Archaeological Resource Management

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Archaeological Resource Management

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Level 300 Archaeology Course

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores the management of archaeological sites and artefacts. It begins by examining how archaeology developed from being an antiquarian pastime to become a scientific endeavour and how contemporary archaeology has to balance scientific goals with cultural and social objectives of local communities. The course progresses to assess the challenges inherent in managing the archaeological heritage including the difficulties of private‐public partnerships, the statutory regulations and the imperative to manage heritage tourism sustainably and engage the local community. Students will be expected to visit an archaeological site in Rome on their own and use it as a case study, which will be presented in the final classes of the course and then submitted as a written report.

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