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Community needed to preserve archaeological sites


AMMAN — Community archaeology, which seeks to empower and involve local communities in the protection and preservation of their shared past, is a relatively new approach within the wider discipline of archaeology, according to a Jordanian scholar.

For Professor Zeidan Kafafi it means to leave part of the control of the project to the local community.

Kafafi was speaking at the 8th International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation held at Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman in May.

“Archaeological sites were created by people, not only found and excavated by them,” he noted, stressing that these sites were constructed through time and transformed the history, heritage and human behaviour of nations. 

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Source: Jordan Times

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