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Training in the application of international standards of conservation

During the three years of project implementation, careful attention was given to the training of the Vietnamese experts/technicians and workers in archaeological excavation, consolidation and restoration. As a case in point, the Vietnamese workers numbering 58 were mainly farmers before the project began. After three years involvement in the project, the technical skills of the workers dramatically improved.

The technical team of Vietnamese archaeologists, geologists, geophysicists, surveyors, draftsmen were introduced and trained in the international standards of conservation. The Vietnamese geophysicists have good academic background and are scientifically prepared. Their skills were enhanced with the training on geophysical prospecting for archaeology and the use of non-invasive diagnostic technology for evaluating the individual risk of monuments and impact risk on buried structures. The Vietnamese geomorphologists were also trained to use these technologies in the assessment of archaeological problems. In the case of the Vietnamese archaeologists, their training was focused on stratigraphic excavation techniques. For the Vietnamese architects, their training were on the  different techniques of geometrical surveying by using total stations and the reconnaissance of different crack pattern. Vietnamese draftsmen were trained mainly in drawing archaeological stratigraphy, archaeological excavation plan and archaeological object according the international standards. Some of the Vietnamese workers became skilled in stratigraphic excavation, surveying, restoring archaeological objects and classifying different type of bricks.

After three years of project implementation, the project has successfully trained a core of experts and technicians in the conservation of archaeological monuments.