WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Within the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Article 5 indicates it's priority,
"To ensure that effective and active measures are taken for the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage situated on its territory [herein Cambodia specifically], each State party to this Convention shall endeavour , in so far as possible, and as appropriate for each county: (e) to foster the establishment or development of national or regional centres for training in the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage and to encourage scientific research in this field."
Capacity Building Faculties of Archaeology in Cambodia 2018-2020
Our relationships and goals are important, and we accomplish more when we work together. I have a vision of what the world looks like when international agencies give back to local archaeological groups, and when large universities work to build up Cambodian institutions, and it is decent and fair.
I welcome you to get involved! Sharing is not limited to material supplies alone; support and volunteer with local teams and give of yourself. In the About section of this website, you will find a form to participate, whether you are a volunteer, an institute with a surplus of supplies, a private donor, or a faculty of archaeology in need. Complete the contact form at the bottom of this page to get involved.
- Sarah K. Youngblutt, PhD Candidate