Cultural heritage, history and memory in the context of Madagascar

Author(s): Chantal Radimilahy

Year: 2013


Cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, distinguishes a nation. Culture is patent in everyday life, through the various activities that man performs, language, traditions, rituals, beliefs it conveys, all the objects he uses. With modernity and globalization, this heritage, its history and memory, is greatly endangered and degrades rapidly. Among different reasons such as ignorance, indifference, destruction, theft, illicit trafficking of cultural property, natural disasters, failure in the information, documentation and preservation system as well as increasing poverty in developing countries, many objects, important archaeological and historical sites are destroyed... Experience of preservation and management of threatened cultural heritage in partnership with local communities will be presented during the session.

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Cultural heritage, history and memory in the context of Madagascar. Chantal Radimilahy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428424)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 745