31.1.15

Cursos, congresos y conferencias. Lista de Prehistoria


Estimados/as colegas,

En el marco de la reunión anual de la Asociación Europea de Arqueólogos, que tendrá lugar en Glasgow (Reino Unido) entre los días 2 y 5 del próximo mes de septiembre, estamos organizando una sesión para reflexionar sobre cómo la relación entre investigadores y la ciudadanía puede contribuir a la investigación, gestión y preservación del patrimonio arqueológico del litoral europeo.

Nos gustaría recibir propuestas de gente interesada en participar en este tema, teniendo presente que el límite para el envió de los resúmenes en la página web del congreso termina el 16 de febrero.

Para cualquier duda o aclaración, podéis contactar con nosotros en la dirección lopezelias@hotmail.com

Atentamente,


Elías López-Romero (Durham University, England)
Tom Dawson (SCAPE Trust, Scotland)
Marie-Yvane Daire (CNRS Université de Rennes1, France)
Courtney Nimura (Museum of London Archaeology, England)


Engaging the public with archaeology threatened by climate change

There is a long-established tradition of rescue archaeology at archaeological sites threatened by development, and the principle of ‘the polluter pays’ is referenced in the laws and planning guidance of many European countries. But what happens when there is no developer, when it is natural processes that threaten a site? The threats are many, including flooding, erosion, desertification, sea level rise, thawing of permafrost, and the drying up of waterlogged deposits; and worryingly, climate change predictions suggest that the problem is likely to increase. The problems are severe, but the mechanisms are still developing. How should heritage professionals work at sites threatened by natural processes?

Natural heritage organisations have long worked with the public to highlight these problems, and there is an increasing move for archaeologists to engage with this tradition. Our profession has a lot to learn, but citizen science projects and innovative ways of monitoring and recording are being developed.

With rising threats, there is increasing need to involve the public in collecting data while utilising rapid new digital recording techniques. In addition, digital and social media channels, visualizations and bespoke museum displays should engage the public in the wider debate on the threat to heritage at a time of changing climate.

This session will question how heritage professionals can engage more with the public to rescue information before it is too late. It will seek examples of techniques that can be applied for the community recording and monitoring of sites. It will look for examples from across Europe and further abroad with an aim to discussing the pros and cons of community involvement in the recording of sites that will otherwise be lost forever. The session will focus on, but is not limited to:

1. Communication through citizen science and crowd-sourced data
2. Digital recording of heritage threatened by climate change
3. Developing methods of photogrammetry, aerial and drone photography
4. Innovative methods of communicating archaeology

Elías López

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