View from top of kofun burial mound at Goshikizuka Park outside Kobe, Japan (c) MOLA

World Archaeological Congress 2016

28.08.2016 to 02.09.2016

Kyoto, Japan

MOLA archaeologists James Dixon and Claire Cogar are heading to Kyoto, Japan, to present at the World Archaeological Congress 2016. They are presenting a series of papers that showcase initial findings and best practice resulting from the Archaeology, Placemaking and Art in Japan and the UK project. Funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the project examines attitudes and approaches, in the UK and Japan, to art and archaeology collaborations.

James Dixon is presenting two papers: Sustainability and politically-engaged archaeology and Site-specificity in an international context.

Claire Cogar is presenting: Rethinking Art and Archaeology: new approaches to presenting historical and archaeological identity and Archaeology and commercial development: creating opportunities to sustain the archaeological value and identity of urban sites.