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“Importance of digital tools for heritage documentation and management” by Dr. Cornelis Stal

On Friday the 19th of July 2019, Athens was shocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on Richter’s scale. Fortunately, this did not result in mortal injuries, but several buildings were severely damaged. Among others, the northern wall of the UNESCO world heritage site of the Daphni suffered a lot from this event. A

“The Way to Dusty Death” by Kenneth Aitchison (PhD), Head of Capability Mapping – The Heritage Management Organization

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools. The way to dusty death Shakespeare – Macbeth Basse Santa Su is a quiet town, more than 300km upriver from the coast in The Gambia. I was

“Hidden Landscapes of Heritage Productions” by Vassia Hadjiyannaki

  As I sit down to write a few words about my experience in producing and filming a documentary on landscape archaeology in the island of Naxos, I wonder what could be of interest to us, the heritage tribe… I am a producer/director with an MA in Heritage Management, working for Greece’s national broadcaster ERT,

Community engagement through archaeological ethnography: learning in situ with a field school in Gonies Maleviziou, Crete.

Philioremos means ‘friend of the solitary’. And when on top of this Minoan peak sanctuary, which dates back to c.1800BC, you can feel why. A hill much lower than the imposing Ida Mountains in the south, it nonetheless commands an impressive 360° view of the surrounding mountain valley. Standing on top, usually ducking to avoid

Illegal trade in antiquities: a scourge that has gone on for millennia too long

Looting of artefacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. Over millennia, conquering generals would take away with them trophies to adorn their cities. In more recent centuries, the wealthy upper classes would make “grand tours” of classical sites and acquire – through whatever means – anything from vases to statues

Discovering the Archaeologists of Africa Launches

You are invited to participate in the Discovering the Archaeologists of Africa project.  This project aims to bring a general perspective on who works in African archaeology and the ways that archaeology is done in African countries.  In this first stage of the project, we are asking people to complete a short survey that asks