Subcommission on Heritage Stones
The Subcomisión on Heritage Stones forms part of the International Commission on Geoheritage, which is, in turn, a scientific Commission established by the International Union of Geological Sciences.
Historical use of natural stone can be a major contributor to understand past civilizations and how different civilizations evolved over the millennia, from antiquity to the present. The geological attributes of the stones, which have survived for millennia enrich our cultural heritage, should be documented and studied for the present and future generations. The identification of stone-built monuments and historical quarries of important stones are one of the mandates of this subcommission.
1. Establishment of Global standards for the recognition of IUGS Heritage Stones.
2. Coordination of the IUGS Heritage Stones program.
3. Compilation and maintenance of an IUGS Heritage Stone database.
4. Collaboration among International organizations related to Heritage Stones.
Tim de Kock. Professor, University of Antwerpen.
Mike Heap. School and Observatory of Earth Sciences, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg.
Francois Ferrer-Laloë. Sauvegarde Association.
Angela Ehling. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR).
Heiner Siedel. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering.
Patrick Wyse Jackson. Department of Geology, Trinity College.
Paola Marini. Professor, Politecnico di Torino.
JoAnn Cassar. Department of Conservation and Built Heritage, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta.
Tom Heldal. Norway Geological Survey.
David Freire-Lista. Centre of Geociences (CGeo-UTAD), Universidade Tras-os-Montes.
Luis Lopes. Department of Geosciences, Universidade de Evora.
Jose Carlos Kullberg. Department of Earth Sciences, NOVA School of Science & Technology.
Valentina Cetean. Geo-resources Department, Geological Institute of Romania.
Victor Cardenes. Department of Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Oviedo.
Björn Schouenborg. Research Institute of Sweden.
Ruth Siddall. University College of London.
Eliane Aparecida Del Lama. Mineralogy and Geotechnics Department, Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Geociências. Nuria F. Castro. Centro de Tecnologia Mineral CETEM/MCTI.
Antônio Gilberto Costa. Department of Geology of the federal University of Minas Gerais.
Brian Pratt. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan.
Javier Eduardo Becerra. Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Santo Tomás.
Carles Canet. Institute of Geophysics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Gurmeet Kaur. Department of Geology, Panjab University.
Raymond A. Duraiswami. Department of Geology, Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Manoj Pandit. Retired professor, University of Rajasthan.
Mehmet Özkul. Professor, Geological Engineering Department, Pamukkale University.