Mapping Africa's endangered archaeological sites and monuments

To create a database of endangered archaeological heritage in Africa using satellite imagery and on the ground survey.

The Mapping Africa's endangered archaeological sites and monuments project (MAEASaM) aims to identify and document endangered archaeological heritage sites across Africa using a combination of remote sensing, records-based research and selective archaeological surveys. It will make records of these sites available in an open-access Arches geospatial relational database tailored for different interest groups and stakeholders. Past, present and potential future threats to these sites will be identified and assessed, and approaches to enhancing long-term site protection measures and new management policies will be developed with the project's Africa-based partners and collaborators. The project will aim to ensure the long-term sustainability of the mapping and monitoring components through targetted training of in-country collaborators and other heritage stakeholders.

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Location: Africa Organiser(s): University of Cambridge Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $4,224,000.00 USD Commencement Date: 09/2016 Project Status: Active
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