The Eighth World Archaeological Congress

“WAC-8 Kyoto”  in 2016, Aug. 28th – Sep. 2nd


What is WAC?

   The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization and is the only representative world-wide body of practicing archaeologists. WAC seeks to promote interest in the past in all countries, to encourage the development of regionally-based histories and to foster international academic interaction. Its aims are based on the need to recognize the historical and social roles as well as the political context of archaeology, and the need to make archaeological studies relevant to the wider community.

   WAC is an international forum for discussion for anyone who is concerned with the study of the past. WAC holds an international Congress every four years to promote: the exchange of results from archaeological research; professional training and public education for disadvantaged nations, groups and communities; the empowerment and support of Indigenous groups and First Nations peoples; and the conservation of archaeological sites.

   Previous WAC Congresses have been held in England, Venezuela, India, South Africa, the United States, Ireland and Jordan.


 世界考古学会議〔The World Archaeological Congress (WAC)〕は、非政府・非営利組織で、世界中の考古学者を代表する唯一の団体です。 WACはすべての国・地域の過去に関心を持ち、地域に根差した歴史の追及を促進し、国際的・学術的な相互交流を後押しします。その活動目的は、考古学の歴史的・社会的役割と考古学が置かれている政治的背景を意識したり考古学を社会とより幅広く関係させる必要がある、という考え方に基づいています。





Latest information

The first circular of WAC-8 Kyoto is updated. Please check here.