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Description

Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. In Europe it is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines, while in North America archaeology is a sub-field of anthropology.

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Organizations relating to Archaeology

European Institute of Underwater Archeology / Paris, France / Est. 1985
Association des amis du parc archéologique européen de Bliesbruck-Reinheim / Bliesbruck, France
EXARC / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 2003
International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences / Ferrara, Italy / Est. 1931
Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory / West Newton MA, USA / Est. 1986
International Association for Classical Archaeology / Rome, Italy / Est. 1945
European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1969
International Association for Assyriology / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 2003
European Association of Archaeologists / Prague, Czech Rep / Est. 1994
European Association for the Advancement of Archaeology by Experiment / Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany / Est. 2002
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association / Acton, Australia / Est. 1953
Camunian Center for Prehistoric Studies / Capo di Ponte, Italy / Est. 1964
European Archaeological Council / Swindon, UK / Est. 1999
International Institute for Ligurian Studies / Bordighera, Italy / Est. 1947
World Archaeological Congress / Fukuoka, Japan / Est. 1987
Nordic Laboratory for Luminescence Dating / Røskilde, Denmark / Est. 1979
British Institute in Eastern Africa / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1960
International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1993
Centre international de recherches glyptographiques / Braine-le-Château, Belgium / Est. 1981
ICOM International Committee for Egyptology / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1980
World Archaeological Society / Est. 1971
Association for Industrial Archeology / Leicester, UK / Est. 1973
Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology / Rome, Italy / Est. 1925
European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art / Est. 1970
International Association for Caribbean Archaeology / Est. 1962

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World Problems relating to Archaeology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Destruction of archaeological sites

Action Strategies relating to Archaeology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cultivating appreciation of cultural heritage
Safeguarding archaeological sites
Cooperating with archaeologists
Facilitating emergency preservation of cultural heritage
Disseminating archaeological knowledge
Helping prevent illegal excavation

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