Taskforces
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Saturday, 09 May 2009 00:00

Taskforces are established by the WAC Executive to enquire into issues of contemporary topical, political interest that relate to the aims of the World Archaeological Congress. Current WAC taskforces include:

 

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Internet and Global Communications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 May 2006 00:00

Over the past few months, the WAC website has undergone a thorough review and redesign. More than just a cosmetic makeover, all of the content in the site has been scrutinized, and the overall user interface has been designed to be much more accessible and user friendly. Some of the key features include:

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WAC Publications PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 May 2003 00:00

World Archaeological Congress Publications Task Force Report, 1 December 2003

Members: George Okello Abungu, Cristobal Gnecco, Cornelius Holtorf, Alejandra Korstanje, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Naoko Matsuomo, Sven Ouzman, Joe Watkins, H. Martin Wobst, Larry J. Zimmerman (Chair)

Claire Smith charged the Publications Task Force to make recommendations for her to provide to the WAC Executive so that a WAC publications policy can be developed. The task force has had about two months to deliberate on the matter, which proved to be problematic at best. E-mail is not conducive to on-going discussion, and most members feel it deserves more. Hence, we feel that the Executive must find a way to ensure that discussion about WAC publications is on-going. WAC members generally agreed that due to the complexity of issues and differing opinions, the Executive should see all the significant e-mail from out discussions. Thus, as an appendix, all the e-mail is included, with only personal references and irrelevant material deleted.

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Archaeologists and War PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 May 2003 00:00

Yannis Hamilakis (Chair)

The aim of this Taskforce is to investigate the role of archaeologists in situations of armed conflict around the world, and explore the ethical dilemmas and the social and political consequences and effects arising from that involvement. More specifically this Taskforce will investigate the following questions:

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Space Heritage PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 00:00

WAC recognises that the material culture and places associated with space exploration are significant at individual, local, organisational, national and international levels. As space industries and eventual space colonisation develop in the 21st century, it is necessary to consider what and how elements of this cultural heritage should be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations.

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