The Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the by Marta de la Torre (Editor)

By Marta de la Torre (Editor)

One of many nice demanding situations confronted this day through these liable for old cultural websites is protecting the fragile stability among protecting those fragile assets and making them to be had to expanding numbers of tourists. This e-book reviews on a global symposium that addressed conservation concerns within the Mediterranean sector. The individuals enthusiastic about 3 sites--Piazza Armerina in Sicily, Knossos on Crete, and Ephesus in Turkey.

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1990 The elements at Akrotiri. In Thera and the Aegean World Ill: Proceedings of the Third International Congress, Santorini, Greece, 3-9 September 1 989, ed. D. ' 1 , 24-30. London: Thera Foundation. 1992a AvacrKa

Physical interventions are often experimental, with disastrous long-term consequences, especially if the solution demands overly elaborate maintenance and monitoring practices that require skills or tools that are not available locally or that cannot be guaranteed over the long term. 3. Physical conservation solutions need to be approached with care and, indeed, with suspicion in most cases. The rule of thumb is that the best solution is the least possible intervention. Although this article does not deal with them in detail, there are other management strategies that may be relevant at particular sites and therefore must be designed as well.

Whether research, including excavation, will be allowed on the site and, if so, where, by whom, and under what conditions; 6. ); 7. what is the best management structure . 24 S u l livan Policies that have addressed all the issues important to a site should be discussed, checked against the statement of significance, and written down. These constitute the site management policy. Choosing Management Strategies The next stage of the plan is the development of management strategies­ that is, the actual steps by which the management policy is implemented.

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