested by a key paper on radiocarbon dating published in
Antiquity by Christopher Bronk Ramsey of the Research Laboratory for
Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, and colleagues from the
universities of Sheffield, Reading, Belfast and Leiden. They show that radiocarbon dates can be calibrated with calendar dates using tree rings back to
12,400 years ago. Between 12,400 and 26,000 cal BP, the calibration curves are
based on marine records, and thus are only a best estimate of the atmospheric
concentrations that control the quantity of the 14C isotope. Earlier than 26,000
cal BP, there is no calibration and dates have to be based on comparison (rather
than calibration) from a variety of sources. Radical variations are thus possible in
this period, a matter highly significant for the dating of middle and lower
Palaeolithic art, artefacts and animal and human remains.
Here are Antiquity’s ten periods (along with some of the discoveries reported in
the journal during 2006 that fall into each of these periods):
1. Before 24,000 BC: hunter-gatherers in the Sahara; use of beads for ornament
in Australia; horse and rhino images on the Margot Cave, France
2. Twenty-fourth to thirteenth millennia BC: earliest pottery in east Asia; male and
female hand stencils in cave art
3. Thirteenth to sixth millennia BC: seed processing in America; rice cultivation in
China; migration to Taiwan; wells and water-management in Israel; flint mining in
Iberia; salt production in France
4. Fifth millennium BC: sea travel in Persian Gulf
5. Fourth millennium BC: class distinction at Abydos, Egypt; mound burials in the
6. Third millennium BC: fortified settlements in Greece; Beaker Age stone
bracers in England; copper industry in south-western Iberia; ceremonial centre
on the Euphrates
7. Second millennium BC: first chariot burials in Eurasia; early settlement in the
Pacific; megalithic burial rites on Menorca; Biblical radiocarbon dates in Jordan;
stone circle astronomy in Ireland
8. First millennium BC: warrior stelae in Spain; olive cultivation in Egypt; cave
painting in New Caledonia; mummification and pyramidal cairns in continental
east Asia; Indian traders on Bali; settlement in the Florida Everglades
9. First millennium AD: geoglyphs in Peru; settlers of Iceland; vegetation at
Angkor, Cambodia; auroch bones in France; Maya murals from Guatemala; Tang
pottery in Sri Lanka
10. Second millennium AD: ritual road on Rarotonga; mound burials of the
Golden Horde; tree cults in Russia; taro cultivation on Rapa, French Polynesia;
images of anthills in Zimbabwe; burial in medieval Mongolia; Aztec irrigation
systems; sites and monuments on the moon (think about it: Ed).
A full list of all articles published in this issue, including those published in the
open-access Project Gallery, is available on the Antiquity website.
Journey to the New World: London 1606 to Virginia 1607
This new exhibition at the Museum of London’s Museum in Docklands marks the
400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America at James
Towne, Virginia. It will run until 13 May 2007, 400 years to the day since the
London adventurers landed in America with a charter from James I to ‘make
habitation, plantation and … deduce a colony of sundry of our people’ between
the French-occupied lands to the north of the St Lawrence river and Spanish
territories in Florida.
The museum is located a short distance from the Blackwall dock from where the
Virginia Company of London’s ships departed for America in three small
merchant ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery in 1606, and a
replica of the Discovery will be moored in the West India Quay outside the
Museum in Docklands for visitors to explore.
The objects in the exhibition include recently excavated seventeenth-century
finds from Jamestown which have never been exhibited before as well as
material drawn from the Museum in Docklands’ own permanent collection. They
include bodices and beads, coins and cups, prints, charts, maps, astronomical
and maritime instruments and they are used to provide evidence about the
colonists’ diet, health and lifestyles, their relationship with the local indigenous
peoples and their early attempts to manufacture goods for trade, leading to the
eventual prosperity of the colony based on tobacco.
Scammers target archaeologists
It doesn’t seem to have occurred to scammers who seek to extract money from
people by fraudulent means that most archaeologists are far too poor to have
money to give away. But just in case you are one of the minority with cash to
spare, you need to be aware that email scammers are becoming more
sophisticated in their methods and are targeting people by asking for donations
to fictitious charities, inventing names that are likely to appeal to the interests of
the email recipient.
Our Fellow Vincent Megaw, for example, has been informed that the
‘Archaeological Society Foundation’ in conjunction with the ‘United Nations
Environmental Protection Commission’ has selected him for an award for his
work as a ‘worldwide environmental expert, practitioner, teacher and consultant’.
The ‘Archaeological Society Foundation’ was up, apparently, to encourage
‘programs that help the local environment, heritage, and natural resources. It
provides support to organizations and individuals that focus on preservation of
the natural environment and support conservation in a noteworthy manner [sic].’
Needless to say, no such bodies exist, though there is no doubt a Nigerian bank
account in the Foundation’s name that happily accepts donations.
Third Annual Ename International Colloquium: call for papers
The Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation in the
Belgian Province of East Flanders was founded in 1998 out of the experience
gained by the Ename 974 Project, a comprehensive programme of
archaeological excavation, architectural restoration, and public outreach based in
the village of Ename within the municipality of Oudenaarde in the Province of
East-Flanders. The Ename Centre’s continuing goal is to develop a wide range of
heritage presentation techniques and programmes based on high scholarly
standards of archaeological and historical research.
The Centre’s Third Annual Ename International Colloquium will be held in Ghent,
Belgium, on 21 to 24 March 2007 and papers are now being sought on the theme
of The Future of the Heritage: changing visions, attitudes and contexts in the
twenty-first century. The organisers are seeking innovative contribution from
heritage administrators, cultural economists, archaeologists, historians,
educators and cultural policy specialists under the following four themes:
Philosophy and Public Policy, Economics, Technologies and Community
Abstracts for poster presentations, short papers (10 minutes) and research
papers (20 minutes) on these themes (maximum of 300 words, in English) will be
accepted until 1 December 2006 by email to colloquium program co-ordinator
Claudia Liuzza. For additional information, see the Ename Center website.
6(b) ICOMOS (Australia) (six editions from December and
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 261
15th December, 2006
· Extreme Heritage
· New Graduate Program in Cultural Heritage Management at Flinders University in 2007
Advance Notice of the 2007 Australia ICOMOS Conference
The 2007 Conference will be held in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland in
conjunction with James Cook University from the 19th -21st July 2007. Extreme
Heritage: managing heritage in the face of climactic extremes, natural disasters
and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes; will
provide the perfect forum to bring together researchers and practitioners
grappling with some of the most topical issues in heritage today. Sessions
already proposed include
Off world heritage: the heritage of space exploration
People, climate change and heritage
Heritage and Identity
Managing disaster and risk preparedness
War of attrition: environmental effects of extreme climates.
Managing heritage in the wake of war and conflict
The Conference organising committee is calling
for expressions of interest from people interested
in co-coordinating sessions. If you have a great
idea for a session that you would like to organise
that is consistent with the conference theme please
email the session title and a short 150 word abstract
describing it to email@example.com.
Closing date for submission of session topics
is 15th December 2006.
New Graduate Program in Cultural Heritage Management at Flinders
University in 2007
Flinders University is very pleased to announce the introduction of a Graduate
Program in Cultural Heritage Management which will commence in Semester 1,
Flinders University is one of the few universities in Australia to bring a
combination of archaeological and tourism expertise to the issues of cultural
heritage management. The course is run jointly by the Department of
Archaeology and the Department of Cultural Tourism, with assistance from
experts in legal studies, professional studies and environmental management. A
key facet of the course is the input from industry partners, such as the Australian
Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc., the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC), the Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH), the
History Trust of South Australia, and the South Australian State Branch of the
National Trust. The program has been specifically designed to offer a creative
and relevant pathway to cultural heritage management practice and to provide
the best possible combination of theoretical, practical and applied knowledge.
The Graduate Program in Cultural Heritage Management has been designed to
meet the needs of graduates with an interest in managing all forms of cultural
heritage. It aims to increase your theoretical knowledge and research skills, as
well as the practical skills required to develop an appropriate depth of
understanding of issues in cultural heritage management across a number of
specialisations. Students will undertake core topics in cultural heritage
management, project management, and legal issues relevant to cultural heritage.
You may also select elective topics based on your specific interests.
Further information about the programs can be seen by accessing the Flinders
University website at
or by contacting the Course Coordinator Dr Lynley
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 260
8th December, 2006
· International Symposium on "Studies on Historical Heritage-SHH07"
· Call for Papers Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference
International Symposium on "Studies on Historical Heritage-SHH07"
Antalya Turkey, September 2007
Yildiz Technical University, Research Center for Preservation of Historical
Heritage is pleased to announce the organization of the International Symposium
on " Studies on Historical Heritage-SHH07" to be held between September 17-
21,2007 in Antalya, Turkey. The symposium will be as a continuation of the
previous International Symposia entitled "Studies in Ancient Structures-SAS"
held in 1997 and 2001 in Istanbul.
Research Center for Preservation of Historical Heritage, established in 2005 in
Yýldýz Technical University, organizes an International Symposium on “Studies
on Historical Heritage” in Antalya. The symposium will be as a continuation of the
previous international symposia entitled “Studies in Ancient Structures” held in
Istanbul in 1997 and 2001.
Antalya, known as Pamphilia in history, was inhabited 50 thousand years ago
and housed Hittites, Phyrgians, Lydians, Greeks, Romans, Seljukians and
Ottomans. From 2nd century B.C. on the name of the place has been known
successively as Attaleis, Adalia, Adalya and finally Antalya. Housing many
historical remains from these periods, Antalya is one of the most suitable places
to communicate the rapid advances made in theoretical and applied aspects of
studies in preservation of historical heritage.
This symposium is aimed to provide an international and multi-disciplinary
meeting for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss past, present
and future of historical art and architectural heritage and their environments. It
will bring together historians, art historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers,
scientists, building surveyors, urban planners, and other specialists to exchange
their analytical, experimental, historical and constructional experiences and
studies in preservation of historical heritage.
Dedeman Resort, Antalya ( www.dedemanhotels.com)
The official language of the symposium is English. All papers should be written
and presented in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided only into
Turkish. Both oral and poster presentations will take place. Proceedings will be
available at the registration desk.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The abstract of two pages should include;
• a brief description
• experiments or technical developments
• relevant conclusions on the topics outlined above.
Figures can also be included in abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted to the
Organizing Committee not later than January 26, 2007 via e-mail.
TIME SCHEDULE :
• Submission of Abstracts January 26, 2007
• Preliminary Acceptance March 09, 2007
• Final Submission April 27, 2007
• Final Acceptance June 15, 2007
• Last Date for Early Registration July 13, 2007
REGISTRATION FEE :
The symposium fee will include participation in all technical sessions, lunches,
coffee breaks, reception, technical tour and symposium dinner.
Yýldýz Technical University
Research Center for Preservation of Historical Heritage (TA-MIR)
34349 Yýldýz, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel : + 90 212 2612004
Fax : + 90 212 2585140
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.shh07.yildiz.edu.tr
Call for Papers Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference
The Third International Architectural Paint Research Conference is sending out a
call for papers for the January 17-19, 2008 Conference to be held in New York
City at Columbia University. In addition to paint, we will also be including
relevant papers on stains, varnishes, glazes, gilding, and wallpaper.
There will be five sessions covering the following topics:
· Cultural Significance. The examination of finishes as a social, economic
and cultural component of material culture. Papers can address issues
such as color taste and history.
· Paint materials and their development. This is a history of technology
· Health and safety as related to finishes which can include possible
alternatives to historic finishes that no longer meet health and safety
requirements or issues that arise in the recreating of historic finishes or
· Analytical and instrumental techniques used in architectural research and
standards for these techniques.
· Replicating, recreating and conservation of historic finishes. Papers should
address the context of the finish and how the work is being physically
All papers that discuss case studies should address one of the topics and the
presenters are encouraged to demonstrate how the case study contributes to the
field of architectural paint research by providing in-depth analysis of what was
learned in the course of the study or project. Presentations are to be 30 minutes
in length and are to be in English.
Abstracts should be 250 to 300 words, in English and must include the title, the
name of the speaker or speakers, the address of the speaker and any institution
they are representing, email address of the speaker and the speaker’s resume.
Abstracts are due March 1, 2007 and should be
sent to email@example.com
or if you are sending by regular mail, Mary Jablonski,
Historic Preservation Program, GSAPP, 400 Avery,
Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 259
1st December, 2006
· Pésame Freddy Guidi
· ACHP Forum: Heritage Tourism and Archaeology Challenges and
· News from ICCROM
Pésame Freddy Guidi
Australia ICOMOS is saddened to learn of the recent loss of Freddy Guidi,
President of ICOMOS Argentina. We join colleagues worldwide in acknowledging
his valuable contribution to ICOMOS and offer our condolences to those close to
him and to our fellow ICOMOS colleagues in Argentina.
ACHP Forum: Heritage Tourism and Archaeology Challenges and
Society for Historical Archaeology
2007 Annual Meeting
Abstract: What is the public importance of the story that archaeological resources
can tell? What are the current and potential uses of the archaeological
resources? What are the financial and social costs associated with making
archaeological resources available for heritage tourism? Are there costs associated with not making them available through tourism? These are a few of
the questions this forum will explore in the context of the Preserve America
initiative and Executive Order 13287, which call for Federal leadership in the
preservation and use of the nation’s heritage, and which provide ideal vehicles
for the promotion of archaeological information to the public. Given that the
majority of archaeological excavations in the US are conducted pursuant to
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and much of it with public
funds, interpretation and tourism programs are crucial in providing the public with
a return on its archaeological investment. This interactive forum identifies some
of the public and private challenges of promoting archaeological tourism as a part
of historic preservation. Panelists include perspectives from Federal, tribal, state,
and local managers and a cultural economist.
Some issues to explore:
The resource what are the physical manifestations of the archaeological resource
or resources, and how do their physical features lend themselves to being
viewed and understood by members of the public?
What are the ascribed values associated with the archaeological resource?
What implications do site location and ownership have on its potential for
What are the general and particular management needs and potential for the
archaeological resource, and what are the optimal solutions for providing such
What is the potential market and audience for tourism use of this archaeological
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Cultural Impact Assessment and Maritime Archaeology
28 November. Applications are now open for the Cultural Impact Assessment
and Maritime Archaeology, 2007 Field School of the UNESCO-ICCROM Asian
Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM), to be held in Sri Lanka from 1 9
Application deadline: 31 December 2006
Reducing Risks to Collections 2007
28 November. Applications are now open for the Reducing Risks to Collections
2007 to be held in Romania from 1 8 June - 6 July 2007 .
Application deadline: 29 January 2007
SOIMA 2007: Safeguarding sound and image collections, Brazil.
19 September. Applications are now open for the Course on Safeguarding
sound and image collections to be held in Brazil from 6 31 August 2007.
Application deadline: 10 January 2007
Events, grants, job opportunities, websites, etc.
ICCROM-CCI course on preventive conservation concludes in Canada
24 November. The international course on Preventive Conservation: Reducing
Risks to Collections concluded at the Canadian Conservation Institute.
ICCROM 72nd Council meeting
23 November. The ICCROM Council met in Rome from 13-18 November for its
72nd ordinary session.
Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection
14 November. The second edition of 'Introducing Young People to Heritage Site
Management and Protection: A Practical Guide for Secondary School Teachers
in the Arab Region' is now available.
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 257
17 November, 2006
Annual conference in Fremantle: Challenge and Change in Ports, their
Towns and Cities
The conference was held last week in Fremantle and attracted a large number of
delegates (including many non-ICOMOS members) to the Fremantle Town Hall
to hear some fascinating papers by local and overseas speakers, on port cities
including Gdansk, Capetown and Portsmouth as well as Melbourne, Sydney and
Among the highlights of the conference was the speech at the conference dinner
by Dr Carmen Lawrence, MP, on the Burrup Peninsula, followed by a surprise
visit from the Prime Minister (or possibly not) and a hugely successful raffle that
raised over $1,000 towards our Indigenous and Pacific Training funds. The
minute of silence on November 11, in the atrium of the Town Hall with the Last
Post floating through the door from the ceremony outside, was another
At lunchtime that day, the conference delegates passed the following resolution
on the Burrup Peninsula:
Delegates to the Australia ICOMOS Annual Conference in Fremantle on 11
· Noting the listing of the Burrup Peninsula Rock Art sites in the International
ICOMOS Typological Study of Rock Art;
· Noting the listing of the Burrup Peninsula Rock Art sites on the World
Monuments Fund Watch list of the one hundred most endangered sites;
· Noting that the Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, has invited comments on
the proposed inclusion of the Dampier Archipelago (including the Burrup
Peninsula) on the National Heritage List by the 28th November;
· Noting the assessment provided to the Minister by the Australian Heritage
Council and its recommendation to add the place to the National Heritage
· Noting with concern that proposed industrial development for the area may
further detrimentally affect the significant values of the Rock Art sites and
RESOLVED to ask the Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS to request the
Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, the Premier of
Western Australia, the Hon Alan Carpenter, and the Western Australian Minister
for Heritage, the Hon Michelle Roberts, to act with urgency to:
· Ensure that the cultural heritage values of the Rock Art sites and their
cultural landscape are retained and protected and that any activities on the
sites retain and respect these values;
· Ensure that an appropriate and effective environmental and heritage
management regime, in accordance with the principles and processes of
the Australia ICOMOS Code on the Co-Existence of Cultural Values and
the Burra Charter, is established to protect the sites and their vicinity; and
· Request that alternative sites be investigated for the proposed
development, which would avoid adverse heritage impacts on the Burrup
sites and their cultural landscape.
This resolution was endorsed in the form above by the Executive Committee of
Australia ICOMOS, at its meeting on 12 November 2006.
As mentioned in the e-news on 20 October, the Minister for the Environment and
Heritage has invited public submissions on the recommendation of the Australian
Heritage Council to place the Burrup sites on the National Heritage List. The draft
assessment of the sites and other documentation can be found on the DEH web
site. Submissions in writing will be received until 28 November. I encourage all
Australia ICOMOS members to read the material on the web site and to make a
submission if they wish to do so.
We are planning to make the text of Dr Lawrence's speech available on our own
web site. There will be a fuller report from the conference once the organisers
have recovered! My grateful thanks to the Conference Organising and Steering
Committees and our sponsors, especially the City of Fremantle, for producing a
really great event.
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 256
17 November, 2006
· Call For Papers: “Heritage and the Environment” - Scotland
Call For Papers:
“Heritage and the Environment” - Scotland
SIN AM FEARANN CAOIN*
This is the Pleasant Land
A Conference on ‘Heritage and the Environment’ jointly organised by Sabhal Mòr
Ostaig, Isle of Skye and Heritage Futures, Glasgow Caledonian University
June 20th to June 22nd 2007, with optional excursions on June 23rd
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
Landscape and the environment are critical concepts and realities of
contemporary culture and politics. To be better understood requires scrutiny of
‘the past’ incorporating multiple sources of evidence and deepening insights.
What are these insights and how will they inform perceptions, decisions and
actions of the present and the future?
Taking as inspiration the rich and unique resource of Gaelic culture to develop
innovative and challenging discourses, this conference will be held in the Isle of
Skye, a setting that will provide inspiration and direction for the discussions.
Gaelic culture is uniquely placed to deepen our understanding by offering
important insights and fresh perspectives drawing on an enormously expanded
body of evidence. Importantly this will allow the role of people to be highlighted
and will locate them within their landscape. The reconsideration and reexamination
of Gaelic sources offers a distinctive view of Scottish history which
will seek to move away from traditional assumptions and challenge current
popular perceptions of Gaelic culture.
This conference will examine the role of the environment and give fresh insights
into the relationship of people and the environment. Both interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary conversations will occur across traditional subject areas and in a
variety of contexts. Underlying these ideas will be the consideration of how
Gaelic culture, both tangible and intangible, will add significantly to larger
discourses of landscape and the environment. In a departure from conventional
approaches we are keen to explore these issues from the widest possible
perspective acknowledging both the particular and the universal.
Call for Papers
Papers are now invited for presentation at the conference. A number of themes
are offered to help direct initial thoughts, and international keynote speakers will
be invited to introduce some of the key themes and to stimulate discussion.
These include (but are not limited to):
· people and livelihood;
· ownership and occupation;
· symbolism and tradition;
· language, literature and song;
· settlement and migration;
· home and leisure;
· memory, representation and interpretation.
Papers are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines
from all areas of the arts, humanities and sciences
and are encouraged in both Gaelic and English.
An abstract of 500 words with contact details,
should be submitted by 30 November 2006 to Fiona
McLean, Heritage Futures, Glasgow Caledonian University,
Buchanan House, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA,
Scotland, UK. Or by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors will be notified if their papers have been successful by 15 December
2006. A preliminary programme will be available on the conference web site from
20 February 2007, with the final programme available on 1 May 2007. It is
intended that the proceedings from the conference will be published online, and
the best papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the
‘International Journal of Heritage Studies’.
The conference will be held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the Isle of Skye, Scotland
from 20th to 22nd June, 2007. On the 21st June, an excursion has been
organised to the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore, where a number of the
themes raised at the conference will be addressed, particularly representation
and interpretation. There will also be an opportunity on 23rd June to visit some of
the sites which will be under discussion, including the Isles of Canna and
Raasay, the Knoydart peninsula, and locations within the Isle of Skye.
For further details about the conference please
contact either Fiona McLean email@example.com),
Mary-Cate Garden (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or Hugh Cheape (H.Cheape@nms.ac.uk).
For details about the venue and accommodation
and to register for the conference please go to
the conference web site at:
* Taken from ‘Moladh Beinn Dòbhrain’ by Duncan Ban Macintyre c1765
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 255
10 November, 2006
· Call for participation to ICOMOS members: ICOMOS Scientific programme
on Global Climate change
· Nominations for the 2008 World Monuments Watch list Deadline 15 January
· Global Heritage Review – Fall 2006 issue
Call for participation to ICOMOS members:
ICOMOS Scientific programme on Global Climate change
Message from John Hurd, President of the ICOMOS
Advisory Committee please respond to email@example.com
Global Climate Change has emerged as an important topic for discussion by
The ICOMOS Scientific Council have opened discussions towards an ICOMOS
scientific programme with an exploratoryreport supported by the ISC’s , Polar
Heritage, Earthen Architectural Heritage and Risk Preparedness, presented at
the meeting of Scientific Council in Edinburgh, last month.
Interest in the topic is now growing.
There are many important scientists and professionals within the National
Committees who are not members of the International Scientific Committee and
those individuals who wish to be engaged in discussions on Global Climate
Change are invited to communicate their interest to me, for forwarding to the
Scientific Council in due course.
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
in order to register individual interest in the
Global Climate Change scientific topic. I will
do my best to keep information flowing in this
With best regards and many thanks,
President ICOMOS Advisory Committee.
Nominations for the 2008 World Monuments Watch list Deadline for
submission 15 January 2007
Received from ICOMOS International:
As I’m sure you know by now, the World Monuments Fund is currently seeking
out (and accepting) nominations to the World Monuments Watch list for 2008,
which will be selected next May. The deadline for submission of nominations is
January 15, 2007. Michael Petzet, President of ICOMOS, will again be part of the
The World Monuments Fund would like to reach out to as many people as
possible to gather as many quality nominations as they can this year and they
are hoping that ICOMOS could help.
You can download a copy of the nomination form
from the WMF website: www.wmf.org.
It is available in English, French, and Spanish.
The Call for Nominations “flyer,” (in English
& French), is also available.
ICOMOS has been an important partner for WMF in the Watch Program and our
WMF colleagues hope that you will be able to help them to let as many of your
colleagues and partners know about the opportunity to nominate sites to the list
so that they can be protected.
If you have any questions please contact :
Michelle L. Berenfeld, Ph.D.
World Monuments Fund
95 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
ph: +1 646 424-9594, ext. 231
fx: +1 646 424-9593
“Global Heritage Review” Volume 10 Fall, 2006
The Fall 2006 issue is now available contact:
Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Nola Miles, Secretariat Officer
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125
Telephone: (03) 9251 7131
Facsimile: (03) 9251 7158