Memorias y Lineamientos Tecnicos
The concern over the protection of archaeological sites from detrimental exposure to the elements is an integral component of the larger archaeological research and exploration field. Well built architectural covers can provide long-term protection and shelter to archaeological sites, whereas inappropriate covers will exacerbate deterioration. A highly debated subject, the proper design of architectural protective covers in archaeological sites requires a multidisciplinary approach and collaboration between field experts in archaeology, conservation, design, tourism, and site management, as well as the understanding and adaptation to each site context and its particular needs. In October 2009, WMF, Banamex, the Fundación Pedro y Elena Hernández, A.C., CONACULTA, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), organized a six-day international workshop (\"Taller sobre Lineamientos para la implementación de cubiertas arquitectónicas en contextos arqueológicos\") and roundtable discussions on architectural covers in archaeological contexts, hosted in Chiapas, Mexico. The following publication gathers the guidelines, proposals, and discussions presented by local and international experts in different fields during this first workshop.