The DCCHP builds on the expertise of the Department of Archaeology in relation to cultural heritage protection, at a global scale. DCCHP seeks to give a clear focus for a wide range of active engagements in documentation and monitoring, training and knowledge exchange and the delivery of strategic resources in the field.
Heritage is essential to our sense of identity but is more than ever under threat from conflict, development and tourism, natural disasters, and climate change. As a result, archaeology sits at the heart of contemporary political and social debates. Inspired by Durham’s own UNESCO World Heritage Site, a long tradition of archaeological fieldwork in the U.K. and internationally, we work to sustain protect cultural heritage for future generations.