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
The evaluation will consist of a written work, which will be presented in class, on the last day.

- Sullivan, S. e Pearson, M. (1995). Looking after Heritage Places: the basics of Heritage Planning for Managers, Landowners and Administrators. (Vol. --). (pp. -----). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press
- 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

Method of interaction
Explanatory lectures using the conventional means of education (explanation and presentation of PowerPoint).
Study visits.

Software used in class