Underwater Cultural Heritage Survey in the Parishes of Cascais and Oeiras, Portugal

Author(s): Jorge Freire

Year: 2014


Underwater archaeological heritage survey programs arise as a management tool of the coast,based upon evidence of Maritime Culture. Both as a Geographic Information resource and a tool of knowledge, its ability to define strategies and priorities in establishing a policy of sustained development and enjoyment of underwater cultural heritageis basedprimarily upon research. The model followed for the Underwater Cultural Heritage Management of the municipalities of Cascais and Oeiras, is this process that looks at investigation as the complete cycle of actions regarding the implicit work to the discipline of underwater archaeology (comprehending documentation, conservation, protection, and disclosure), but also in the realization of a public archaeology designed to accompany the Portuguese horizon of a sea economic.In this perspective, the integration of other institutions, by means of Memorandum of Agreement, as is the case of CascaisMunicipally or Oeiras Municipality, or through collaboration as is the case of the present collaboration with the General Directorate of Cultural heritage, with the Naval Research Center, and with the Instituto Superior Técnico, in underwater archaeology study have created in Cascais a knowledge platform and a multidisciplinary opportunity that, as to the present,crossed biodiversity survey of some of the archaeological contexts with technological innovation in oceanographic robotics.

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Underwater Cultural Heritage Survey in the Parishes of Cascais and Oeiras, Portugal. Jorge Freire. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436796)

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