Polar Archaeology Working Group (PAWG)
The ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee Polar Archaeology Working Group held its first meeting (by Skype) 1 March 2017. The IPHC expert members who were able to attend represented both the northern and southern hemispheres. Bryan Lintott is convenor of the group.
The PAWG is developing a set of principles Antarctic archaeology, with best-practice guidelines to subsequently be developed. The importance of broad consultation to provide information and insights and to develop institutional engagement with the group’s activities is central to the group’s endeavours.
The Polar Archaeology Network (PAN) has been contacted to keep them informed of the PAWG and its aims.