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Shared Archaeological Heritage: the European Archaeology Days

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A discipline where several scientific fields meet, archaeology studies the material traces of civilisations, from prehistory to the contemporary era. By enriching our knowledge of the societies that came before us, it contributes to a better understanding of today's world and helps sharpen citizens' critical outlook. When it comes to protection, conservation, awareness-raising and education, archaeological heritage is a significant societal opportunity for Europe. At a time marked by concerns over identity and community, archaeology is a source of openness and tolerance. The European Archaeology Days can therefore help shape a common identity, while preserving the cultural diversity that characterises a Europe of multiplicity. Developing this initiative could encourage open access to culture for all and, among future generations, foster acceptance of the 'Other' in all their differences. In this context, it feels important to give the event a European dimension.

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hal-03674505 , version 1 (20-05-2022)

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Pascal Ratier. Shared Archaeological Heritage: the European Archaeology Days. Internet Archaeology, 2021, 57, ⟨10.11141/ia.57.9⟩. ⟨hal-03674505⟩

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