This research study has been undertaken in the state of Delhi regarding archaeological sites and their relation to tourism.It provides history of archeological sites of the states and relationship between archeological sites and tourism along with positives and negatives impact. Archaeological sites have relationship with tourism because the monuments in the true sense are the flag -bearer of the India's cultural heritage.It creats many positive and negative impact on economic ,political,social and environmental condition of the country.Further ,analysis has been made pertaining to tourist flow both domestic and international in the state of Delhi. This study will help the researcher and planner of the country.Information given in this report will also help the domestic and foreign tourist to set their tour programmer in Delhi.
Cultural Tourism and Making of Heritage Sites of Delhi is a work on socio-cultural and economic realities of tour and travel in the city of Delhi revolving around the Heritage Sites of Delhi. It deals with the inherent politics of publicity and portrayal involved in making a historical artifact/site into a Heritage Site. The work focuses on the commodification of historical sites in Delhi alongwith the key role being played out by the various governmental and non-governmental organizations in promotion, conservation and restoration of various monuments in Delhi.
Heritage tourism is considered as being one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry around the world. The increase in tourist visits, especially at sites associated with events like slavery, war and mass death, has raised important questions about how to manage these sites and the experience of visitors. This book comprehensively reviews existing literature on the subject and offers critical perspectives on the phenomena of heritage tourism, backed by empirical research carried out at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. The findings of this research provide useful insights into the expectations and actual experiences of visitors to heritage sites. An innovation of the work is the use of pre-tour and post-tour interviews in eliciting visitors’ perceptions and experiences. Significantly, the theoretical concepts of authenticity and commodification are vigorously analysed and shown to be social constructs whose meanings are socially and contextually determined. The analysis in this book is particularly useful for managers of heritage sites, national tourism agencies and tourism students who are interested in a better understanding of how to manage tourism at heritage sites.
Fish, Amphibian and Reptile Remains from Archaeological Sites Pt1 – Southeastern and Southwestern US. Appendix–Osteology of Wild Turkey
The recent developments in urban conservation and archaeology have given considerable importance to the presentation of urban archaeological remains to the public, in order to raise public awareness for their conservation. Parallel to this, urban planners seek to make better places for people through good urban design with an emphasis on sustainable urban development. In multi-layered centers of historic towns, in case the necessary measures to integrate the archaeological remains to contemporary town are not taken, these sites turn to problem areas which neither meets the goals of conservation nor urban planning. In this context, this work discusses how these remains can be integrated to everyday life in historic town centers. This is mainly achieved by analyzing two successful European cases and World Heritage Cities Tarragona and Verona. Later, the pros and cons of Tarsus, a well-known town with its rich archaeological potential will be under debate in order to discuss the deficiencies of urban conservation approaches and planning in multi-layered towns. The work should be useful to professionals in archaeology, restoration, architecture, urban planning and urban design.
The six settlement sites investigated are located at idofin, which marks the Northern boundary of Ekiti land, Kwara State, Nigeria. Oral traditions traced the origin of the people to Ile-Ife and Otun Ekiti. The settlement sites are identified as their ancestral homes where they settled when they migrated to the area. This pioneering work which was a synergy of Archaeology, Oral tradition and Ethnography was aimed at verifying the traditions of origin of Idofin. It investigated the link between Idofin, Ile-Ife and Otun Ekiti. The work provides a foundation for future archaeological studies of Idofin area in Northern Ekiti. It is significant as a reference point to archaeologists interested in the study of the area.
The tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The popular tourist destinations of the third world are paying their heavy investment in the same. While, most third world countries have waken to the fact that existing tourism is a show run by the multinational companies of the first world.Ecotourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting natural areas - in the remote wilderness or urban environments. Ecotourism is Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well being of localpeople. Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically. How to best manage ecotourism and the appropriate levels of visitation and development can only be determined at the site after formulating management objectives.Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically.Excessive or unmanaged adversely affect ecotourism sites, both culturally and ecologically.Strong government and local controls are often necessary to ensure that tourism practices by the private sector are environmentally and culturally sustainable.
Tourism works as one of the connecting bridges among people across the world. Bangladesh is a kept secret country with enormous potentials of tourism as the country is blessed with many naturally beautiful and archaeological sites. The lush greenery surface of Bangladesh is ever appealing to the domestic and international tourists. The presence of the largest mangrove forest and the longest natural sandy sea beach of the world have made Bangladesh a unique place in many aspects. The colorful and varieties of culture of Bangladesh gives real fascination to its tourists. Simplicity is deeply rooted in the gens of Bangladeshis that makes even a newly arrived tourist be a part of a Bangladeshi family in few minutes. But what do the Swedes think about Bangladeshi tourism? In answer to the question, a huge gap has been prevailed from this study. In some aspect, the assumption is far different. So these different perceptions suggest the importance of extensive promotional efforts of Bangladeshi tourism. Consequently, the positive image of Bangladeshi tourism could be noticed to the rest of the world that will result in financial progress and move forward of the country in a large extent.
This book assessed the tourism consumption and activities of visitors to religious sites in South-western Nigeria, in order to achieve an effective and efficient strategy for the development of religious tourism in Nigeria.There is paucity of research on religious tourism segment in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Existing studies on tourism focused on ecological, cultural, heritage and historical sites. Religious tourism is a form of tourism whereby people of faith travel individually or in groups for pilgrimage, missionary, fellowship or leisure purposes. It is the most consumed and oldest form of tourism, yet the least researched.The book was born out of my desire for research exploration on religious tourism in developing countries. Data for this research were derived from primary and secondary sources. The survey identified a total number of seventeen religious sites consisting of sites of the three official religions in the study area.This book is an invaluable asset to students and consultants in the field of Tourism Studies
The book deliberates in detail on archaeological sites and their nature of habitation in Jammu region from Palaeolithic period to early medieval period. The increased pace of archaeological research in recent decades has provided a connected account of the history of prehistoric and early historic Jammu region primarily on the basis of archaeology. This book charts the flow of Jammu region’s grassroots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversities from its Palaeolithic beginnings to early medieval period assumed its basic form. Beginning with the first stone tools in the region, the books weaves Jammu’s archaeological history in all areas multiple strands of development till the early medieval foundation of the region. It also discusses the basic significance of Jammu prehistoric studies, the variegated settlement pattern, and how the transition to, and consolidation of, the historical Jammu took place. The historical development of human –resources interaction in the Jammu region is also reconstructed in a lucid style.
Why is archaeological writing so boring? Archaeology is an exciting field--and yet, even most archaeologists don't enjoy reading the reports written by their colleagues. This disjuncture between the way archaeologists write about archaeology and the way they experience it has major ramifications for archaeology as a discipline. Since the style of most excavation reports decontextualizes and ultimately misrepresents the archaeological process, archaeologists make it difficult for anyone interested in history--scholars and publics alike--to understand what archaeologists do and what they contribute. In this book, adapted from an undergraduate honors thesis, Allison Mickel argues how writing fictional narratives makes archaeological research more accessible, more interesting, and even better science. She illustrates these assertions with her own fictive account of the 2010 excavation season at Bir Madhkur, a Roman site along the ancient Spice Route between Petra and Gaza. In this way, she demonstrates with persuasion and by example that fictional narrative is an effective way to capture the complexity and excitement of the archaeological research process.
The state of Meghalaya, also known as the ‘Scotland of East’ is blessed with vast tracts of evergreen forests, silvery waterfalls, swift mountain rivers and a cool, temperate climate. These natural blessings make the state a favourite tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists alike. Though growth of tourism in the state has been on the rise in the past few years, it still constitutes a small portion of the net state domestic product, and this calls for necessary action for further development and preservation of the natural resources of the state. However, the growth in tourism here, like in many other places has also adversely affected the invaluable natural resources including flora and fauna of the state. This is primarily due to the lack of proper planning of tourism related activities and the absence of reliable valuation of the existing natural resources associated with tourism in this area. This book is the first attempt to estimate the recreation value and economic impact of the most- frequented tourist sites of this region, so that economically viable and environmentally sustainable measures for the growth of tourism can be adopted.
Despite the central role they hold as the link in the supply chain , the connection between the tourist and the destination and as the key element in the tourism system, their role in destination sustainability remains an under researched field. As a consequence of their key position,changes in the tour operators, behaviour towards more sustainable patterns of operation have the potential to drive changes in the primary producers of tourist services on one hand, and on the tourists on the other. They exert a great deal of influence in relation to sustainable tourism, they are in a position to dictate whether a destination achieves sustainable tourism whilst at their worst they represent a bottleneck in achieving sustainable development. And though destination specific issues may dictate the level of control they excercise, maturity in the market and demand in more experiencial tourism, tour operators need to capitalize on market potential, avoid negative PR or censure by consumers has been the driver towards more responsible action by operators. Kenya as a Case study avails a rich experience in investigating the interrelationship and barriers to sustainability.
The aim of this book was to understand the central place aspects of Mahasthangarh and Uppakra according to analyze the definition of central place theory based on political, economical and religious aspects in archaeological perspective. Mahasthangarh is located in the Northern part of Bangladesh identified as Early Historic (c. 500 BC to 550 AD) to Medieval Period (c. 550 AD to 1200 AD) site in Bangladeshi context. Uppakra is located in the Southern part of Sweden known as Iron Age (c. 500 BC to 1000 AD) site in the Scandinavian perspective. Central place theory is basically a geographical theory that seeks to explain the number, size and location of human settlement in the urban system and it defines archaeological sites with a combination of political, economical and religious functions. In this book the central place theory was applied on these two different archaeological sites to pursue the relevant factors of central place issues in archaeological context. A large number of archaeological materials observed from both sites that indicate the central place aspects of Mahasthangarh and Uppakra.
The book discusses different concepts such as: heritage and its values, and the concept of the management of cultural, plus the concept of cultural heritage and its development in. The thesis also considers the historical development and context of the whole of the Decapolis in order to highlight the importance of the region especially when not all the Decapolis are located in Jordan (which has the lion’s share of them). The thesis also explores archaeological investigation, excavation and conservation in Jordan. It proposes strategies for investigating heritage sites in Jordan with an emphasis on the use of non-invasive techniques rather than the invasive ones. In addition, it discusses the concept of heritage tourism and the role of the local and foreign bodies in fostering and supporting the tourism industry in Jordan. It also discusses the economic benefits of tourism for the local community and for the national economy of Jordan. This book took Abila of the Decapolis as a case study and seeks to understand how the Decapolis, including Abila, fit a tourist trail plan with a concern about the other alternatives available in Jordan it.