WAC-8 resolutions

The Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) was held between 28 August and 2 September 2016 in Kyoto, with more than 1,600 colleagues coming from 83 countries. The functions of a World Archaeological Congress international conference include various decision-makings as a world archaeological organisation as well as the facilitation of academic communications for the furtherance of […]

WAC Indigenous Plenary

The last of the filmed plenaries at WAC-8, the Indigenous Plenary was a discussion of archaeology, history, and heritage by members of local communities from Hawaii to Pakistan to Japan and more. Please enjoy the videos: Koji Mizoguchi Tadashi Kato Paul Tapsell Sayed Gul Kalash Aulii Mitchell Dorothy Lippert

WAC at 30

At the eighth World Archaeological Congress Conference in Kyoto a plenary was run to examine WAC thirty years after its creation. The talks by the distinguished speakers from other archaeological organisations and societies were recorded are now available for viewing: Koji Mizoguchi   Mónica Berón Jean Bourgeois Diane Gifford Gonzalez Catherine Frieman Glenn Summerhayes Ndukuyakhe […]

Joan M. Gero 1944-2016

JOAN M. GERO 1944-2016 The world became a lesser place with the passing of Professor Joan Gero on 14th July, 2016. Professor Gero was an eminent scholar in the socio-politics of archaeology, the archaeology of gender, archaeological ethics and South American archaeology. With Margaret Conkey, she co-edited the seminal volume Engendering Archaeology: Women and Prehistory, […]

The Peter Ucko Archaeological Trust

Peter Ucko was the founding father of the World Archaeological Congress. Following his untimely death in June 2007, The Peter Ucko Archaeological Trust was set up by his many friends and colleagues. In recognition of the unique contribution that Peter made to WAC and world archaeology the Trust provides funding for: People to attend WAC […]