We further believe that the future of the site after excavation is a major responsibility of the archaeological team, hence our involvement in conservation activities and our efforts to help develop archaeological parks at both the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos in Ukraine and at Metaponto in Italy. Sites and landscapes should be firmly protected and supported by laws if they are to survive and offer instruction and enjoyment to coming generations. Our strong concern for the future of the archaeological remains, as well as their proper excavation and development, animates our efforts to support and advise the institutions that directly control these remains, and the politicians who control those institutions. A large part of that effort is focused on disseminating knowledge of these sites through conferences, programs, and publications designed for wider audiences.
Behind all our efforts is the firm belief that archaeology is an international endeavor and that information, resources, and technical expertise should be shared. Political groups may disagree with each other and with their own constituencies, but archaeologists can do their part to carry on civilized discourse and engage in joint projects that lead to a better understanding of our cultural heritage.