A Sense of Urgency
Nicola Lercari [+]
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Willeke Wendrich [+]
University of California, Los Angeles
This opening chapter describes the goals and themes of the book. It reflects on historical and contemporary ideas about 'at-risk' cultural heritage and how the recent and rapid developmental trajectory of digital tools in archaeology has, together with geopolitical and environmental crises, re-framed a sense of urgency about archaeology heritage preservation. The chapter also previews the book's structure, its five areas of focus, and the content of the following chapters.