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York archaeologist makes trip to South Korea

Posted on 11 December 2017

Don Henson spoke about the principles of public archaeology

L-R: Noriaki Higashi (Saitobaru Archaeological Museum), Don Henson (University of York), Kidong Bae (National Museum of Korea) and Elena Voytishek (Novosibirsk State University)

A York archaeologist has just returned from a visit to South Korea.

Don Henson was one of three international speakers invited to talk last week at a symposium in Seoul. The symposium was held to establish a new Association for Public Archaeology in Korea. This was the initiative of Prof. Kidong Bae, Director of the National Museum, who has been a lifelong promoter of public engagement with archaeology.

Don Henson spoke about the principles underlying public archaeology, illustrated with examples from the UK.