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Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism

Editors: Comer, Douglas, Willems, Annemarie (Eds.)

  • Discusses how archaeological heritage and tourism are inextricably connected when the public visits archaeological sites
  • Deals with the feasibility of establishing sustainable management at archaeological heritage sites
  • Includes case studies
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Archaeological sites opened to the public, and especially those highly photogenic sites that have achieved iconic status, are often major tourist attractions. By opening an archaeological site to tourism, threats and opportunities will emerge.The threats are to the archaeological record, the pre-historic or historic materials in context at the site that can provide facts about human history and the human relationship to the environment.  The opportunities are to share what can be learned at archaeological sites and how it can be learned. The latter is important because doing so can build a public constituency for archaeology that appreciates and will support the potential of archaeology to contribute to conversations about contemporary issues, such as the root causes and possible solutions to conflict among humans and the social implications of environmental degradation.  

In this volume we will consider factors that render effective management of archaeological sites open to the public feasible, and therefore sustainable. We approach this in two ways: The first is by presenting some promising ways to assess and enhance the feasibility of establishing effective management. Assessing feasibility involves examining tourism potential, which must consider the demographic sectors from which visitors to the site are drawn or might be in the future, identifying preservation issues associated with hosting visitors from the various demographic sectors, and the possibility and means by which  local communities might be engaged  in identifying issues and generating long-term support for effective management. The second part of the book will provide brief case studies of places and ways in which the feasibility of sustainable management has been improved.

About the authors

Douglas C. Comer is Principal, Cultural Site Research and Management, Inc. (CSRM) (www.culturalsite.com). CSRM operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America. Dr. Comer is President of ICAHM and the United StateNational Committee forICOMOS (US/ICOMOS)
Dr. Comer specializes in planning for the management and interpretation of archaeological sites and landscapes, and in the use of aerial and satellite remote sensing for archaeological research and resource protection. He is a recipient of NSF, SERDP, NCPTT, NASA, ESRI, Kaplan Fund, GeoEye, and other grants, and has published extensively on cultural resource management and the use technology in archaeology.Dr. Comer has served as the Chief of the U.S. National Park Service Applied Archaeology Center, a Fulbright Scholar in Cultural Resource Management, Chair of the Maryland Governors Advisory Committee on Archaeology, a Research Fellow at the Southeast Asian Center for Archaeology and the Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok and the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), and a Trustee for the United States Committee for the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Annemarie Willems is the executive director for Friends of ICAHM, an organisation that has been created to support the mission of ICAHM through the dissemination of information concerning world heritage.  Since 2016 Annemarie Willems has her own consultancy practice in heritage management, AW Heritage Consultancy. Annemarie Willems holds a MA in Cultural Heritage from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Upon obtaining her Master's degree in 2007 Annemarie became active at the Centre for International Heritage Activities (CIE) in Amsterdam (currently in Leiden), The Netherlands, as 'Project Officer in Cultural Heritage'. From 2011 until 2015 she lived in Switzerland where she was responsible for international projects at a private company called ArchaeoConcept in Biel that specializes in (archaeological) heritage management. Currently she is still connected to ArchaeoConcept as external expert.  She is co-founder and former president of the association ArchaeoTourism2012 which has the main objective to organize conferences and workshops on themes related to archaeology and tourism. Annemarie co-edited the publications that resulted from the two conferences that were organized in 2012 and 2014. In 2015 she published an article in ‘Fernweh’ titled Solving the Puzzle – the characteristics of archaeological tourism. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Feasibility as the Cornerstone of Effective Management of Public Archaeological Sites

    Comer, Douglas C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Cultural Value and Sustainable Development: A Framework for Assessing the Tourism Potential of Heritage Places

    Landorf, Chris

    Pages 7-19

  • Managing Herculaneum in Context: Measuring Benefits for People and Places

    Court, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • Vikings and World Heritage: Towards New Strategic Synergies?

    Hølleland, Herdis

    Pages 35-43

  • The Tyranny of Materiality: Sacred Landscapes, Tourism and Community Narratives

    Sinamai, Ashton

    Pages 45-56

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92756-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92755-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism
Editors
  • Douglas Comer
  • Annemarie Willems
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92756-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92756-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92755-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 183
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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