Mapping and managing the intangible heritage at the World Heritage Sites. The case of Tsodilo

Segadika, Philippe (2003) Mapping and managing the intangible heritage at the World Heritage Sites. The case of Tsodilo. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Criterion 6 of the cultural properties of the World Heritage is one of the reasons why Tsodilo is of ‘Outstanding Universal value’. This is because the Ju/hoansi and Hambukushu communities living at Tsodilo know that Tsodilo is the ancestral home to the spirits of all living creatures. As prove to this, the local shamans, guides and herbalists point to specific areas, which are testimony to the marks of the first animals, the first people, first sex spot as well as the first and eternal water spring in the Tsodilo landscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Segadika, Philippe
Languages: English
Keywords: sacred site; historic landscape; intangible heritage; World Heritage List; criteria; management
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 04. Social practices, rituals and festive events
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Tsodilo, Botswana
UNESCO WHC Number: 1021
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 19:04
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16

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