Will the 21st century be that of the end of the ruins and the Great Barrier Reef?
In November 2021, Peter Eeckhout published a book entitled ” World Heritage in Danger ” to the Past / Compound editions. He presents sites as exceptional as Angkor, Palmyra, Giza, Delos, Nazca, Carthage, or even, among many others, Venice and Pompeii… Sites threatened by what he calls “The Seven Plagues” of the world’s archaeological heritage: urbanization, looting, mass tourism, willful destruction, neglect, abusive restorations, and climate change. The archaeologist insists on the essential protection of these remarkable sites, and on the need to study and document what cannot be saved! Peter Eeckhout issues the alert so that ” the 21st century is not the end of the ruins ! “
Listen to the interview here by Peter Eeckhout presenting his book on France Bleu.
A book co-written by Peter Eeckhout has also just been published by Rafael Valdez. Entitled “Water, Technology and Ritual” the work deals with hydraulic function and cosmology in the pre-Hispanic world. Produced in collaboration with Milton Luján and Kevin Lane, the book is based on the proceedings of the International Symposium, organized in Lima in 2018, and dedicated to the theme of technology and worship related to water in Andean culture.
Peter Eeckhout is a member of the American Archeological Societyof College of Archaeologists of Peru and founding member of the European scientific coordination network “Past crises in the Americas” (CNRS). He is also a member of the board of directors in charge of excavations abroad for the Center for Research in Archeology (CReA) from the ULB.
From 2016 to 2018, he developed with Arte, the series of documentaries ” Archaeological surveys “. He has since pursued this parallel career dedicated to the popularization of science, contributing to other television documentaries related to archeology including ” Children of the Sun: The Incas “, broadcast this Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 9:45 p.m. on Arte.
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