Threats and vulnerabilities in archaeological sites. Case study: Iasos

Ufuk, Serin (2005) Threats and vulnerabilities in archaeological sites. Case study: Iasos. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper intends to analyze the factors threatening the preservation and maintenance of the archaeological site of Iasos and to develop proposals for the protection of the site and its monuments. Iasos is situated in Caria on the western coast of Asia Minor, and includes remnants of settlements from the Early Bronze Age to the Late Byzantine period. The peninsula, on which lies the ancient city, is designated as an ‘archaeological site to be protected’, but such a classification does not include the rest of the settlement area in the surroundings on the mainland. As a result, the present day village of Kıyıkışlacık occupies the area on the mainland, which was once occupied by a Hellenistic and Roman necropolis. There are many factors which severely threaten Iasos: problems related to private ownership of the land, difficulties of expropriation, environmental and human factors, increasing growth of the modern settlement on the archaeological site, growth of tourism, inadequate and inappropriate constructions and solutions of infrastructure, lack of local government’s interest and control on the area, lack of a management plan etc. The paper aims to identify and develop the appropriate administrative and management solutions to minimize the negative effects of these factors, and to be able to guarantee the protection of the archaeological heritage in a changing townscape, and to find out if and how a management plan can be applicable to Iasos. Its is worth noting that such negative factors are almost the same in a major part of the archaeological sites in Turkey.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ufuk, SerinUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeological sites; threats; heritage at risk; private ownership; expropriation; conservation; management
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Iasos, Turkey
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 19:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/350

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