Title

Archaeology Meccas of Tourism: Exploration, Protection, and Exploitation

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This chapter is divided into two distinct sections that are positioned in a point-counterpoint structure of dialogue. These two position statements invoke the etymological meanings of the word essay: to attempt, put to the test, trial, to act out, to explore, travel, or to travail. The first is an historical analysis written in the third person by an anthropologist whose expertise includes the ethnography of archaeology and the anthropology of tourism. The second is a counterpoint commentary written by an anthropologist whose specializations include Pre-Columbian and historical archaeology. Both of us have significant research experience in the same area of the Maya world in Yucatán, Mexico. From these two differing vantage points, we chart our perspectives on the relationship between archaeology and tourism in terms of the problems of exploration, protection, and exploitation.

Comments

Life on the 'B' List: Archaeology and Tourism at Sites that aren't Postcard Worthy

Editor

Cameron Walker, Neil Carr

Publisher

Left Coast Press

City

Walnut Creek

ISBN

9781611329889

Publication Information

Tourism and Archaeology: Sustainable Meeting Grounds

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