This course will present the history of conservation at archaeological sites, principles and ethics in archeological conservation and the relationship between archaeology, conservation and development. The course will raise awareness of conservation aspects during excavations and encourage an approach that regards conservation as an integral task of archaeologists.
The goal is to understand the world of conservation and basic concepts; To understand the sensitivity of archeological remains uncovered during excavations and threats to them; To understand problems that occur after uncovering archaeological finds and the archeologists influence on them; To develop an approach that stresses carefulness as a means of reducing damages to heritage and to build practical tools that deal with these issues.
The objective is to implement conservation prerequisites throughout all of the archaeological stages, from planning excavations to their conclusion, including treatment of sites and small findings.
The course will define and teach archeologists to integrate conservation throughout all the excavation stages.