• Maurizio Abbati


Mr. Bouchenaki, the importance of the World Human Heritage is at the heart of UNESCO at an international level, and it includes cultural and natural targets to be achieved that underline a sound link among archaeology, art and ecosystem. It is not by chance that the first forms of human artistic expressions, in the Pre-history, represent drawings whose depicted subjects are taken from Nature (e.g.: Cueva de Altamira, Spain; Grotte dei Balzi Rossi, Italy; Lascaux et Chauvet, France; Wadi In Djeran, Algeria; Tadrart Acacus, Sahara—North Africa; Serra de Capivara, NW Brazil; Bhimbetka, India etc.). Therefore, at the end of the years Nineties, we started to talk about archaeology of tourism (in the modern sense) a topic which implies many aspects among them the Sustainable Development: the necessity to preserve the eco-cultural heritage for the future generations.

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  • Maurizio Abbati
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  1. 1.SanremoItaly

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