Thursday, 1 May 2014

Roman gold mines and the power of protests: exceptional example of local initiative by Katarzyna Jarosz (International University of Logistics and Transport, Wrocław, Poland)

The town of Roșia Montană (Romania) has one of the longest networks of Roman gold mines in the world. A Canadian firm, ‘Rosia Montana Gold Corporation’ plans to create Europe's largest open-cast gold mine in the village. However, the environmental and social impact of the project would be high. It will involve, for example, the dislocation of hundreds of families, the destruction of the oldest mines and archaeological sites, and the contamination of a local lake. The poster analyzes the origin, history and impact of the protests the project as well as the role played by civil engagement and society in protecting cultural heritage.

This is the abstract of a poster to be presented at 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development', the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014. 
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 May 2014, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in Lecture Theatre G6 from 8:30 to 18:00.  Conference posters will be on display all day Friday in room 612.
You can book your tickets here!

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