Edited by Gaetano Palumbo and Jeanne Marie Teutonico
Archaeological sites around the world are threatened by a variety of forces, including population growth, development, urbanization, pollution, tourism, vandalism, and looting. Site management planning is emerging as a critical element not only for the conservation of this heritage but also for addressing issues such as tourism and sustainable development.
This book reports on the proceedings of a workshop held in Greece near the ancient site of Corinth, where an international group of professionals gathered to discuss challenges faced by archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and to examine management planning methods that might generate effective conservation strategies.
Part one contains background papers addressing threats to the archaeological heritage, the concept of heritage values, and a methodology for the conservation and management of archaeological sites. Part two features case studies in which site management plans have been developed and implemented or in which their use is under discussion. Cases include Hadrian's Wall, England; Chan Chan, Peru; Masada, Israel; Petra, Jordan; and Corinth. The book will be of interest to architects, archaeologists, site managers, and all those charged with the conservation and management of the archaeological heritage.
Jeanne Marie Teutonico is associate director of the GCI. Gaetano Palumbo is formerly senior lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and currently the director of archaeological conservation at the World Monuments Fund in Paris.
96 pages, 8 5/16 x 11 11/16 inches
15 color and 2 line illustrations
ISBN 0-89236-691-5, paper, $35.00
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