Analytic schemes for the territory of the cultural routes and their settings. Towards the standardization on the methodology

Rodríguez-Villasante Prieto, Juan Antonio (2005) Analytic schemes for the territory of the cultural routes and their settings. Towards the standardization on the methodology. 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)

On this writing we must pretend to analyse the content of the Cultural Routes on their basic concept as communication routes, with their own dynamic and historical function, that have provided a heritage to our epoch for a considerable period of time of interchanges not only things but also persons, including ideas. This cultural “superstructure” has an important territorial base due to the localization and connection of its elements and heritage clusters that constitute it, as well as it is also stood out and prolonged to its environment. Anyway, the theme is presented with a feature of great variety and a certain interdisciplinary character. Following with these ideas, we provide a brief general analytic scheme about the aforementioned territory (“control of the territory on its socioeconomics and military actions that we will particularize to the Intercontinental Royal Road (The “Camino Real Intercontinental” from Spain); and we make specially to investigate on its formation: people’s movements evolution, supplying and transport system. We think to find out on the current logistic engineering a particular scheme for a better understanding and treatment of the “port system” on its wide sense (routes, vehicles, charge and maritime and earthly terminals). On the practical order, these schemes, that are in contact with ideas, must applied to a concrete methodology of work for the “identification, valuation, inventory and treatment” of the historical heritage, that is to say for a complete cataloguing of the cultural properties. So, we want to share the investigations and experiences we are carrying out in Ferrol (Spain), on the International Centre of Studies on Fortification and Logistic Support (CIEFAL) of ICOMOS, linked to the CIIC: linguistic normalization that needs to be carried out due to the existing reality by different professional who work on these matters. Normalization of “descriptive patterns” for the cataloguing of the “systems”, “clusters” and “elements” that can form a Cultural Route.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Rodríguez-Villasante Prieto, Juan Antonio
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural routes; settings; methodology; standardization; databases; CIIC-ICOMOS
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
International Scientific Committee: Cultural Routes
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 11:25
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 14:56

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