Archaeological Prediction and Risk Management: Alternatives by Hans Kamermans, Martijn van Leusen, Philip Verhagen

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By Hans Kamermans, Martijn van Leusen, Philip Verhagen

The Netherlands is likely one of the few international locations in Europe the place historical past specialists and land builders use predictive modeling to prevent destroying destiny archaelocial websites, although many students examine the applying for this objective hugely debatable. The individuals to Archaeological Prediction and danger Management provide an summary of a number of the tools of predictive modeling and assessment how the types are, or might be, utilized by stakeholders in cultural history administration within the Netherlands.

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Berichten ROB 45, 9-56. C. ) 2008. De Indicatieve Kaart van Archeologische Waarden, derde generatie. Rapportage Archeologische Monumentenzorg 155. Amersfoort: RACM Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal, 4 april 2006. Wijziging van de Monumentenwet 1988 en enkele andere wetten ten behoeve van de archeologische monumentenzorg mede in verband met de implementatie van het Verdrag van Valletta (Wet op de archeologische monumentenzorg). Eerste Kamer, vergaderjaar 2005-2006, 29 259, A Fokkens, H. 2005. Voorbeeldige voorouders, graven naar de ideeënwereld van prehistorische boeren gemeenschappen.

These costs will have a direct effect on the price of the structures to be developed. The desire to build in an area with a high indicative value will mean by definition that costs will have to be made for the aspect of archaeology in the preliminary investigation, and that there is a good chance – and thus a financial risk – that, prior to the execution of the building project, an archaeological excavation will have to take place. The costs of an archaeological excavation can form a substantial part of the total building costs of a project (Anonymous 2005a, 3).

1 A lack of norms Given the general absence of objective and transparent valuation criteria, it can be hard for initiators to deal with archaeology. After all, the revised Monuments and Historic Buildings Act does not prescribe any specific norms for protection of the archaeological heritage. This situation closely resembles the way in which environmental issues were incorporated in spatial planning in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Questions arose on how to measure pollution and assess its potential hazard for public health, and it was only after a decade of debate that norms were established and incorporated in daily practice.

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