Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations (1956)

Preface: The Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations was adopted at 9th Session of The General Conference of UNESCO, New Delhi,  on 5 December, 1956. For the purpose of the present Recommendation, by archaeological excavations is meant any research aimed at the discovery of objects of archaeological character, whether such research involves digging of the ground or systematic exploration of its surface or is carried out on the bed or in the subsoil of inland or territorial waters.

Category

Recommendation

Date

1956

Promulgation

The General Conference of UNESCO (9th Session), New Delhi, 5 Nov.-5 Dec., 1956

Descriptions

  • The recommendation, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1956, establishes international principles governing the protection and excavation of archaeological sites.
  • The document recommends that member states should apply to the principles and norms concerned with archaeological excavations and museums.
  • The Recommendation is not legally binding, but often has served as a model for national legislation governing excavation.

Source

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001145/114585e.pdf#page=40

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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