Tag Archives: Heritage

Leisure and the destruction of heritage

My last post noted the destruction of archaeological sites by treasure hunting. But there are other ways, such as leisure activities. In recent years two wheeled leisure activities have gained popularity in Israel: cycling and motor-cross. There are far more … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, destruction, Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Um Lakis and the destruction of heritage

The site of Um Lakis in southern Israel is known among archaeological circles only for the fact that here William Flinders Petrie conducted the first excavation for the Palestine Exploration Fund. He was trying to find the ancient city of … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, artifacts, destruction, Discussion, Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

What is heritage?

I recently read the book Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand edited by Alexander Trapeznik. One of the more interesting parts is the definition of heritage. Seeking such definitions is probably a characteristic of English-speaking academia. And … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Discussion, Heritage | Tagged | 1 Comment

Heritage and aesthetics

In the World Heritage Convention there are several references to aesthetics, both for cultural heritage and natural heritage. One aspect of cultural heritage is: sites: works of man or the combined works of nature and man, and areas including archaeological … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Discussion, Heritage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Archaeology and Heritage

I am in Christchurch, New Zealand, at the moment. In a city ravaged by an earthquake there is a lot of attention on what will be done with “heritage” buildings. Will they be torn down, rebuilt, strengthened to meet earthquake … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Heritage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment