Through their work at the site of Azoria, Crete, co-directors Donald Haggis and Margaret Mook have proven that site preservation and excavation should go hand-in-hand. Their conservation program at Azoria was the first formally reviewed study of the methods, materials, and techniques needed to implement sustainable preservation at an excavated site on Crete. In addition to direct preservation, Haggis and Mook have involved and educated the local community to ensure their understanding and commitment to long-term site preservation, which they hope will help Azoria grow into an eco-archaeological tourist site.
View of Azoria from the west
November 6, 2013
AIA Best Practices Award recipient Donald Haggis discusses the conservation efforts at the Archaic Greek site of Azoria.
January 13, 2012
The AIA presented two co-recipients with the Best Practices in Site Preservation Award at the 113th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
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