Laser Scanning the Past for the Future: Baalbek Temple | Björn Van Genechten, Mario Santana Quintero, Assaad Seif, and Ghassan Ghattas

Laser Scanning the Past for the Future: Baalbek Temple | Björn Van Genechten, Mario Santana Quintero, Assaad Seif, and Ghassan Ghattas

This paper analyzes the use of 3D recording techniques as a basis for the generation of a risk preparedness strategy (RPS) for Baalbek (Lebanon) as…

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Terrestrial Laser Scanning: Imaging, Quantifying, and Monitoring Microscale Surface Deterioration of Stone at Heritage Sites | Jessica Kottke, Frank Matero, and John Hinchman

Terrestrial Laser Scanning: Imaging, Quantifying, and Monitoring Microscale Surface Deterioration of Stone at Heritage Sites | Jessica Kottke, Frank Matero, and John Hinchman

Documentation is a valuable tool for preserving heritage resources. As new digital recording devices emerge, it is incumbent on heritage professionals to thoroughly evaluate them…

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Editorial | Frank Matero

Editorial | Frank Matero

Innovation has always played an important role in heritage conservation. The interdisciplinary requirements of the field have required professionals to think creatively and to employ…

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The Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar in the Documentation and Evaluation of Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico | Agamemnon Gus Pantel

The Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar in the Documentation and Evaluation of Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico | Agamemnon Gus Pantel

The sixteenth-century church, Iglesia San José, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was placed on the World Monuments Watch in 2004. Originally known as the Iglesia…

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Twenty-Five Years of Archaeological Site Inventories in the Middle East: Challenges and Perspectives | Gaetano Palumbo

Twenty-Five Years of Archaeological Site Inventories in the Middle East: Challenges and Perspectives | Gaetano Palumbo

The introduction and rapid spread of personal computers in the early 1980s had an effect on the way archaeological site inventories could be managed. The pioneering…

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The Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA): An Open Source GIS-Based Heritage Site Inventory and Management System | David Myers and Alison Dalgity

The Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA): An Open Source GIS-Based Heritage Site Inventory and Management System | David Myers and Alison Dalgity

The emergence of new digital technologies and rapidly spreading Internet access together present possibilities for widely accessible, Web-based national information systems for the inventory and…

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Heritage Recording and Information Management as a Tool for Preventive Conservation, Maintenance, and Monitoring | Anouk Stulens, Veerle Meul, and Neža Čebron Lipovec

Heritage Recording and Information Management as a Tool for Preventive Conservation, Maintenance, and Monitoring | Anouk Stulens, Veerle Meul, and Neža Čebron Lipovec

It is common knowledge that­­––with the exception of calamities such as fire, earthquakes, and floods––monuments decay in a gradual process and very often major damage…

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Editorial | Frank Matero

Editorial | Frank Matero

With the nearing close of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the state of the world is far from healthy.  Environmental degradation, economic malaise,…

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Sites of Conscience: Reimagining Reparations | Liz Ševčenko

Sites of Conscience: Reimagining Reparations | Liz Ševčenko

The heritage field has long been plagued by threats of irrelevance, cast as outside the real business of society.  But in a growing number of…

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Learning from Local Leaders: Working Together toward the Conservation of Living Heritage at Angkor Wat, Cambodia | Simon Warrack

Learning from Local Leaders: Working Together toward the Conservation of Living Heritage at Angkor Wat, Cambodia | Simon Warrack

Restoration of the statue of Ta Reach, which stands in the West Gate of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, was completed between 2001 and 2003 as an…

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