Regional and Local Archaeology and Heritage

Master's degree in Development of Cultural Tourism Products

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP



Give to the students the basic knowledge to enable them to develop a set of cultural tourism products based on knowledge and enhancement of archaeological and palaeontological heritage.

What is archaeology and how it contributes to create cultural heritage.
Archaeology and territory: principles, epistemological status and relationship with the culture.
Archaeology, territory and archaeological tourism: work methodologies, cognitive and case studies.
Paleontological heritage and its tourist exploitation: "the paleotourism"
Cultural Heritage: definition, specificities, appreciation and preservation.
The investigation and preservation of archaeological heritage in Portugal: 16TH century to our days.
The cultural heritage and natural heritage. The geo-monuments and the pioneering spirit of Portugal in his defence, recovery and preservation.
The role of the State in the preservation of the archaeological heritage. The institutions which manage this heritage. The legislation. The mobile archaeological heritage conservation versus preservation of paleontological mobile heritage

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes a written assignment to be presented in the last course session.

- Figueiredo, S. (2008). Os Dinossauros de Portugal. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Chamusca: Cosmoa
- Oosterbeek, L. (2007). Arqueologia, Património e Gestão do Território - polémicas. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Erechim: Ed. Habilis
- Pearson, M. e Sullivan, S. (1995). Looking after Heritage Places: the basics of Heritage Planning for Managers, Landowners and Administrators. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press

Method of interaction
Conventional face-to-face lectures using blackboard and datashow.
On-site visits.

Software used in class