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Belgian archaeologists abroad: from antiquarians to interdisciplinary research

Plets, Gertjan, Plets, Ruth and Annaert, Rica (2012) Belgian archaeologists abroad: from antiquarians to interdisciplinary research. In: European Archaeology Abroad. (Eds: van der Linde, Sjoerd, van den Dries, Monique, Schlanger, Nathan and Slappendel, Corijanne), Sidestone Press, Leiden, pp. 67-83. ISBN 978-90-8890-106-5 [Book section]

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Belgian archaeological research abroad dates back to the late nineteenth century. However, until the 1930s, research projects outside Belgium were undertaken only very sporadically. This changed when the Royal Museums for Art and History (RMAH) started large excavation programmes in Syria and Egypt. The period after World War II witnessed a growth in investigations abroad largely due to the increasing research by universities.Furthermore, Belgian research itself followed the global trend of increasing scientific interdisciplinary cooperation in archaeological research. At present, Belgian institutes also integrate the broader socio-cultural context of archaeological heritage research through an extensive collaboration with local stakeholders, which can assist in a number of areas such as the development of local educational programmes or sustainable heritage management practices.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Maritime Archaeology
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:26511
Deposited By: Dr Ruth Plets
Deposited On:06 Aug 2013 07:20
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:10

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