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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Publication details for Dr Gemma Tully

Tully, G. (2016). Resituating cultural landscapes: Pan-European strategies for sustainable management. In Heritage 2016. 5th International conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development. Book of abstracts with papers in CD form. Amoêda, R., Lira, S. & Pinheiro, C. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development. 347-359.

Author(s) from Durham


Integrating stakeholders as the active creators and beneficiaries of cultural landscapes is an under-developed element of sustainable heritage research. Through work focusing on some of the most significant monuments in European history (Late Iron Age oppida: c.200BC-AD60), this paper will explore how communities (including farmers, small-medium enterprises (SMEs), wildlife organisations and residents) understand and experience cultural landscapes. Focusing on perceptions data from Bagendon and Salmonsbury, UK, these oppida sites represent the pilot phase of the EU funded REFIT project, and work on 2 further sites, Bibracte (France) and Ulaca (Spain), will follow. The perceptions studies will examine how existing understanding and use of these cultural landscapes can aid the integration of non-archaeological stakeholders into wider archaeological research and support the development of future cultural landscape management strategies, at a pan-European level, that offer greater mutual benefit to all those with a vested interest in cultural landscapes.