Archaeological research as a benefit for the local community

Southern Jordan in the preliminary socioarchaeological study


  • Katarzyna Radziwiłko University of Warsaw
  • Łukasz Kutyło University of Lodz
  • Piotr Kołodziejczyk Jagiellonian University



public archaeology, heritage movement, cultural heritage management, Jordan, archaeological sites


Archaeological research as a benefit for the local community. Southern Jordan in the preliminary socioarchaeological study

Starting an archaeological research is not only the beginning of gathering new scientific data for academic analysis. The role of a scientist is not only to build the ‘tower of knowledge,’ but also to make it beneficial to people. Therefore, archaeological projects should also vastly contribute to the promotion of the heritage of the region and its modern value and to the development of tourism, education and local community activities. Understanding the local community and its view on the historical heritage, as well as on archaeological research seems to be a very important aspect of this type of activity. It will not only allow to identify potential risks and create a plan of regular research, excavations, as well as future maintenance. As a benefit of the sociological study, the future revitalization of the area will occur. This outcome may be an important extension of theoretical and practical principles of global heritage protection and may become a standard solution based on the belief that cultural heritage can be a factor of local community development and prosperity.

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How to Cite

Radziwiłko, Katarzyna, Łukasz Kutyło, and Piotr Kołodziejczyk. 2020. “Archaeological Research As a Benefit for the Local Community: Southern Jordan in the Preliminary Socioarchaeological Study”. Studies in Ancient Art and Civilisation 24 (December):205-25.