II Workshop on Heritage Stones. Torino, September 2020
HSS at EGU May 2020
36th International Geological Congress, RE-SCHEDULED!!!, 9-14 November 2020, New Delhi, India
1.4 Natural Stones and Architectural Heritage
Fareeduddin firstname.lastname@example.org (India), Gurmeet Kaur (India), Dolores Periera (Spain)
Dr. Fareeduddin has worked extensively on Precambrian Terrains of western and southern India with fundamental contributions to stratigraphy, metallogeny and alkali-ultramafic magmatism.
Dr. Gurmeet Kaur has worked on granitoids of western India; kimberlites and lamproites of southern India and on Heritage Stones.
Prof. Dolores Periera has worked extensively on the Heritage Stones of the world and as the Secretary General of the IUGS Sub commission on Heritage Stones. She is proactive in creating awareness of Heritage and the importance of the stones through time
Natural stones are the main material used in architectonic heritage. The session deals with natural stone types that have achieved important use and have been accorded significant recognition in human culture. The initiative through this sub-theme is to bring out the global heritage stone resource to the fore and to highlight its relevance. Its recognition will kindle public and policy-maker interest in stone-built heritage, encourage the use of local natural stone and ensure its availability for the maintenance of built-heritage and the quality of new buildings. This sub-theme is promoted by the newly recognized Heritage Stone Sub-commission (HSS), an IUGS Subcommission within the International Commission on Geoheritage (ICG). It encourages contributions on the proposed thematic issue: natural stones and heritage and their potential application and information on possible stones from all over the world. Contributions are also welcome on the importance of using original natural stones in the restoration and conservation of historical buildings, and other issues associated with natural stones and geoheritage, such as historical quarries and quarry landscape.
Keywords: Heritage Stone Resource, Architectonic Heritage, Cultures, Quarries, Uses