archaeological heritage News

  • Heritage conservation provides AUS$13.7m boost for NSW jobs

    Federal Environment and Heritage Minister Peter Garrett today announced $13.7 million in Australian Government funding for 63 conservation projects expected to create up to 918 jobs across New South Wales. The renowned beauty and culture of NSW heritage sites will be further enhanced through as part of the Australian Government's $650 million Jobs Fund. 'I am pleased to announce that for example, ...


    By Australian Government

  • Historic England use our Golden Gate to carbon date bone

    Select Science recently ran a story featuring our Golden Gate ATR accessory. Historic England, formerly English Heritage, were prescreening collagen content in archaeological bone samples at Oxford University. Radiocarbon dating of bone samples depends on the integrity of bone collagen, the substance ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Envirologger chosen for Maltese Temples project

    Heritage Malta has installed Envirologger monitoring technology at ten locations around the site of the Tarxien Temples – a highly important archaeological site dating back to between 3600 and 1500 BC. The monitoring stations were installed in 2011 and are being utilised for research purposes and to gain reliable data for scientists, conservators and engineers to ensure the best possible ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • AECOM Wins Al Wakrah 2022 FIFA World CupTM stadium contract in Qatar

    AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it has been selected to provide design consultancy and construction supervision services for the Al Wakrah Stadium and Precinct for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The Qatar ...


    By AECOM

  • Canada`s new environmental assessment and aboriginal consultation

    The federal government has proposed a complete overhaul of federal environmental assessment in Canada as part of the federal budget. The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act ("CEAA") and amendments to other federal environmental legislation amounts to the most ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Focus-Abengoa Foundation will celebrate the Andalusia Day with different cultural activities

    They will take place both at the Hospital de Los Venerables and the Focus-Abengoa Campus, located at Solúcar plant, in Sanlúcar La Mayor. They are free of charge and will aim to bring the Foundation’s artistic heritage to all those who wish to enjoy it. The Focus-Abengoa Foundation will organize next Saturday, February 28, Andalusia Day, a number of cultural ...


    By Abengoa

  • Ombudsmen criticises EA and councils over illegal waste site failings

    An Ombudsmen’s report has slammed the “combined failure” of the Environment Agency and two local authorities for allowing illegal waste activities to go unchecked over a seven-year period at an unauthorised waste site and has ordered them to pay neighbouring residents £95,000 in compensation. In the joint Parliamentary and Local Government Ombudsmen report entitled Environmentally ...

  • The story of Lake Chilika

    Imagine a lagoon on the eastern coast of India. From the side of the mainland sweet water of a river flows into the lagoon. From the seaside at the Gulf of Bengal salt water and fish move in. In the lagoon fisheries thrive. Then the river gets sandy and brings sediments to the lagoon. As a result, the opening at the seaside gets choked-up. The amount of fish in the lagoon which is now fully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • AECOM Cultural Resources Expert Dr. Alan Garfinkel-Gold Receives California Historic Preservation Award

    Dr. Alan Garfinkel-Gold, AECOM senior cultural resources expert, has received the California Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2011 for the Kawaiisu Project. The Kawaiisu peoples have lived in the southern Sierra Nevada and western Mojave Desert of California for millennia. Gold and co-recipient Harold Williams, a prominent Kawaiisu Elder, ...


    By AECOM

  • Traditional knowledge meets R&D in French Polynesia

    A "unique living laboratory" that combines conventional science and traditional knowledge in the Pacific has delivered valuable development leads, but may now be under threat, a meeting held by France's Institute of Research for Development (IRD) has heard. The benefits of such research informed by local knowledge in French Polynesia include the development of drugs for a foodborne illness that ...


    By SciDev.Net

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