INAH´s Paleontological Council and Its Role in Preserving the Mexican Heritage


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH by its Spanish initials) is the federal institution dealing with the research, preservation, and protection of the historical, archaeological, and paleontological heritage from México. Although historical and archaeological heritage has already been under care for more than 40 years, it was not until March 2017 when it was decided to undertake the functions of the Paleontological Council (ConPal by its Spanish initials). Currently the ConPal is constituted by members from 10 academic institutions from all over the country, bringing together high knowledge and capability within the distinct topics of the paleontological field. Among the several functions that the ConPal members are pursuing, there is the development of the regulations under which the forthcoming projects in regard to the paleontological heritage will be reviewed. Furthermore, the necessity for writing guidelines and manuals for conservation and preservation of this heritage, coping with the present economic and social conditions of the country, is another goal for the members. Based on those considerations, we call for the archaeologist searching at deposits where fossil bones are to be found to comply with regulations set for by ConPal and help to save the Mexican Paleontological Heritage.

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INAH´s Paleontological Council and Its Role in Preserving the Mexican Heritage. Felisa Aguilar, Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales, Eduardo Corona-Martínez. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449582)

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Abstract Id(s): 25525