The Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7)

  • Smith, C. (Organiser)
  • Talal Akesheh (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...


The Seventh World Archaeological Congress was held at the Dead Sea, Jordan, in January, 2013. It was attended by around 900 scholars. Congress Patron: HRH King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein. Congress President: HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal. Academic Secretary: Talal Akasheh. International Academic Secretary: Claire Smith.

The World Archaeological Congress (WAC) is the only representative world-wide body of practicing archaeologists; it supports open dialog with all people genuinely concerned about the past. WAC holds an international congress every four years to promote the exchange of the results of archaeological research; professional training and public education for disadvantaged nations, groups and communities; the empowerment and betterment of Indigenous groups and First Nations peoples; and the conservation of archaeological sites. WAC congresses have been held in England, Venezuela, India, South Africa, the USA, Ireland, Jordan and Japan.
Period13 Jan 201318 Jan 2013
Event typeConference
LocationThe Dead Sea, JordanShow on map


  • World Archaeological Congress
  • archaeology
  • Jordan
  • cultural heritage