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Call for papers--Symposium on preserving archaeological remains in situ

From: Nichole Doub <ndoub<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Call for papers
4th symposium on Preserving Archaeological Remains in situ (PARIS4)
The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
May 23-26-2011

International legislation, such as the Valetta treaty, calls for the
"conservation and maintenance of the archaeological heritage,
preferably in situ". Since 1996 research into in situ preservation
has been presented at a series of international conferences:
Preserving Archaeological Remains in situ (PARIS). The fourth of
these conferences will be held in Copenhagen at the National Museum
of Denmark in May 2011.

After fifteen years of research and practical application the time
is ripe to evaluate the efficacy of in situ preservation as a means
of managing the cultural resource. The key aim of the conference is
to present and discuss the latest knowledge, focusing on long term
studies of degradation and monitoring of archaeological sites
preserved in situ in urban, rural and marine environments.

One of the strengths of the previous PARIS conferences has been in
their multidisciplinary nature bringing together scientists,
heritage managers and policy makers. Building on this the organizers
especially call for presentations from practitioners and
stakeholders to cover the following themes:

    Degradation of archaeological remains. Can we quantify
    degradation rates and what rates are acceptable?

    Monitoring and mitigation case studies--with special focus on
    long term projects.  How, and how long, should sites be

    Protocols, standards and legislation for monitoring and
    management. Is it realistic to make multinational standards when
    the sites and national legislations are so variable?

    Preserving Archaeological Remains in situ. Can we document the
    effectiveness of in situ preservation after nearly 2 decades of

All sessions will be lead by two chairmen: one practitioner and one
administrator, who will both evaluate and comment upon the
presentations. The presentations are planned to be published as a
special edition of the journal Conservation and Management of
Archaeological Sites.

Proposals for papers, with abstracts of less than 300 words, should
be sent to:

    David Gregory/Henning Matthiesen
    The National Museum of Denmark
    Department of Conservation
    IC Modewegsvej
    Lyngby, Denmark,
    fax +45 33 47 33 27

by 1 September 2010.

Oral and poster presentations will be selected by a scientific
committee on the basis of relevance to the themes, scientific
quality and ability to reach a mixed audience. Please indicate if
you would prefer oral or poster presentation.

More information and a conference flyer is available at:


Nichole Doub
Head Conservator
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

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