Great conference on Landscape Conservation and Archaeology

Today, I participated in a very interesting conference on Landscape Conservation and Archaeology, a meeting which was convened jointly by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the TAU Institute of Archaeology – and was held at TAU.

There were quite a few very interesting talks in this day long meeting, including one from the Safi team on the environment around the site and conservation and environmental issues, which was presented by Oren Ackermann and Udi Weiss in the name of a whole team of scholars associated with the project.

One of the most important aspects coming out of this day is the need to combine forces of those who deal with natural heritage and those who deal with cultural heritage. Only through a combined, “force-multiplier” effort, do we have a chance to protect various heritage facets against unconstrained development.