We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers and Posters for the UBC Archaeology Day 2015 that will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 on the Vancouver Campus at the University of British Columbia.
In this unprecedented era of globalization and urbanization, one of the most pressing global problems today is the protection and conservation of historical resources and cultural heritage. Untold numbers of archaeological sites and all forms of historic heritage around the world are being ruthlessly obliterated or severely damaged in the midst of armed conflicts and wars, as well as in the name of development. Widespread looting of archaeological sites has been accelerating worldwide, a phenomenon that can be directly related to the commercial marketing of illegally excavated artifacts by auction houses and galleries. Moreover, the indigenous presence in many places across the world is being obliterated deliberately at an unprecedented scale and pace. The knowledge obtained through proper archaeological excavation is irreplaceable, cultural heritage is nonrenewable, and every indigenous culture must be cherished as an essential part of modern humanity. Once destroyed they are lost forever.
The UBC Archaeology Day 2015 aims at raising public awareness of the ever increasing destruction of cultural heritage and archaeological resources in many parts of the world, and addressing the urgency and importance of protecting the vanishing heritage for our common future.
The UBC Archaeology Day 2015 is open to anyone with an interest in, and concern for, the protection of our endangered cultural heritage, archaeological resources, and indigenous culture here in British Columbia as well as across the world.
We welcome submissions for papers or posters. A submission should include a title, a 100-200 word abstract, and the name and contact information for the authors and presenters.
The deadline for submission is Friday, March 6, 2015.
Laboratory of Archaeology
The University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1