Archaeological areas are an integral and natural part of historical city centres

The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is co-organizing the International conference Hidden Beneath the Surface: Archaeological Areas of Europe to be held in Prague from 11 to 12 November 2021.

There are three main topics

1. / The circumstances of the development of archaeological areas and their position on the local and national level
In this section, contributions are expected on the history of the development of individual archaeological areas, their position in the formation of the local, national and supranational cultural identity, on the discussion and possibilities of the preservation of maximum authenticity and the relation between modern architecture and archaeological cultural heritage.

2. / The long-term sustainability of archaeological areas: Interdisciplinary research and its application
This section will be devoted to contributions from the fields of microclimatology, (hydro)geology, statistics, survey of materials, restoration and conservation techniques.Call for papers and information

3. / Incorporation of archaeological areas into the current architecture and type of their presentation
This section should contain contributions on the interaction of archaeological monuments and current urban complexes and the types of their presentation (museum exhibitions, virtual tours, applications etc.).

The deadline for abstracts is June 30, 2021

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