SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management, published in conjunction with ICAHM, (the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management, a scientific arm of UNESCO), addresses critical contemporary problems and illustrates exemplary work in archaeological heritage management in countries around the globe. The series takes a broad view of the concepts of archaeology, heritage, and management in accordance with ICAHM’s mandate itself. Contributing authors see archaeological heritage management as a dynamic interface between professional practice, scholary investigation, and the public sphere. The titles in this series are grounded, practical, applied, theoretically engaged, and problem-solving. The book series is concerned with:
- archaeological sites (from caves to buildings to historic districts to entire landscapes) ranging in age from the most ancient human history through the industrial era
- heritage, understood as not just the sites themselves but also stakeholders who inevitably constitute diverse and multiscalar sectors of society (such as peasant farmers, local townspeople, religious organizations, tourism companies, national developers, transnational investors, international agencies)
- management that transcends mere adherence to formulaic conventions, instead comprising site protection and sustainability enabled through the democratic use of heritage, including cultural tourism
- site museums, interpretative centers, and museum exhibitions as these relate to the promotion of an ethos of site stewardship and public interpretation.