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Sunday, October 28 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage in Danger (Space2Place Special Session) LIMITED

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Across time parts of the world’s shared archaeological heritage have been affected by damage, destruction or looting in the face of armed conflicts. In recent decades the threat of unintended or unthinking ‘collateral damage’, as by US-led military camps at Babylon, has been exacerbated by a strategy of deliberate destruction, as in the dynamiting of the Bamyan Buddhas in Afghanistan – a calculated attack on the cultural memory that those figures represented. More recently pictures of the methodical destructions of Palmyra and the old city of Aleppo (Syria) or Nimrud (Iraq) have illustrated the systematic targeting of heritage features from prehistoric to Islamic times without regard to their cultural, historical and socio-economic significance, whether in situ or in the illusory sanctuary of museums and those who care for them.

The aim of this roundtable will be to gather information from around the world about the problems and possibilities (both practical and political) of using remote sensing in the interests of heritage sites and landscapes before, during and after such events. Discussion will focus on methods of documenting, mapping, managing and above all monitoring heritage assets that can help in measuring and evaluating losses and transformations brought about by conflict situations. A key focus for the future will lie in the definition and implementation of strategies for the analysis and sharing of information through open access publications, websites, freely circulated data sets and related means of dissemination and discussion.


Predicting the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Ezra Zubrow

Historical Conflict Zones in Europe (Late Antiquity to Present) and the Documentation and Analysis by Geophysics of Archaeological Sites affected by Destruction
Joachim Henning

Revising Archaeological Recording In Conflict Zones in the Light of the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Ezra Zubrow

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Stefano Campana, Ph.D.

Co-Chair Space2Place Symposia & Prof. of History & Cultural Heritage,, Univ. of Sienna

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Ezra Zubrow

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, University at Buffalo - University of Toronto
Interests: | 1) Digital and Non Digital Heritage in Conflict Zones | 2) Predicting Heritage Destruction Digitally in Conflict and Non-Conflict Areas | 3) Digital Reconstruction | 4) Margaritas and Scotch | About self: | 1. President United University Professions Buffalo Center (Labor... Read More →

Sunday October 28, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
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