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By Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, Leo Webley

Many nations in northern Europe have noticeable an enormous enlargement in development-led archaeology over the last few a long time. laws, frameworks for historical past administration and codes of perform have built alongside related yet varied traces. The Valetta conference has had massive effect on spatial making plans and new laws on archaeological background administration inside EC nations in addition to at the investment, nature and distribution of archaeological fieldwork. For the 1st time those 12 papers assemble info on developer-led archaeology in Britain, eire, France, the Low international locations, Germany and Denmark so one can assessment and assessment key universal concerns on the subject of company, perform, felony frameworks and caliber administration.

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5). Not only a transformation in the nature of research, but also a shift in operators is clear. While the evolution is still very young and many operations are still done by public institutions acting in the development-led framework, the role of the public services in first-line data collecting and processing will become critical in the near future, if the evolution towards market archaeology is sustained. Therefore, a fundamental debate is needed to clarify and define the new role of the different participants in this emerging system.

While even these small-scale operations can and do deliver important information, it will take many of them in the same region to create a good view of the diachronic development of the human occupation history of the landscape. Large projects such as the Ghent, Antwerp or Zeebrugge harbour extensions covering hundreds of hectares are exceptions in their size and therefore – given also their wet environmental conditions – have an enormous scientific potential. The growth in archaeological activity Dataset: sources and problems To examine the evolution in number and type of archaeological operations, data were analysed on the 31 levels of Flanders and the province of East-Flanders.

With this Flemish legislation, the care of archaeological remains was delegated to the Institute for the Archaeological Heritage (Instituut voor het Archeologisch Patrimonium, hereafter IAP), a scientific institute of the Flemish ministry. This entity was charged with the mission of carrying out all kinds of fieldwork, giving advice in building procedures, initiating dossiers involving the legal protection of archaeological monuments and sites, handing out permits to allow archaeologists to execute archaeological excavations and mechanical surveys and metal detectorists to do their metal detecting, and last but not least, to prepare administrative documents in preparation for new legislation.

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