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ANNUAL REPORTS AVAILABLE
FOR THE YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 2002
Chairperson - Brian Egloff (Australia)
Immediate Past Chairperson - Senake Bandaranayake (Sri Lanka)
Secretary - Ellen Lee (Canada)
Vice Chairperson Willem Willems (Netherlands)
Vice Chairperson position vacant upon resignation of Hester
ICAHM meeting in 2002
Following on from the ICAHM regional meeting at Alice Springs,
Australia in conjunction with the Australian ICOMOS conference
'Making Tracks', in May of 2001, it was decided that the next
meeting of ICAHM would be in conjunction with the 13th General
Assembly in Zimbabwe in October 2003. It is now planned to have
a meeting associated with the General Assembly in Madrid. The
time of that meeting cannot be set until the schedule of speakers
Preparations for 13th General Assembly in Zimbabwe
Actions were taken for ICAHM to have a presence at the General
Assembly in Zimbabwe. Correspondence between ICROM and ICAHM
was leading to participation by ICAHM in the Africa 2009 workshop
to be held in conjunction with the General Assembly. This initiative
was not pursued when ICOMOS shifted the General Assembly to a
venue other than that of Zimbabwe. Travel funds were sought
for 3rd World members to attend without success from the Wenner-Gren
New members of ICAHM
Confirmation of the appointment to ICAHM of the following
individuals has been received:
The President of France ICOMOS, Benjamin Mouton, has confirmed
in writing the appointment of Monsieur Jean Luc-Massy as the
member to ICAHM.
The President of Belgium ICOMOS, Miek Goosens, has confirmed
in writing the nomination of Mr. Dirk Callebaut as the member
Contact with National Committees
Dr Akbar Zargar, president of Iran ICOMOS, has made contact
with ICOMOS. Brian Egloff took the opportunity to write to Dr
Zargar asking that the Iran National Committee nominate a member
Ename Center for Public Archaeology
It is noted that Mr. Dirk Callebaut the ICAHM member from
Belgium is part of this new center and will be able to keep ICAHM
up to date on its activities as well as search for joint ventures.
As the nearest member of the executive, Wilhelm Wilhelms, will
keep in touch with Ename.
Associate Membership of ICAHM
A relatively long list of proposed Associated Members has
been received from USA ICOMOS. ICAHM is reluctant to accept
such a large body of Associate Members for two reasons. Firstly,
communicating with a body of Associate Members that outnumbers
the actual members will be cumbersome. Secondly, there is concern
that the Associate Members might represent themselves or be represented
by others as having the status of Members of ICAHM.
Heritage at Risk
Marilyn Truscott, Associate member of ICAHM, worked with
Jane Harrington and others on the preparation of 'Heritage at
Risk: ICOMOS World Report 2001/2002 on monuments and sites in
danger'. A brief report on behalf of ICAHM was prepared by Marilyn
Truscott with input from Brian Egloff and incorporated into that
volume (refer to pages 220 to 227). An appeal from the ICAHM
executive to the members for material to incorporate into the
subsequent volume received no response and both Truscott and
Egloff were too busy to undertake the task.
ICOMOS Advisory Committee Meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia
16 to 19 October 2001
Marilyn Truscott was appointed to represent ICAHM at the
ICOMOS Advisory Committee Meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia from
16 to 19 October 2001 as none of the Executive were free to attend.
Ms Truscott presented the annual report of ICAHM including the
deliberations of ICAHM at Alice Springs in May of 2001. Considerable
discussion focussed upon the following ICAHM motion:
'that the Committee will take no position on specific site/state
issues but will respond in the case of broad issues relating
to standards (such as the ICAHM Charter) and to the general strategic
issues related to archaeological heritage management'
It may be worthwhile discussing this issue further at the
General Assembly meeting of ICAHM and clarifying the ICAHM position
with specific exemplars as well as develop a response process.
Guidelines for archaeological heritage management abroad
Tom Wheaton raised the matter of the Society for American
Archaeology wishing to become more active internationally. Dr
Wheaton's concern is that SAA does not seem to have an established
set of protocols or guidelines for undertaking activities abroad
in an ethical fashion. It is suggested that ICAHM could be active
in this area.
A survey was conducted of all members of ICAHM to determine
the awareness of, and the effectiveness of, the ICOMOS Charter
to the Protection and Management of Archaeological Heritage.
The mail-out included an up-date from the Chairperson, minutes
of the meeting in Alice Springs and the survey form. The results
of that survey will be presented by the Chairperson at the ICHAM
meeting to be held in conjunction with the General Assembly in
Israel Meeting on World heritage Archaeological Site Management
Guidelines, 2 to 9 February 2002
Kevin Jones, of New Zealand ICAHM, represented ICAHM at the
meeting on World Heritage Archaeological Site Management Guidelines
held in Israel. He has presented a full and detailed account
to ICAHM that will be tabled at the ICAHM meeting to be held
in conjunction with the 13th General Assembly in Madrid.
World Archaeological Conference, Washington D.C 21 to 26
The World Archaeological Congress will be having its fifth
meeting in Washington from 21 to 26 June. The theme of the conference
is 'Of the Past, for the Future: Integrating Archaeology and
Conservation'. Brian Egloff will be assisting the Getty to develop
a sub-theme 'Staking a Claim: national monuments'.. This may
be an opportunity for ICAHM to play a key role and perhaps derive
USA ICOMOS meeting in Santa Fe was attended by Ellen Lee,
Secretary of ICAHM, who will provide ICAHM with an update at
the Madrid meeting.
Correspondence on the Dampier Rock Art, Western Australia
The ICAHM Executive, after receiving several opinions on
this matter, addressed a letter to the Premier of the State of
Western Australia expressing their concern with the development
planned for the Dampier Peninsula in the light of the Dampier
Peninsula having one of the most extensive collections of world
renown rock art. The letter expressed the need for appropriate
heritage planning to take place before any development was planned.
Matters for discussion by ICAHM at its meeting at the General
Assembly in Madrid
The need for elections for the executive ICAHM should be
discussed and resolved at the Madrid meeting.
The venue for forthcoming ICAHM regional meetings will need
to be discussed at the Madrid meeting.
Brian Egloff, Chairperson and Ellen Lee, Secretary
25 October 2002
FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1999 to AUGUST 2000
12th General Assembly, Mexico
The distributed nature of the archaeological component of
the 12th General Assembly having sessions in Mexico City, Morelia,
Guadalajara and Guanajuato made it difficult for the members
of ICAHM to convene an inclusive meeting. However, with the assistance
of Roland DeSilva and Henry Cleere three meetings were held;
on the 16th, 17th of October, 1999, in Mexico City and on the
22nd of October at the close of the Assembly in Guadalajara.
The following voting members were present during the one or more
of the meetings: Willem Willems (Netherlands), Brian Egloff (Australia),
Julia Costello for Hester Davis (USA), Ellen Lee (Canada) and
Gamini Wijesuriya for Senake Bandaranayake (Sri Lanka). Others
Present at the meetings were Roland Silva (Sri Lanka) Henry Cleere
(ICOMOS World Heritage Committee), Giora Solar (Getty Institute),
Patricia Fumero and Carlos Mesen (Costa Rica ) and S.U. Deraniyagala
It was decided that the ICAHM Secretariat was to be moved
from Sri Lanka to Australia. The following Executive officers
were elected for 3-year terms:
Chairperson -Brian Egloff (Australia)
Immediate Past Chairperson-Senake Bandaranayake (Sri Lanka)
Secretary - Ellen Lee (Canada)
Vice ChairpersonWillem Willems (Netherlands)
Vice ChairpersonHester Davis
Agreement was reached on the ICAHM objectives for the next
triennium of 2000-2003. In keeping with the Egar Principles for
International Scientific Committees, ICAHM identified the following
set of objectives for the coming three year period: 2000-2003.
Objectives were assigned first or second priority; responsibilities
for first priority were assigned to Executive Committee members.
1. Committee of Experts.
A committee of experts chaired by Colin Renfrew will review
UNESCO 1956 Dehli Recommendations as well as address other international
archaeological considerations as suggested by the ICAHM members
at WAC 4. Senake Bandaranayake (Sri Lanka) will continue as ICAHM
Executive Committee coordinator for this project. The membership
of the Committee of Experts (previously established) is:
Professor Colin Renfrew, Chairperson
Professor Anrea Carandini (Italy)
Dr. Kathleen Deagan (USA)
Mr. Paul Mupira (Zimbabwe)
Dr. Masanori Aoyagi (Japan)
Dr. Brian Egloff (Australia)
Professor Senake Bandaranayake (Sri Lanka), ICAHM Coordinator
The Executive Committee endorses the actions taken to date
by the Committee of Experts, encourages ICAHM to proceed, and
offers whatever help it can as a support organization.
2. Regional Networks.
Establishment of world regional networks for ICAHM members
is to be undertaken. Each region will be coordinated by a member
for recruitment, news, conferences, information, etc. Willem
Willems (Netherlands) will be the Executive Committee coordinator.
The following regions and regional coordinators are suggested:
Europe: EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) Willem
Latin America: Nellie Robles (Mexico)
Mediterranean: Girori Solar
Indo-Pacific: Brian Egloff (Australia)
North America: Ellen Lee, Julia Costello, and Hester Davis.
3. Web Site
An ICAHM web site will be established where relevant news
and information can be posted. It will be linked to the existing
web site of Australia/ICOMOS. Executive Committee coordinator
is Brian Egloff (Australia).
4. Comparative Studies for World Heritage Committee.
Executive committee will write to Henry Cleere and ask him
to prepare a paper on Comparative studies.
5. ICAHM Directory. The ICAHM Directory will be updated and
republished. Executive Committee coordinator is Ellen Lee (Canada).
6. ICAHM Meeting Schedule. A draft schedule for annual meetings
of ICAHM was established; the meetings will take place each year
in a different region.
2000 Europe (Willems), European Archaeological Association,
Lisbon, Portugal (September)
2001 Indo Pacific (Brian Egloff), location to be determined
2002 Africa, General Assembly ICOMOS, Harare, Zimbabwe
2003 Latin America, World Archaeology Congress (WAC 5), Sao Paulo,
2004 South Asia or S/E Mediterranean, location to be determined
7. Enlarge ICAHM Committee Membership.
This will involve defining a list of people who have expressed
an interest by responding to the letters previously sent to the
National Committees, and the list of people who attended the
ICAHM session at WAC 4 in Cape Town, January 1999.
8. Links to other ICOMOS Committees
Identify overlapping interests between ICAHM and other ICOMOS
Committees and establish communication links with them.
9. Translate ICOMOS charter into other languages.
10. Document history of ICAHM.
ICAHM Resolution in Support of Archaeological Resources in
Costa Rica, passed by the ICOMOS Assembly 22 October 1999, Guadalajara,
Mexico. 12th General Assembly of ICOMOS Resolutions Committee
In relation to the concerns expressed relative to the heritage
of certain regions the General Assembly resolution 21 asks the
Executive Committee . . . to request from the National Committee
of Costa Rica an explanation of the content of the presidential
decree number 28174 MP-C-MINAE-MEIC, issued October 13, 1999,
which will put Costa Rica in an unenviable position as a nation
which does not care for its ancient cultural heritage, threatening
the future of archaeological heritage in Costa Rica, as it puts
the benefit of private developers before the right and obligation
of the Costa Rican people for the knowledge, protection and enjoyment
of the ancient cultural heritage of their country.
From minutes prepared by Ellen Lee (ICAHM Secretary)