Chile – Pre-conference Program

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Pre-conference Program

Pre-conference Site Visits: The Nitrate plants of Humberstone and Santa Laura, WHS / Geoglyphs of Pintados / Tiliviche

When: 29 – 30 November
Price: Free of charge, sponsored by Gestion Universitaria S.p.A.

This site visit will be open for all registered participants and the intention is to show Chilean World Heritage sites, as well as other archaeological sites, and become acquainted with the environment as well as local communities. The results of this visit will be presented in a  pre-conference seminar on 2 December.

Participation is free of charge, this includes transportation and  accommodation.

29 November

Departing 9:00 AM (from Arica), visiting Geoglyph sites of “Chiza” and “Tiliviche”, Rock Art at “Calatambo”, Nitrate Plants of “Humberstone” and “Santa Laura” WHS and Geoglyph sites and Visitors Center of Pintados.

Stay overnight in Iquique and dinner

30 November
Departing at 9:00 AM from Iquique, visiting  Geoglyph sites Giant Cerro Huara and Caserones, at noon, welcome and meeting with the community of Huarasina, (this would be an advance of Sessions 1 and Session 4)

4:30 PM  return to Arica.

Pre-conference Excursions 1 December

These excursions will be free of charge, and the aim is to show three different examples of the landscape and local archaeology.

You are invited to participate in a discussion after the tour, for instance: how the World Heritage Sites, in this case Qhapaq Nan (Inca Road segments), are being developed as a UNESCO program, what could be suggested for implementing better plans, what could be suggested for sites that are being planned to become WHS, such as the Chinchorro mummies and sites, critical views on the museum exhibitions and settings.

  1. Qhapaq Nan segment, World Heritage Site, in Socoroma and the Valley of Lluta
    Leaving Arica at 8:00 AM for Socoroma and the Valley of Lluta, additional visit to Putre, the Inca tambo at Zapahuira, Pukara Copaquilla, Chulpas Caillama. Return: 5:00 PM. Max- 35 people.
  2. Chinchorro sites in Camarones Valley
    Leaving Arica 9:00 AM, Welcoming in Cuya by the Camarones Community, Return to Arica: 4:00 PM. Max. 35-40  people.
  3. Archaeological sites and Museum in Azapa Valley
    Leaving Arica: 9:00 AM, Visiting Alto Ramirez, site, Geoglyphs, San Lorenzo site, the Archaeological Museum and collections, The Chinchorro Museum. Return 6:00 PM. Open to any number of people.
Pre-conference International Seminar “Conservation and sustainable development of the archaeological heritage at the World Heritage Sites of Chile”

When: 2 December
Location: Antay Hotel
Price: No additional charge

In the context of the 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting “Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes”, and based on world experience, this Seminar will focus on reviewing, evaluating and making specific proposals for the conservation and sustainable management of the landscape and the archaeological heritage that shapes the World Heritage Sites of Chile.

Among the World Heritage properties, work will be carried out on “Qhapac Ñan, Andean Road System”, “Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works”, as well as the case of the Chinchorro Mummies, currently in the process of applying to be included in the Heritage List World.

This Seminar will allow to expose and discuss the field works, which are carried out in the activities prior to Meeting, allowing an interaction with experts, national authorities, with which to evaluate proposals for improvement of public policies in these matters (Short, medium and long term).

The objective is to evaluate and propose measures of conservation and sustainable management for the resources of the landscape and archaeological heritage present in the World Heritage Sites of Chile, taking advantage of the continental and global experience in these matters, with which to contribute to public policies of the State of Chile.