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PANAMAR: a tool for the management of the underwater archaeological heritage of Panama

June 22 @ 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: City of Knowledge Interpretative Center, building 173
Free entrance

The City of Knowledge Interpretative Center (House Museum) invites you to the conference “PANAMAR: a tool for the management of the underwater archaeological heritage of Panama“, which will take place on Saturday June 22, 2019.


It is a tool for the management of underwater archaeological heritage that contributes to the implementation of the underwater archaeological chart of our country. Panama is the first signatory of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, however, it does not have a plan that complies with the basic principles of this convention. The Panamanian Anthropology Group has proposed PANAMAR as a tool with the objective of locating, conserving, managing and investigating archaeological sites in aquatic environments through priority categories based on the information contained in the historical documentation, the possible state of conservation of the archaeological sites derived from the environment and adequate procedures for the conservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage of Panamanians.

About Abner Al Berda

Abner Al Berda is a Panamanian anthropologist and archaeologist, student of the Master in Nautical and Underwater Archeology of the University of Cádiz in Spain. He graduated in Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Artifacts from Underwater Contexts at the University of Panama. He has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Panama in the honor chapter Sigma Lambda where he defended the research on the pre-Hispanic archeology of Panama. He develops a line of research in prehispanic and historical gastronomy of Panama in conjunction with the School of Gastronomic Innovation of the USMA. He is president and cultural manager of the Panamanian Anthropology Group and general director of AP Consultores en Arqueología.