07.09.2010 - Secretariat of the 2001 Convention

Regional Training Course on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Mexico

UNESCO has organized in cooperation with the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) the Regional Training Course on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. In Campeche (Mexico) from 27 September to 8 October.

The practical and theoretical course was aimed to introduce the methods of underwater archaeology and site preservation and to foster cooperation. Instruction was provided by specialists in Spanish language. The designated participants were archaeologists, heritage experts, historians, marine biologists or conservationists working in governmental institutions, in possession of a basic diving permit.

 

more :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmODjpsnV-E

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkesS_VvbEc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb6CGbq8XBs

 

Please consult the course description (in Spanish only) for more information.

A Regional Meeting on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage will also take place in December 2010 in Cozumel, organized by the UNESCO office in Mexico for site managers and national authorities.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ulrike Guérin for any additional information. You may also contact Mrs Pilar Luna Erreguerena from INAH, Mexico, under acuatica(at)prodigy.net.mx or acuatica(at)gmx.net.




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