Perspectives on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management of Hispaniola

Author(s): Charles D Beeker

Year: 2015


Hispaniola is the epicenter of Colombian contact from the 1492 Santa Maria to the first sustained interaction between peoples of the Old and New Worlds at La Isabela. Since 1992, Indiana University has worked in the Dominican Republic to study and protect its significant historic and prehistoric Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH). Most notably, the Living Museums in the Sea initiative is a sustainable management strategy that provides an alternative to the commercial exploitation of submerged cultural resources and is consistent with the guidelines of the 2001 UNESCO Convention for Protection of the UCH. As a globally valid model, Indiana University is actively promoting Living Museums in the Sea as a component of UCH management efforts in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Perspectives on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management of Hispaniola. Charles D Beeker. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434097)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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