Understanding an Unique Conservation Work Environment: The Case of the Côa Valley Rock Art Outcrops.

Fernandes, António Pedro Batarda (2006) Understanding an Unique Conservation Work Environment: The Case of the Côa Valley Rock Art Outcrops. In: Theory and Practice in Conservation: A Tribute to Cesare Brandi. LNEC, Lisbon, pp. 323-332. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The Côa Valley rock art constitutes one of the most significant archaeological sites in Portugal and Europe as its inscription in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List illustrates. Therefore, the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, as the state body responsible for the preservation and management of the Côa rock art, created a Conservation Program that aims to ensure, as far as possible, the continued existence of this heritage. Understanding environment dynamics – geological, geomorphological, mechanical, biological as well as socioeconomical – and their different rhythms of evolution is crucial to the development of an informed and consequent conservation philosophy. Moreover, the pioneering character of in situ schist outcrops conservation work further stresses the necessity of accurately understanding all dynamics that determine the perennity of the Côa art.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Fernandes, António Pedro Batardabatarda@hotmail.com
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Rodrigues, J. D.UNSPECIFIED
Mimoso, J. M.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Conservation of rock art; Rock art; Rock art sites; Conservation of archaeological sites; Management of archaeolocial sites; Natural disasters
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 11. Rock art
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Côa Valley, Portugal
UNESCO WHC Number: 866bis
Depositing User: António Pedro Batarda Fernandes
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 11:11
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 11:11
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1022

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