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Of the Past, for the Future: A Coalition for Change at the Fifth World Archaeological Congress

Excavation of a 10th-century abbey in Europe in 1985. At the end of that fall's archaeological season, the excavated human remains seen here were left exposed and unprotected. It is only very recently that the concept of fully integrating conservation into archaeology has begun to permeate archaeological practice. Photo: Neville Agnew.