Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) (Belgium)
Property: The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
Id. N°: 1006
State Party: Belgium
Criteria: C (i) (iii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (iv):
Criterion (i): The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes provide exceptional testimony to early human inventiveness and application.
Criterion (iii): The arrival of the Neolithic cultures marked a major milestone in human cultural and technological development, which is vividly illustrated by the vast complex of ancient flint mines at Spiennes.
Criterion (iv): The flint mines at Spiennes are outstanding examples of the Neolithic mining of flint, which marked a seminal stage of human technological and cultural progress.
The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Archaeological Site of the Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes, Mons to The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons).