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.
The General Conference of UNESCO (9th Session), New Delhi, 5 Nov.-5 Dec., 1956
- 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.
Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations (1956):
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