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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Objective

The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the world’s richest areas in terms of archaeological remains, and cultural heritage in general; it has yielded an extraordinary variety of finds spanning all aspects of human activity. However, due to the scarcity of scientific and technological resources in the region, the analysis of these finds has occurred largely in research institutions far removed from the region. Therefore, there is a pressing need to make adequate resources available in the immediate proximity of the excavations and remains themselves, and also to properly document the cultural heritage of this key region. The partners of this proposal wish to initiate a coordinated effort for the build-up of the relevant research infrastructures, and the pooling and coordination of the associated resources, in order to contribute to a regional strategic plan for the Eastern Mediterranean archaeological sciences and digital heritage community. This will be achieved in parallel with the design and planning process of the Cyprus Institute’s newly created Science and Technology for Archaeology Research Center, which is planning major investments in infrastructures for archaeometry, underwater archaeology and digital cultural heritage. The project will ensure that the development of this new Center is embedded in a strategy closely adapted to the regional needs and integrated in the Euro-Mediterranean environment of archaeological sciences and digital heritage. In addition to a coherent strategic plan, the outcomes of the project will include suggestions for joint trans-national activities, a user-led assessment of needs, guidelines for good practices and directions for further infrastructure development. It will contribute to the incubation of a regional research cluster in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage, and to the build-up of the associated community of researchers, with periodic workshops for continuous monitoring and update.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Coordinator

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 234 626,75
Administrative Contact
Bruno Rostand (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 32 501,25
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasiliki Kassianidou (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 42 773,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Franck Charron (Mr.)
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 27 632,75
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christodoulos Chamzas (Prof.)
Institute of Nautical Archaeology
United States
EU contribution
€ 40 205,25
Address
.
TX 77840 College Station
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Justin Leidwanger (Mr.)
MINISTERO DELLA CULTURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 384
Address
Via Del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosa Caffo (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 34 855,25
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Prof.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 24 021,50
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)