Digging up the Past in Gwynedd: Heritage research tourism in Wales

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While volunteering is quite popular in the UK already it is not so common in other parts of the world, with the result that many tourists are interested in spending their holiday in the UK as a team member of an archaeological fieldwork project. In this chapter Möller and Karl look at voluntourism in archaeology and provide a summary of heritage research tourism in Wales. Projects which offer opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological research are introduced as case studies and used to examine the role of volunteers who are not only interested in spending their free time visiting heritage sites or museums, but are actually looking for opportunities to take part in hands-on research, in many cases even paying
for the privilege.

Keywords

  • ARCHAEOLOGY, Heritage, Tourism, public participation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage and Tourism in Britain and Ireland
EditorsGlenn Hooper
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages229
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-52083-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-52082-1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2016

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