Tuesday June 15, 13:30-15:30 UTC
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!
Nuria Sanz (Spain)
Robin Dennell (UK), Professor Emeritus of Human Origins of the University of Sheffield and honorary professor at the University of Exeter.
Topic: The Pleistocene heritage and WHC criteria.
Nicholas Conard (Germany), director of the department for early prehistory and quaternary ecology and the founding director of the Institute of Archaeological Sciences (Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie) at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
Topic: Successes and Challenges with Regard to the Swabian Caves, the MSA Caves of Southern Africa, and Schöningen
Francois Sémah (France), professor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris), co-chair of the Quaternaire et Préhistoire master’s degree programme (affiliated with the Erasmus Mundus International Master’s Programme in Quaternary and Prehistory)
Topic: From scientific knowledge to heritage properties development: the example of Island Southeast Asia Pleistocene sites
Eduardo Neves (Brazil), Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of São Paolo.
Topic: When Nature is also Cultural Heritage: The Case of the Amazon
Margherita Mussi (Italy) – to be confirmed
The purpose of this session/working group is to discuss on the role of international cooperation in the preservation of paleo-anthropological heritage, especially in the case of UNESCO and in the framework of the World Heritage Convention. The main objective is to bring the practice of research closer to that of conservation and thus to bring academia closer to multilateral practice in the field of the cultural and natural heritage of human evolution, guaranteeing the preservation of the early traces of the cultural diversity of humankind. The invited professors will present a series of case studies that illustrate how the World Heritage Pleistocene sites preserve the earliest evidence of our human history in its diversity as the most fundamental intertwined and interlinked cultural/biological heritage of our species. Our interest is to underline the multilateral role of the WHC in this endeavour and to explore all the possibilities within this founding text to better preserve Pleistocene knowledge at sites. This session intends to establish a fruitful dialogue across professional, scientific and heritage conservation disciplines.