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Archaeological tourism; characteristics and functions 


Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to respond the basic question of “what is Archaeological tourism and what are its characteristics and functions?” the research method is descriptive and library method has been used to collect data. We have attempted to explain archaeology and study its characteristics and functions, concerning generalization of archaeology. The findings of the study revealed that the Archaeological tourism (AT), with regard to its characteristics and various functions, has promoted democratic archaeology; and that Archaeological tourism is an efficient instrument to interact heritage and tourism in archaeological sites; and to change archaeological attractions into the tourism products and ultimately making archaeology knowledge public and generalize it.

Keywords

archaeological tourism, development, people, archaeology

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