By Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, Leo Webley
Many nations in northern Europe have visible an enormous enlargement in development-led archaeology over the last few a long time. laws, frameworks for background administration and codes of perform have built alongside comparable yet various traces. The Valetta conference has had significant effect on spatial making plans and new laws on archaeological background administration inside of EC nations in addition to at the investment, nature and distribution of archaeological fieldwork. For the 1st time those 12 papers collect facts on developer-led archaeology in Britain, eire, France, the Low international locations, Germany and Denmark with a purpose to overview and evaluation key universal matters on the subject of service provider, perform, criminal frameworks and caliber administration.
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These organisational elements, combined with a considerable spatial development and a vast amount of archaeological data gathered, make the province an ideal test region to evaluate the transformation of archaeological practice and results in Flanders between 1990 and 2010. 1. Spatial development in Flanders as expressed in three main categories of land use. be/nl/statistieken/cĳfers/leefmilieu/geo/, consulted 14th November 2009). 4. Development-led archaeology in Flanders Spatial development and impact on the landscape While a detailed study of spatial development in Flanders falls outside the scope of this article, some basic facts need to be highlighted as they have a direct impact on archaeological practice (Fig.
36 It is still too early, however, for a final verdict on what ‘Malta’ has achieved: it is not yet possible with the above data to produce a broad and exhaustive cost-benefit analysis. For example, we still know too little about sustainable in situ conservation, about the costs incurred and about the quality of the different types of investigation. However, in the planned 2011 review of the impact of the new Monuments Act, the above data can provide the quantitative foundation needed to answer this question: does the new system oﬀer the various stakeholders (universities, government and politicians, developers and the public) an appropriate balance between the procedurally correct management of the archaeological ‘condition’ on the one hand and the production of meaningful research about the past on the other?
Information on 356 archaeological operations could be gathered going back to 1990, allowing us to examine a period of 20 years. For each documented archaeological research, the same information as the data for 2004–8 was included. Furthermore, when looking at the overall picture of the data for 2004–8 (Fig. 2), with 23–32% of all Flemish permitted investigations, EastFlanders has a large and representative share when compared to the Flemish level. It is important to note, however, that the East-Flemish data only include the first archaeological operation per unique location; this can be either a watching brief, trial trenching, an augering survey or a direct, scheduled excavation.