2. Managing the archaeological heritage (TH2)

tema 2

Archaeological practice reveals a remarkable diversity of approaches to the management of archaeological heritage. Starting with increasingly complex methods of field research and survey, management approaches use laboratory-based analytical approaches and integrate interpretative models.  These define the nature of archaeological sites, the natural decay and human processes that influence their survival, the evidence used for reconstruction and for methods of interpretation and display. From single case studies to more general, developed concepts of heritage management, an increasing spectrum of meanings and values engage and inform academic, managerial and social concerns. Financial restrictions and archaeological project limitations create new challenges for all, sometimes frustrating the development of archaeological heritage management practice. Archaeological agency is now faced with old and new constraints together with requirements and pressure to ‘perform’.  This suggests an increasing and important role for the profession in cultural heritage management.

The theme invites discussion on issues regarding heritage management: defining cultural value, conservation methods, rationale for restoration, risk management, illicit trade, preventive and rescue archaeology, museum presentation and virtual museums. There is room for discussion on issues related to cultural-heritage regulation, management approaches, legislative and institutional aspects, interpretation, presentation and tourism development, etc.

SESSIONS FOR THIS THEME

TH2-01
Papers and Round Table Discussion: Successful Partnerships: Recognising and Improving Heritage Management in Landscape and Rural Land Use Policy and Practice


TH2-02
Heritage Crime: Definition, Development and Duty-based ethics


TH2-03
Telling Stories: Archaeological Museums, Heritage and Research Centres; Achievements and Future Prospects


TH2-04
Debating the value of archaeological material found by the public


TH2-06
Archaeology and the EU Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (EIA)


TH2-07
25 years later: Changes and conjunctures in preventive (development-led) archaeology in former ‘Eastern’ Europe


TH2-09
Management of Archaeological Sites in Turkey: Prospects and Future


TH2-10
After 1990: a turning point in the guiding principles of rescue excavations and its impact on scientific research


TH2-11
From Archaeological Pasts to Living Landscapes


TH2-13
Giving New Meaning to Cultural Heritage: The Old and the Young in Past Societies


TH2-14
When working with many partners – A holistic approach to archaeological research and heritage management


TH2-16
Illicit trafficking of Cultural Heritage: different strategies to fight it


TH2-17
Climate Change and Heritage: Impact and Strategies


TH2-19
Preventive Archaeology, Scientific Research and Economic Development


TH2-20
I see something that you can’t see. Multidisciplinary Approaches in Archaeological Tourism


TH2-21
Archaeology and Heritage on the Way to Sustainability