Solving the Puzzle - the characteristics of archaeological tourism,

Annemarie Willems, Cynthia Dunning

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Abstract

Touristic activities at archaeological sites are often referred to as ‘archaeotourism’, but what exactly does this mean? In this paper the particularities of archaeological tourism will be defined in comparison to heritage or cultural tourism and we will argue that a better understanding and acknowledgement of the particularities of archaeological tourism will benefit the effectiveness of tourism management. We aim to build up a basic understanding of archaeology in relation to tourism because we believe this knowledge could be valuable to management plans for archaeological sites that are considered for touristic activity. We will specifically be speaking about the ‘sites with little or no visible remains’ as opposed to monumental archaeology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFernweh : CROSSING BORDERS AND CONNECTING PEOPLE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT
EditorsMonique Van den dries, Sjoerd Van der Linde, Amy Strecker
Number of pages72
PublisherSidestone Press
Publication date2015
Pages68
ISBN (Print)978-90-8890-350-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8890-351-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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