Training in Endangered Archaeology: From Digital Documentation to Empowering National Heritage Stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa

Rouhani, Bijan (2018) Training in Endangered Archaeology: From Digital Documentation to Empowering National Heritage Stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Supported by the Arcadia Fund and based at the Universities of Oxford, Leicester, and Durham, ‘Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa’ (EAMENA) project was established in January 2015 to respond to the increasing threats to archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa. This project uses satellite imagery to rapidly record and make available information about archaeological sites and landscapes which are under threat. EAMENA’s spatial database provides the fundamental information for each site, including the level of risk and how each site relates to one another. It will be accessible to all heritage professionals and institutions with an interest and passion for the wonderfully rich and diverse archaeological heritage of the Middle East and North Africa. EAMENA works with relevant authorities on the ground to limit likely damage, share information and skills, strengthen networks and raise awareness. Fieldwork and outreach are essential components of the project and the EAMENA team will target investigations to the most threatened sites, visiting (where possible) to assess site conditions, make detailed records and liaise with national authorities to share data and findings. ‘Training in Endangered Archaeology methodology with Middle East and North African Heritage Stakeholders’ is funded by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund, and is a part of EAMENA project. The objective of ‘Training in Endangered Archaeology’ is the design, organisation and delivery of training for employees of the antiquities services of the countries in the MENA region. The project also promotes and facilitates the potential adoption of a country-based heritage platform (HER) based on the EAMENA database in the several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Rouhani, Bijan
Languages: English
Keywords: digital resources; interpretation; dissemination; accessibility; EAMENA; heritage at risk; satellite imagery; conservation
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 04. World Heritage in Danger
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 16:03
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