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Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

We have had a successful October here, with a great range of posts on cultural heritage projects, the idea of heritage itself, and current problems in the field. If you haven’t read them all already make sure you do. Check out the list of posts below with brief summaries of each.

November 14-17 will be ASOR’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, and we will have some updates from the meeting, so be sure to check in for those! Also we will be focusing on the archaeology of Cyrpus this month, with posts from leading scholars on different periods of Cyprus’ history.

Additionally, La Sierra University is hosting, and ASOR is co-sponsoring, an archaeology weekend focusing on the archaeology of Cyrpus, November 10-11. Check out their program and stop by if you have a chance.

Protecting Archaeological Sites in Conflict Zones: What Is to be Done in Syria? By Lawrence Rothfield looks at the growing looting problem in Syria and proposes actions that heritage advocates should push for to help combat the illicit trade.

Protecting, Preserving, and Presenting Cultural Heritage in Petra: The Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative by Christopher Tuttle discusses the project’s efforts to build a sustainable cultural resource management project that gives back to the local community while protecting a site as important as Petra.

WikiLoot, crowdsourcing against the illicit antiquities trade, a Q&A with LA Times reporter, co-author of Chasing Aphrodite, and founder of WikiLoot about the project, and how he hopes it will help fight the illicit antiquities trade.

Archaeology and Community: Experiences in the Azraq Oasis by Alison Damick and Ahmad Lash discusses the development of the Azraq Community Archaeology Program, the process of including local communities in the archaeological process and overcoming misconceptions about archaeology.

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