WIT Press


Recognizing The Significance Of A Viking Fortification In Its Landscape

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DSHF160131

Volume

158

Pages

9

Page Range

137 - 145

Published

2016

Size

3,275 kb

Author(s)

C. Canzonieri

Abstract

Through the analysis of a case study the paper discusses how a landscape approach can bring instruments for the identification of a hidden monumentality, linking landscape and history for the identity of the territory. The case shows that measures aimed at highlighting an archaeological element can have the effect of creating a new awareness not only of the monument once forgotten, but also of the rediscovered surrounding landscape. The context approach brings a reciprocal advantage both to the monument and to the landscape, and promotes a renewed contemporary cultural use.

Keywords

archaeological landscape reading, fortified heritage, identity awareness and cultural tourism