Sustainable Heritage

Sustainable a heritage is not a term we hear everyday. The definition of sustainability is “living within the limits of what the environment can provide and understanding the many interconnections between economy, society and the environment.” We can relate this to heritage within a community. To me, sustainable heritage is in question when how to maintain a heritage site with its resources surrounding the region with the help of the community. An example of this is the Serra da Capivara National Park.

This park was built for the prime purpose to increase purpose and visitation. In addition with the discovery of the prehistoric paintings within this national park it promoted researched and questioned theory the archeological dates. The use of the community around this national park , such as building hotel, a sufficient transportation system and airport is necessary for sustaining and maintaining this heritage site.

Upon the discovery of this site and the changes made to the community we can see that it has not only benefited the community but also the region surrounding it. It has promoted a new major to graduate studies of archeology and also new undergraduate field to be studied to compliment this profession. We can see that to sustain this world heritage site it is necessary that the community and national park act together and benefit in one.

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4 Responses to Sustainable Heritage

  1. bvasquez5 says:

    That’s good to see that graduate students are becoming more involved within the site because of its archaeological appeal. I wonder what has been learned from these paintings.

  2. rstadnitskiy says:

    Has the fact that the park encourages tourism affected the state of the site in any negative way?And if yes, how so?

  3. masonanderson says:

    I like that the management of the site has also promoted infrastructure for the site

  4. sdavallou says:

    I really like how this site is able to get the community involved in the management of it. Why not have locals help cater to their land than complete strangers, right?

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