Archaeology Meccas of Tourism: Exploration, Protection, and Exploitation
Contribution to Book
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.
Cameron Walker & Neil Carr
Left Coast Press
Castañeda, Q. E., & Mathews, J. P. (2013). Archaeology meccas of tourism: Exploration, protection, exploitation" and "Life on the 'B' list: Archaeology and tourism at sites that aren't postcard worthy. In C. Walker & N. Carr (Eds.), Tourism and archaeology: Sustainable meeting grounds (pp. 37-64). Left Coast Press.
Tourism and Archaeology: Sustainable Meeting Grounds