Can Economic Concepts Be Used To More Effectively Raise Awareness And Value Of Underwater Cultural Heritage?
Author(s): Chris Underwood
During the past twenty years, the UK among other countries has undergone a period of urban and social regeneration. As part of this process maritime environments including historic ships have been integrated into harbour and coastal redevelopments, with tourism and social wellbeing considered key components. But, has underwater cultural heritage (UCH) formed a part? The most obvious is the Mary Rose along with smaller collections housed in larger institutions. Acknowledging that innovative methods are being utilized to increase awareness and understanding, the public response remains passive to the problems faced by UCH. In a globalised world, where economic priorities dominate, are those of us engaged with raising awareness and understanding of UCH using the most appropriate language? This paper discusses economic concepts which could be useful in expressing the value of UCH that goes beyond tourism and the occasional headline about a recovered treasure.
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Can Economic Concepts Be Used To More Effectively Raise Awareness And Value Of Underwater Cultural Heritage?. Chris Underwood. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434792)