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The Society brings together scientists, amateurs and institutions who work for the survey, the protection and the conservation of constructions in dry stone. The first international congress on the topic took place atBari(Italy) in 1988. These meetings, casual at first, became gradually the expression of a common will that was materialized by the official creation of the SPS in 1998. The Society focuses on the perpetuation of these congresses and on following evolutions of research, rehabilitations and innovations concerning the dry stone. It analyzes the different stakes and gives an opinion on the relevance of methods used and of objectives pursued by the various actors. Between two congresses, it maintains the link among the various partners and ensures the continuity of the meetings and exchanges. Since 1987/1988, international Congresses are regularly held every two years. They already took place at: Bari (I), Barcelona (E), Crete (GR), Majorca (E), Imperia (I), Le Val / Carcès (F), Peñiscola (E), Viège (CH), Mytilène (GR), Montalbán (E), Locorotondo (I), Ambleside (UK), Ogliastrra in Sardinia (I).

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S.P.S. exists thanks to your membership fee : 40€ every two years at congress time, which is also the moment of the general assembly. Cheque to draw to: Société Internationale Etude Pierre Sèche - Crédit Agricole Mutuel du Var, Brignoles, France - Account number: 08011080008


Transfer to : FR76 1910 6000 0208 0610 8000 860 (IBAN) - AGRIFRPP891 (BIC).

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International scientific society for Drystone interdisciplinary study