Pacific Islands: world heritage

Reepmeyer, Christian, and Clark, Geoffrey (2014) Pacific Islands: world heritage. In: Smith, Claire, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 5696-5700.

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Pacific cultural heritage research has taken an active role in reshaping notions of cultural significance that has been recognized by UNESCO. Acknowledging the importance of associative cultural landscapes, first applied to the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, in 1993 and Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Australia, in 1994, culminated in the 2008 inscription of the “Chief Roi Mata’sDomain,” Vanuatu, into the World Heritage List(UNESCO2010).

These advances in Pacific cultural heritage research do not hide the fact that IndependentPacific Island Nations (referred to here as IPIN)are underrepresented on the World Heritage List.The uneven distribution of World Heritage sites globally is exemplified by the presence of only 13 sites in the wider Pacific area and only five sites nominated by IPIN. Below is a list of World Heritage properties located on Pacific Islands(standing 2011).

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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 03:05
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl New Zealand) @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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