Cultural Significance Assessment for the Archaeological Heritage of the Lycian Region

Tekin Bellibas N. E., Tanyeli G.

CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, vol.22, no.3-6, pp.117-141, 2020 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3-6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13505033.2021.1978168
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Anthropological Literature, Humanities Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-141
  • Keywords: Archaeological heritage, cultural landscape, Lycia, territorial heritage, significance assessment, LANDSCAPE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The geographical zone of Teke Peninsula contains the extensively researched archaeological material of the historical-cultural impact area of the Lycian civilisation, composing a relict archaeological landscape that is the subset of the living heritage landscape. Archaeological immovables and record have produced valuable information that point out to region wide cultural phenomena and characteristics, and differing sub zones of historical narrative. The identification of these significances, and their expression in a form that communicates these meanings in a management context was the aim of this research. Through a qualitative database and significance charting, it was possible to display and narrate characteristics, textures and particularities embedded in the archaeological material. This is illustrated in examples from the region and proposed that this narrative and charting is used to inform activities and developments that modify the landscape of Teke Peninsula, as well as define areas in need of active management and policy requirements.