United States law on underwater cultural heritage: Can it support the goals and objectives of the UNESCO Convention?

Reap, James K. (2017) United States law on underwater cultural heritage: Can it support the goals and objectives of the UNESCO Convention? In: The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: how do we make it work? Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, pp. 13-22. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Paper presented during the ICLAFI – ICUCH Symposium, 29th June – 1st July 2017, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands Amersfoort, The Netherlands This paper presents a history of USA national legislation on maritime heritage, maritime zones, an explanation of the existing tools and the relationship with the international legislation. Confrontation or cooperation?

Item Type: Book Section
Reap, James K.
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues (ICLAFI); ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH)
Languages: English
Keywords: Underwater cultural heritage; Legal framework; International standards; International Conventions; Historic surveys; Underwater archaeology; national legislations; laws; Protection of underwater cultural heritage; International cooperation; Shipwrecks; Maritime sanctuaries; USA
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 08. Underwater archaeological site
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 25. Underwater cultural heritage
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 02. International legislation
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 01. Americas
International Scientific Committee: Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues, Underwater Cultural Heritage
Number of Pages: 119
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 07:33
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 16:00
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2187

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