Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Open Access Journal: Heritage — Open Access Journal of Knowledge, Conservation and Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage

Heritage — Open Access Journal of Knowledge, Conservation and Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage
ISSN: 2571-9408
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Aims

Heritage is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of cultural and natural heritage science published quarterly by MDPI. The publication focuses on knowledge, conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage by sensing technologies, novel methods, best practices and policies.

Scopes

With the inclusion of Articles, Reviews, Perspectives and Communications, Heritage offers an appropriate format for any length or type of submission.
The journal will be organized in six subsections as:
  • Sensing technologies for diagnostics and monitoring of architectural and artistic heritage
  • Innovative solutions and best practices for protection of natural heritage
  • Innovation and Research in the field of Conservation and Recovery of archaeological and architectural heritage
  • Geoscience and earth observation technologies for Heritage risk assessment and mitigation and the study of human past
  • ICT for CH management and Fruition
  • Policies and human science contributions for increasing the cultural and economic role of CH in the society

Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2019)

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The Provenance of Marbles and Alabasters Used in the Monuments of Hierapolis in Phrygia (Turkey): New Information from a Systematic Review and Integration of Archaeological and Archaeometric Data
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 519-552; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010035
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 30 January 2019 / Accepted: 31 January 2019 / Published: 6 February 2019
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Determining the provenance of the stones used for ancient architectures is very important in order to reconstruct many social and economic questions linked to the life of a city. This paper integrates previous and new archaeometric data about marble and alabaster quarries in
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Landscape Analysis and Urban Description of Bethlehem Historical Center: A Methodological Approach for Digital Documentation
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 507-518; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010034
Received: 2 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
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Bethlehem’s territory and the architectural heritage present in its historical city center result from the stratification of different cultural activities, religions, and urban policies that have conditioned the actual image of the urban landscape. The city, apparently conformed as a single urban entity,
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Norwegian Artist Names Authority List of Artists in Norwegian Art Collections
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 490-506; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010033
Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 17 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
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How can one best transform a paper-based publication into a living online resource? This is the theme of a project at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway, supported by the Arts Council Norway. The National Museum aims to create,
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Origin and Circulation of Calcarenite Artifacts in the Area of Montescaglioso between 6th and 3rd Century BC: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 467-489; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010032
Received: 13 December 2018 / Revised: 18 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 31 January 2019
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The study of stone artifacts and their provenance is an important proxy for understanding the entangled relationship between humans and geological resources. In this paper, we explore the potentialities of an interdisciplinary approach combining in situ documentation of tool marks and characterization of
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Studies on the Wooden Box Containing the “Marco Polo” Bible
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 452-466; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010031
Received: 26 October 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 30 January 2019
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The aim of this paper is to present the results of research undertaken on a wooden box that holds an important historical book: a hand Bible handwritten in the thirteenth century. Tradition connects this Bible to the name of Marco Polo (Venice, 1254–1324),
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Railroad Buildings of Eskişehir: Challenges and Opportunities for Industrial Heritage
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 435-451; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010030
Received: 30 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 27 January 2019 / Published: 30 January 2019
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While railways are considered as a sign of development for countries, the railway structures are part of the industrial heritage of cities and comprise some of the most important urban public places. In Turkey, the Eskişehir railway buildings, constructed between 1886 and 1894,
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Assessing Damage to Archaeological Heritage in Criminal and Administrative Proceedings
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 408-434; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010029
Received: 2 December 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 28 January 2019 / Published: 30 January 2019
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The economic assessment of damage to movable and immovable objects considered part of archaeological heritage is a matter of increasing interest, both at the legal level and in terms of government management. The primary reason for this interest is the urgent need to
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Using Negative Muons as a Probe for Depth Profiling Silver Roman Coinage
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 400-407; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010028
Received: 14 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 29 January 2019
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Debasement of silver Roman coins is a well-known phenomenon and understanding the quality of ancient silver coinages can provide an idea about the underlying fiscal condition of the issuing states. These coins are made from a silver-copper alloy, the surfaces of which were
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Documentation: A Security Tool for the Identification and Repatriation of Illicitly Trafficked Objects from Museums with Particular Reference to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 390-399; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010027
Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 28 January 2019
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The aim of the study was to ascertain how documentation assisted in the recovery of stolen and illicitly trafficked objects at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. The research objectives were to: Assess the adequacy of the gallery’s documentation system; appraise the documentation elements
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Matera in Many Dimensions
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 380-389; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010026
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 24 January 2019 / Published: 27 January 2019
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In this paper, the city of Matera is described from a mathematical point of view. Previous papers on this subject have concentrated on seeing Matera as a fractal city. Here, this analysis is also dealt with as an extension of Euclidean dimensions. The
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Use and Protection of Archaeological Sites in Greece: Policies and Practices 1975–2018
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 366-379; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010025
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 26 January 2019
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The use of archaeological sites in Greece today is a controversial subject, often stirring public discussion and dispute. This paper, which presents some results of the author’s PhD research, focuses on the use of archaeological sites for artistic and creative purposes. More specifically,
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Mexico’s Tradition and Culture Entering the Digital Age: The Mexican Cultural Heritage Repository Project
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 356-365; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010024
Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 13 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 26 January 2019
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Mexico is a country with a vast and extraordinary cultural heritage, which is the result of a rich history of cultural exchange, syncretism and transculturation. This rich culture has been materialized through the consolidation of a long and prestigious museum tradition, which at
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A Comparison between the Face of the Veil of Manoppello and the Face of the Shroud of Turin
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 339-355; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010023
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 18 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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Recently we have studied the unusual optical properties of the Veil of Manoppello, a canvas representing the face of Jesus Christ, and restored digitally the face, by eliminating the distortions of the anatomic details due the yielding of the very fine structure of
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Roman Wine in Barbaricum. Preliminary Studies on Ancient Wine Recreation
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 331-338; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010022
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 20 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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Ancient Roman wine is found outside of the borders of the Roman world as a result of the Roman influence, trade and political relations. In our project, we decided to extensively research and recreate the ancient method of wine making in order to
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Structure of the Granitic Pegmatite Field of the Northern Coast of Portugal—Inner Pegmatite Structures and Mineralogical Fabrics
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 315-330; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010021
Received: 8 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 21 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
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On the coastline of Northern Portugal, metamorphic formations and pegmatites were the subject of structural analysis with the main goal of understanding Variscan kinematics and related pegmatite intrusion. This study also aims to discriminate, select and characterize relevant aspects of the structure and
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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Dissemination Strategies for Cultural Heritage: The Case of the Tomb of Zechariah in Jerusalem, Israel
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 306-314; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010020
Received: 27 December 2018 / Revised: 11 January 2019 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
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This paper reports the research carried out using Structure from Motion survey techniques, which were developed on the basis of previous surveys and their subsequent representation through two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) drawings of the tomb, comparing them with drawings and watercolors by
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Economic and Societal Impacts on Cultural Heritage Sites, Resulting from Natural Effects and Climate Change
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 279-305; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010019
Received: 12 December 2018 / Revised: 7 January 2019 / Accepted: 20 January 2019 / Published: 23 January 2019
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The demand for a new concept of heritage, in which monuments and landscapes are considered active factors in creating a sense of history, is esteemed not only from a scientific and academic perspective, but as well as part of a more sensitive and
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Atlantis: A Grain of Truth Behind the Fiction?
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 254-278; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010018
Received: 9 October 2018 / Revised: 17 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 January 2019 / Published: 22 January 2019
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The legend of Atlantis was almost certainly invented by Plato to promote the political ideal of his masterwork The Republic, while praising the heroism of his own ancestors. This paper suggests that, in assembling the story, Plato might have reworked the myth
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Salt Weathering of 7th Century CE Granite Monument of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram—Scientific Investigation and Conservation Strategy
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 230-253; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010017
Received: 11 October 2018 / Revised: 11 January 2019 / Accepted: 14 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
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Salt-induced deterioration of architectural heritage is accelerated drastically in marine environments. This paper investigates the deterioration mechanism of the Shore Temple using various analytical techniques. Deteriorated and pristine stone samples were analyzed using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), thin section studies, and SEM in
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geology and Heritage: From Natural to Built Heritage)
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Faunal Remains from Torre Velha 12 (Serpa, Beja, Southwest of Portugal): Relationship between Animals and Bronze Age Communities
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 216-229; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010016
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
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Torre Velha 12 is located in Serpa (Beja) and was excavated and directed by two of the authors (LB and SG), during an emergency intervention within the Alqueva Project. This site is characterized by negative structures filled with pottery sherds and other
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A New Practical Approach for 3D Documentation in Ultraviolet Fluorescence and Infrared Reflectography of Polychromatic Sculptures as Fundamental Step in Restoration
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 207-215; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010015
Received: 20 December 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
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The aim of this work is to present a new practical approach to digital photogrammetry to obtain 3D models of polychromatic sculptures under ultraviolet fluorescence and near-infrared by starting from photographic images. This digital photogrammetry was applied recently to a 17th-century reliquary bust
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Was There a Pre-Roman Occupation in Coimbra, Portugal? The Contribution of Rua Fernandes Thomaz, 72–74 for Understanding Occupation of the Territory of Aeminium during the Transition from the Iron Age to the Roman Era
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 184-206; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010014
Received: 28 November 2018 / Revised: 31 December 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
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Iron Age studies are scarce for the city of Coimbra, besides the findings from the Machado Castro Museum, and therefore this intervention has revealed an important heritage collection. The recovered artefacts, which can be associated with the indigenous world, reveal regional parallels with
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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Methodological Proposal to Study the Uses and Appropriations of Unfinished Estates: A View from Vizela, Portugal
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 169-183; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010013
Received: 1 December 2018 / Revised: 2 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 10 January 2019
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Contemporary urbanity is marked by the presence of abandonment, ruins, and voids. Over the last decades, the model of urban development in Portugal allowed a discontinuous city expansion that has left many plots and spaces empty. Due to interrupted urbanization processes, urban developments
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Integrating Non-Destructive Testing, Laser Scanning, and Numerical Modeling for Damage Assessment: The Room of the Elements
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 151-168; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010012
Received: 13 November 2018 / Revised: 20 December 2018 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 10 January 2019
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For preservation efforts and stability assessment of historic structures it is imperative to understand the extent of existing damages and possible modes for how they could have occurred. The aim of this work is to illustrate the importance of integrating documentation, non-destructive testing,
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Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Heritage in 2018
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 149-150; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010011
Published: 9 January 2019
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Rigorous peer-review is the corner-stone of high-quality academic publishing [...] Full article
Archaeologists, Treasure Hunters and Collectors: Heritage in the Spotlight
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 135-148; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010010
Received: 6 November 2018 / Revised: 28 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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This paper inquiries into different aspects involved in gathering archaeological materials practices in the contemporary world. Archaeological objects comprise an intricate network of interests such as social, academic, scientific, touristic, historical, territorial, and economic, among others. It is based on those interests that
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Tapping into Synchrotron and Benchtop Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy for Expanding Studies of Complex Polysaccharides and their Interactions in Anoxic Archaeological Wood
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 121-134; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010009
Received: 15 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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Circular dichroism (CD) (and synchrotron circular dichroism (SCD)) spectroscopy is a rapid, highly sensitive technique used to investigate structural conformational changes in biomolecules in response to interactions with ligands in solution and in film. It is a chiroptical method and at least one
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Douro Carboniferous System: Integration of the Built Environment Heritage Aspect within the Territorial Planning Framework
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 104-120; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010008
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 26 December 2018 / Accepted: 27 December 2018 / Published: 5 January 2019
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In society energy is the most evident representation of the relationship between technology, economics, and culture and, therefore, formalizes itself in territorial transformations subjugated to the logic of its production, transportation, and consumption. Energy production based on what was the only Portuguese fuel—mineral
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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The Characteristics of Büyükada as a Cultural Landscape
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 86-103; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010007
Received: 29 October 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 4 January 2019
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This paper addresses the cultural landscape characteristics of Büyükada, the largest of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, with regard to the universal definition of the content and extent of the cultural landscape, to provide background to the site’s history and its socio-cultural and urban development.
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Urban Commerce and Protected Cultural Landscape
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 72-85; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010006
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 29 December 2018 / Accepted: 30 December 2018 / Published: 4 January 2019
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By analyzing the urban landscape, this investigation focuses on some commercial typologies that exist in historical urban areas and its relationship with the urban landscape and its heritage values. Trade plays an essential role in historical urban areas, both in the past and
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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Archaeologists, Treasure Hunters and Collectors: Heritage in the Spotlight
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 135-148; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010010
Received: 6 November 2018 / Revised: 28 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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This paper inquiries into different aspects involved in gathering archaeological materials practices in the contemporary world. Archaeological objects comprise an intricate network of interests such as social, academic, scientific, touristic, historical, territorial, and economic, among others. It is based on those interests that
[...] Read more.
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Tapping into Synchrotron and Benchtop Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy for Expanding Studies of Complex Polysaccharides and their Interactions in Anoxic Archaeological Wood
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 121-134; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010009
Received: 15 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 5 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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Circular dichroism (CD) (and synchrotron circular dichroism (SCD)) spectroscopy is a rapid, highly sensitive technique used to investigate structural conformational changes in biomolecules in response to interactions with ligands in solution and in film. It is a chiroptical method and at least one
[...] Read more.
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Douro Carboniferous System: Integration of the Built Environment Heritage Aspect within the Territorial Planning Framework
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 104-120; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010008
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 26 December 2018 / Accepted: 27 December 2018 / Published: 5 January 2019
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In society energy is the most evident representation of the relationship between technology, economics, and culture and, therefore, formalizes itself in territorial transformations subjugated to the logic of its production, transportation, and consumption. Energy production based on what was the only Portuguese fuel—mineral
[...] Read more.
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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The Characteristics of Büyükada as a Cultural Landscape
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 86-103; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010007
Received: 29 October 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 4 January 2019
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This paper addresses the cultural landscape characteristics of Büyükada, the largest of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, with regard to the universal definition of the content and extent of the cultural landscape, to provide background to the site’s history and its socio-cultural and urban development.
[...] Read more.
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Urban Commerce and Protected Cultural Landscape
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 72-85; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010006
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 29 December 2018 / Accepted: 30 December 2018 / Published: 4 January 2019
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By analyzing the urban landscape, this investigation focuses on some commercial typologies that exist in historical urban areas and its relationship with the urban landscape and its heritage values. Trade plays an essential role in historical urban areas, both in the past and
[...] Read more.
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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The Iron Age Settlement of Terronha (Viana do Castelo, Northwestern Portugal): Analysis of Ceramic and Lithic Materials in Context
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 56-71; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010005
Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 22 December 2018 / Accepted: 25 December 2018 / Published: 3 January 2019
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This article’s main objective is to present some results of a study carried out in Castro de Terronha, located in the Union of Cardielos and Serreleis parishes, county and district of Viana do Castelo, North of Portugal. This settlement was discovered and excavated
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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Depictions of Shoeprints in Northwest Portugal
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 39-55; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010004
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 18 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 24 December 2018
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From the end of the 3rd millennium and the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, new motifs appear in Northwest Portugal. This corresponds to what one of the authors has called Figurative Art. The engravings of human feet—barefoot or with shoes—fall within this
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heritage and Territory)
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Describing, Step by Step, the Shroud Body Image Formation
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 34-38; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010003
Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 22 December 2018
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In the recent past, we introduced a natural mechanism (stochastic) in the literature to explain the image formation on the Linen of Turin by taking into account the yellowed linen fibrils distribution of the Shroud. In our opinion, a weak energy source like
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Documenting and Presenting Contentious Narratives and Objects—Experiences from Museums in Uganda
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 27-33; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010002
Received: 13 November 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
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Uganda is currently witnessing a new era, in as far as the safeguarding of cultural heritage is concerned. The preservation and presentation of cultural heritage objects is no longer a preserve of the state. National and community museums, totaling about 25, and spread
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Evaluating the Usability and the Personal and Social Acceptance of a Participatory Digital Platform for Cultural Heritage
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 1-26; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010001
Received: 15 November 2018 / Revised: 13 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
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Nowadays, through the Internet, cultural heritage reaches broader audiences via digital platforms that manage and disseminate cultural content formulating a common sense in societies and supporting society’s cohesion. Various cultural heritage digital platforms embraced the idea of user participation in contributing cultural content.
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Heritage, Volume 1 (2018) 

Issue 1 (December 2018) 

Assessing the Main Frequencies of Modern and Historical Buildings Using Ambient Noise Recordings: Case Studies in the Historical Cities of Crete (Greece)
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 171-188; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010012
Received: 21 June 2018 / Revised: 2 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 August 2018 / Published: 15 August 2018
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Monitoring seismic structural response is an essential issue in earthquake risk assessments and mitigation studies for monumental buildings in order to undertake earthquake disaster management. This study aims at identifying the resonant frequency of soil and modern and historical buildings in three major
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Open AccessTechnical Note Non-Invasive Moisture Detection for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 163-170; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010011
Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 4 August 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 10 August 2018
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Moisture damage is the most critical issue regarding the preservation and integrity of cultural heritage sites. The electromagnetic (EM) sensitivity to the presence of moisture, in both soils and structural materials, is a well-known phenomenon. Thereby, studying the EM response to the presence
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Cultural Routes in Kynouria of Arcadia: Geospatial Database Design and Software Development for Web Mapping of the Spatio-Historical Information
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 142-162; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010010
Received: 19 June 2018 / Revised: 16 July 2018 / Accepted: 16 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
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On the occasion of Kynouria and in order to achieve the protection and projection of antiquities, a web-based model is proposed for highlighting individual monuments and archaeological sites, having in mind the historical and archaeological evidence of the region, the topography, the demographic
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Abalone in Diasporic Chinese Culture: The Transformation of Biocultural Traditions through Engagement with the Western Australian Environment
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 122-141; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010009
Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 7 July 2018 / Accepted: 18 July 2018 / Published: 19 July 2018
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In October 2017, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development of Western Australia (WA) promulgated a new regulation on recreational abalone harvesting. A notable change was that, from 2017 on, the annual fishing season in the West Coast Zone was reduced to
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Hydraulic Chiefdoms in the Eastern Andean Highlands of Colombia
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 100-121; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010008
Received: 16 May 2018 / Revised: 9 July 2018 / Accepted: 9 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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The natural and cultural heritage of the Valley of Leiva in the Eastern Colombian Andes is closely tied to the Colonial town of Villa de Leyva. The popular tourist destination with rapid economic development and agricultural expansion contrasts sharply with an environment of
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Glocal Participatory System for the Recording, Documentation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage: A Greek Case-Study
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 88-99; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010007
Received: 5 June 2018 / Revised: 21 June 2018 / Accepted: 24 June 2018 / Published: 26 June 2018
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The recording, documentation and promotion of local cultural heritage has been the subject of significant research from scientists from various fields such as architecture, anthropology, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, and museology. This paper argues that digital technologies could have a catalytic role concerning the
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Implementing Sustainability in Retrofitting Heritage Buildings. Case Study: Villa Antoniadis, Alexandria, Egypt
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 57-87; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010006
Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 19 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
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Sustainable design is believed to stand on the opposite side of heritage conservation. This view is supported by the fact that sustainable design requires invasive measures to implement new technologies and treatments that challenge the principle of minimum intervention in heritage conservation. Another
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Open AccessCase Report Conservation of a Wooden Tomb-Marker from the Jewish Cemetery of Algarrobos in Argentina
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 47-56; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010005
Received: 2 March 2018 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 20 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
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The state of conservation of some tombs in the Jewish Cemetery of Algarrobos in Colonia Mauricio, Buenos Aires, Argentina was evaluated. A lot of material was found, but only two tomb-markers were done on wood. They were in a state of serious deterioration,
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Open AccessEditorial Heritage—An Open Access Journal of Knowledge, Conservation, and Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 45-46; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010004
Received: 7 May 2018 / Revised: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
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Over the last fifteen years, studies on cultural heritage (CH) have assumed a methodological, cultural, and scientific perspective, aimed at creating an area in which to carry out frontier research to be replicated in other domains [...] Full article 
Biological Profile Estimation Based on Footprints and Shoeprints from Bracara Augusta Figlinae (Brick Workshops)
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 33-44; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010003
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
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Biological profile estimation is an important task of biological and forensic anthropologists. This includes sex, age, ancestry, and body morphology. In bioarchaeology, the biological profile is useful to analyze paleodemography, secular trends, paleopathology, and genetic processes, for example. Foot dimensions, footprints, and shoeprints
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 A Spatial Pattern Analysis of Frontier Passes in China’s Northern Silk Road Region Using a Scale Optimization BLR Archaeological Predictive Model
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 15-32; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010002
Received: 5 February 2018 / Revised: 10 March 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 20 March 2018
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In China’s Northern Silk Road (CNSR) region, dozens of frontier passes built and fortified at critical intersections were exploited starting at approximately 114 B.C. to guarantee caravan safety. Understanding the pattern of these pass sites is helpful in understanding the defense and trading
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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle Integrated Investigation of Built Heritage Monuments: The Case Study of Paphos Harbour Castle, Cyprus
Heritage 2018, 1(1), 1-14; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010001
Received: 25 February 2018 / Revised: 6 March 2018 / Accepted: 6 March 2018 / Published: 14 March 2018
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The state of preservation of built heritage monuments is often evaluated by means of several destructive techniques, which are mainly focused on the analysis of small parts of the monuments’ construction materials. The necessary sampling for the accomplishment of these destructive analyses is
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