From the Mesoamerican worldview to contemporary "new age" beliefs: Teotihuacan, a Paradigmatic Case

Vit-Suzan, Ilan (2008) From the Mesoamerican worldview to contemporary "new age" beliefs: Teotihuacan, a Paradigmatic Case. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The "Spirit of Place" in Mesoamerica seems to have been generated by a strong inter-connection between landscape, the built environment, pilgrimage, and rituals performed on key dates of a religious cycle. Even though this complex was transposed to Christianity; today, there is a new sociocultural phenomenon generating a different "Spirit of Place." Understanding this evolution through interpretation will enable its dissemination as a preservation enhancing the protection of cultural landscapes and built environments, as well as, maintaining its intangible nature and potentiality for change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Vit-Suzan, IlanUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: spirit of place; landscapes; built environment; beliefs; interpretation; cultural landscapes; conservation; World Heritage property
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan, Mexico
UNESCO WHC Number: 414
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2010 12:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/228

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