World Archaeological Congress


Newsletter: Volume 27 April 2009

Contributions to the next WAC Newsletter due 18th May 2009

Archaeologists Without Borders Workshop

Report on the website of the World Archaeological Congress

Archaeologies of Art Podcast Series Launched!

Call for WAC members to nominate Indigenous people

World Archaeological Congress honors Larry Zimmerman

Dr Andree Rosenfeld

Recommendation on ERA Draft Quality Ranking

WAC-6 Media Releases

WAC-6 Closing Ceremony Speech

Portuguese WAC-6 Media Releases

German WAC-6 Media Releases

Spanish WAC-6 Media Releases

Turkish WAC-6 Media Releases

Czech. WAC-6 Media Release on Iran



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Professor Anne Edwards,
Flinders University,
Adelaide, Australia

I am enthusiastic in offering my strong support for the work of the World Archaeological Congress. I believe that the work of the Congress in promoting the discussion of archaeological heritage contributes to the understanding of archaeological issues across the world community. Its focus on education and research, and on publications presents extensive opportunities for scholarly study of archaeology. The major international conferences hosted by WAC also enable the wider community to engage with relevant issues of conservation of archaeological sites and study of the past.

I am particularly impressed by the commitment of WAC members to provide financial support for the education and research activities of members from developing countries. WAC's role of promoting archaeology in historical, social and political contexts enhances the world-wide understanding and debate of who and what matters in the study of the past.

In providing this commendation, I am aware that WAC is an organisation that has the capacity to attract wide international participation. I understand that more than 1200 active members are involved in some form of activity sponsored by WAC; whether it be attendance at the four yearly Congress or other international meetings, contributions to the electronic discussion forums or sharing research in One world Archaeology or other publications. In its 17-year existence, it is clear that WAC has made a significant contribution to the international forum of archaeology. I am delighted to sponsor WAC, and wish all its members well in their endeavours to
promote the study of the past.