UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Underwater Archaeology

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UNESCO and Selçuk University in Turkey, as well as the UNESCO UNITWIN Network, organize an introductory training course addressed to the African region from 13 to 23 May 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, focused on the basics principles and techniques to understand, study, record and manage the underwater cultural heritage.

The “Workshop on Underwater Archaeology for the African Countries” will aim at establishing an understanding of underwater cultural heritage among government heritage officials and archaeologists of the invited African countries. It will also promote the use of the scientific standards settled by the international community in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. It shall moreover provide the basis for effective collaboration and co-operation among the African region and beyond.

Upon completion of the different parts of the course, the participants will receive a certification.

Description of the training course

The course will run for a period of 12 days combining theoretical classes with practical sessions following the training schemes and standards collected in the UNESCO Foundation Course Manual on the Protection and Management of the Underwater Cultural Heritage2 and the UNESCO Manual on Activities directed to the Underwater Cultural Heritage3. The theoretical classes will take place in the UNITWIN Training Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Kemer (Turkey) as well as in the training vessel of the Network, where most of the practical part of the course will be carried out.

The language of the training course will be English. Accommodation will be provided in the dormitory of the Training Center.

Programme of the training