The most mine- and unexploded ordnance (UXO)-contaminated countries in the world have long histories of conflict, as well as histories rich with extensive archeological and cultural records. It is not uncommon for known historical sites to be littered with mines and UXO, especially in regions with hundreds and even thousands of years of rich cultural heritage, such as Central and Southeast Asia and the Caucuses. This presents an added challenge to project teams tasked with clearing and safeguarding the land while also preserving the integrity of cultural heritage sites.
Aldrich, Lindsay; Fiederlein, Suzanne; and Rosati, Jessica
"Clearance at Cultural Heritage Sites,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 19
, Article 10.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol19/iss1/10