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International Archaeology Day, 2017: Mr. Shakir Naseer from the University of Peshawar, shares his experiences on "Why is pottery important to an archaeologist?" and "An introduction to drawings techniques of Archaeological Ceramics". 


International Archaeology Day, 2018: Ms. Ayesha Chahat (Director, Media and PR Department) moderated a Panel Discussion on "Cultural Sociology and Cultural Studies: Embracing a dialogue to Address the Challenges of the Pakistan of the 21st Century. "

Save Cultural Heritage Group is a team of volunteering professionals dedicated to explore, interpret, preserve and promote the cultural heritage. #SCHG. 

The Save Cultural Heritage Group (SCHG) was established as a non-profit organization on 27th September, 2016 when a group of five Archaeology students wanted to create a group of professionals with activities and support services that would cater to the specific needs in the field. Today, we are the only organization in this country, serving each day with a variety of online programs and online services. Since our inception, we have proudly collaborated with Archaeological Institute of America, Museum Weekend, Direct AMS RadioCarbon Dating Service, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and we are the only organization on #AIA events map in Pakistan to host #IAD celebrations (since 2017). We have organized events with sponsorships from ASEF culture360, which is managed by the Culture Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF); Direct AMS RadioCarbon Dating Service, the #1 ranked university in Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, as well as Behind the Trowel, Amelia the Archaeologist, Egyptian Rose, Las Plumas de Sīmurgh, MiMo Artes, and Eran ud Turan. 

The purpose and objectives for which the SCHG (Save Cultural Heritage Group) was formed are:
1. To unite all individuals who are interested in cultural heritage, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history and its related subjects.
2. Preservation and display of cultural remains.
3. The scientific study, investigation, interpretation of archaeology, ethnological, anthropological, sociological and related subjects.
4. The publication and distribution of information concerning archaeology, ethnology, sociology and anthropology.
5. The development and promotion of a greater public interest in, and appreciation of the cultural heritage.
6. To collect, interpret and preserve information on cultural heritage, and prehistory for the use and assistance of all persons having a need for the information.
7. To raise and collect funds necessary for the carrying out of any of its purposes by any lawful means and administer these funds as directed in the Articles of SCHG.
8. Promotion of Archaeology as a professional discipline, and working out solutions that allow archaeologists to improve their capabilities and skills in a new economic situation. 

Our group has three crucial aims:

  • a) To promote better anticipation of future skills needs in the sector of professional archaeology.
  • b) To develop better matching between skills and labor market needs in this sector.
  • c) To bridge the gap between the worlds of education and work for this sector.  

We intend to serve our community with the help of our partners by: 

  • Archaeological Desk-based Assessments Consultancy
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Statements Visual Impact Assessments (VIA) Landscape
  • Fieldwalking & Geophysical Surveys Historic Building
  • Assessments & Surveys to Historic England Standards Lidar
  • GIS and CAD Analysis Field Survey
  • Evaluation and Characterisation Rural and Urban Excavation
  • Post-excavation and Specialist Services Community
  • Archaeology Publication, Interpretation and Display