Archaeology & Economic Development
21st – 22nd September 2012
Institute of Archaeology, UCL
Throughout the world, archaeological sites and associated museums and heritage parks have become essential economic engines. In the developing world archaeologists are often required by government mandate or indigenous political considerations to support and engage in development-oriented activities. Funding and permission to excavate are increasingly dependent on economic impact. However, there is currently little in the way of conceptual direction or best-practice research to guide practitioners on the best way to use archaeological resources for development and ensure that non-archaeologists recognise this potential value. This conference brings together experts of the highest level from archaeology, development and economics to address from a theoretical, ethical and practical point of view the increasing involvement of archaeologists in economic development at the locations in which they work.
Please see the Conference Programme for details of the speakers and themes.
For delegates, participation in this conference will amount to engagement in a small but high quality conference which will be the foundation for work in this area. The subsequent publication will be the first comprehensive look at the issue within the profession. To attend please visit Registration.