Is archaeology what matters? Creating a sense of local identity among teenagers in Catalonia

Antoni Bardavio, Cristina Gatell, Paloma González-Marcén

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Abstract

During 1997-8, 1998-9 and 1999-2000 an educational project involving the rescue of an archaeological site dating back to the Neolithic was run in the municipality of Sant Quirze del Vallès (Catalonia, Spain) with the participation of the secondary schools of Sant Quirze del Vallès (IES Sant Quirze) and Barberà del Vallès (IES La Romànica). The project was designed with two objectives in mind: first, to test the implementation of a real research project led by professionals in the field with baccalaureate pupils and, second, to develop positive attitudes towards valuing archaeological heritage through understanding the historical significance of the site and the involvement of young people in its recovery for the municipality. © 2004 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-274
JournalWorld Archaeology
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Archaeological heritage
  • Educational methodologies
  • Local landscape
  • Spanish education system

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